Singer Futura XL-400 Review – A Very Nice Heavy Machine Tho Not For Beginners!

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Are you looking for an easy embroidery machine to use? You also need plenty of stitches and you want it to be affordable? If you do, then the Singer Futura XL-400 review is the answer to your prayers. This portable machine has it all and it is still considered a great value for money. Let’s discover all the features and advantages it has to offer.

Features of Singer Futura XL-400

4 features available. Of course, you are looking for an embroidery machine, but this one is slightly more than that. Besides embroidery, it can be used for sewing, serging and quilting. This makes it versatile and great for beginners and even for intermediate users. The Singer Futura XL-400 review is far from that simply because you should know about additional features and specifications of the machine.

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Large embroidery field

For most of you, the size