SwiftSmart™ Threading System with Automatic Needle Threader
Sewing’s biggest timesaver!
Separate Bobbin Winding Motor
You can easily wind a bobbin while sewing or embroidering.
Reduce the speed for precise sewing. Easily accessible on the front of your machine.
6 StayBright™ LED Lights
Fills the sewing surface with light, making it easier to view your work and eliminating eye strain
Drop & Sew™ Bobbin System
Automatic bobbin thread pick up for quicker threading. The clear cover makes it easy to see the bobbin supply.
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
Easy to place multiple layers or bulky fabrics under the presser foot
2 Built-In Spool Pins
Horizontal and vertical thread delivery are handy for twin needle sewing, specialty sewing and topstitching techniques.
2 Accessory Trays
The machine accessories are within handy reach, stored in the Removable Extension Table. Plus, another extra accessory storage in the embroidery
To access the built-in tutorials in the software for your SINGER® FUTURA™ sewing & embroidery machine, please follow these instructions:
> Open the software.
> Click on the Help tab at the top of the toolbar.
> Click on How-To Tutorial.
> Choose a category.
2 Snap-On Hoops Included
Create beautiful embroideries in a variety of sizes: Extra Large 260 mm x 160 mm and Small 100 mm x 100 mm.
Multi-Hoop Capability to Embroider Designs Larger than One Hoop
Gives endless possibilities to embroider designs up to 480 mm x 280 mm (18 ½” x 11”)
125 Embroidery Designs Included
A large selection of embroidery designs are included to get you started right away.
Design File Capability
Automatically reads most embroidery design file formats.
Basic Editing of All Designs
Customize your embroidery on your computer screen. Combine multiple designs into one design file and add lettering to personalize your embroidery. Select custom colors for your threads. Rotate embroidery designs in one degree increments for perfect placement and design possibilities. Flip embroidery designs horizontally and/or vertically or repeat embroidery designs for even more creative possibilities. Resizing capability allows you to reduce or enlarge the embroidery design for use on any project.
Lettering Program with 20 Fonts
Select from 20 embroidery fonts to personalize or monogram your projects. Letters can be sized, rotated and shaped with 30 lettering frames such as arc, banner, wave and more.
Built-In Multi-Lingual Alphabet
English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Turkish, Norwegian and Russian
Trace the outline of the design in the embroidery hoop to accurately position the design.
3D Realistic View and Print Capabilities
Stitches appear on the computer screen exactly as they will sew. Print the design to create placement templates.
Connects Directly to Computer via USB Cable
Quick transfer of designs, no additional hardware or cards are needed.
Operates with any computer with an Operating System of Windows® XP / Vista® / 7 / 8 / 8.1 (Windows® 8 & 8.1 require a software update available at Futura-Support.com)
Software CD including Installation Software, AutoPunch™, HyperFont™ and Editing. AutoPunch™ converts clip art, logos and self-created designs into embroidery. HyperFont™ converts all TrueType fonts on your PC into embroidery. Advanced Editing allows you to edit existing embroidery designs
Additional Embroidery Designs
Download additional embroidery designs at myembroideries.com.
Extra-Large Sewing Space
The arm length to the right of the needle is 210 mm (8 ¼”) which gives more space for Quilts and other Large Projects.
215 Built-In Stitches
For a wide variety of sewing. You will always have the perfect stitch for every project.
6 Fully Automatic 1-Step Buttonholes
Buttonholes are quickly and easily sewn in a simple one-step process. Both columns are sewn in the same direction to lie smoothly and prevent distortion. Also includes an Endless Button hole.
Up to 7mm Stitch Width
Decorative stitches are wide, bold and beautiful.
The best tension is automatically set for any stitch
Presser Foot Sensor
Notifies with error message and buzzer when presser foot is not down
Exclusive Buttonhole Underplate
Makes it easy to create buttonholes, even on thick fabrics or uneven fabric thicknesses
Programmable Needle Up / Down
One touch sets the needle to stop up or down for easy pivoting, appliqué, accurate stitch placement and more.
Electronic Twin Needle Function
Limits the stitch width when using a twin needle on decorative stitches to prevent needle breakage
A convenient lever lowers the feed teeth for free-motion embroidery and creative top stitching.
Automatic Thread Cutter
One touch instantly cuts the top and bobbin thread while sewing. In embroidery it cuts the threads between color changes and at the end.
1. How many years of warranty does Singer provide on Zig Zag Machines ?
Singer India Ltd provides 2 years warranty on all Zig Zag machines except Plastic Parts, Bulb,Needles,Bobbins.
2. Is this for domestic or industrial use ?
It is for Domestic purpose and also can be used in sampling.
3. Can we use this machine for blouse neck designs
Yes, you can make blouse neck designs.
4. Is their a Demo Service?
Yes, There are 2 free demos on the purchase of all Zig Zag Machines and post 2nd demo, it is chargeable as per the model of the machine. 2 Free demos are applicable only within 2 years of warranty period.
5. Is it a computerized machine ?
Yes, It is a fully automatic computerised machine
6. How will the machine work through the computer?
You just need to have a software of Futura XL-550 installed in your system.
7. How many stitch functions does this have ?
There are 228 Built in Stitch functions in this machine.
8. Is the machine capable of stitching buttons?
Yes, It has 1 Step Buttonholer through which you can stitch Buttons and Button Holes.
9. Is this machine Twin Needle ?
Yes, This machine has twin needle.
10. What are the accessories given along with the machine ?
Zipper Foot, Buttonhole foot, Button sewing Foot, L-Screwdriver, Seam Ripper, Pack of needles *3,3 Bobbins, , Spool Pin Felt, 4 Bobbins, Auxuliary Spool Pin, Spool Pin Cap( Mini), Spool Pin Cap(Small), Spool Pin Cap( Large), Blind Hem Foot,Satin Foot, Screw Driver(Small), Screw Driver(Large),Thread Spool Net(Long),Thread Spool Net(Short), Embroidery Pressure Foot, Embroidery Software CD,Scissors,Vinyl Bag
11. Is the Bobbin Case made of Plastic or Metal ?
The Bobbin Case is made of Plastic.
12. Is oiling required in this model ?
There is no oiling required in this machine as the bobbin case is made up of Plastic.
13. How to attach foot controller to the machine?
Foot controller can be inserted by attaching the wire into the sewing machine and switch on the Power button.
14. How to adjust the presser foot up and down ?
The Presser foot can be adjusted through Presser foor lifter which is at the back of the machine. It is helpful while you want to remove or insert a cloth.
15. Does this machine have Automatic thread cutter ?
Yes, There is a thread cutter at the side of the machine.
16. How to select the desired pattern in the machine ?
You can select the desired pattern with just moving the pattern regulator.
17. How shall I adjust the stitch length ?
You can adjust the stitch length with the help of an adjustable stitch length dial regulator.
18. How shall I adjust the needle manually ?
You can adjust the needle manually with the help of the Hand wheel.
19. Can I do free arm stitching in this machine?
Yes, you can do free arm stitching in all Zig Zag Models by just removing the Extension Table.
20. Does this machine have space to keep accessories ?
Yes, The accessories can be kept inside the Extension table.
21. What all can be done to avoid needle break ?
In order to avoid Needle break, Put the needle in the right position,Use the needle as per the fabric and check whether the needle is correctly inserted or not.
22. What should I do when the thread breaks ?
In case if the thread breaks,Insert the thread again according to the given direction specified on the machine and set the tension disk. If the tension is too tight, it will lead to thread breakage.
23. What can be done if the thread starts gathering on the cloth ?
If the thread gathers in the cloth, set the tension disk which is on the top.
24. How can I make decorative designs ?
You can make decorative and creative designs through various attachments- Flower Stitch Attachment, Ruffler Foot Attachment, Presser Feet which can be easily purchased by Singer.
25. How can I change presser feet attachment in the machine ?
There is a release lever at the back of the machine, then we just need to press the release lever and it will be detached. Then you just need to put the presser feet attachment straight below the needle.
26. How to fill the thread in bobbin ?
There is a bobbin winder provided in the machine through which the thread can be filled in the bobbin.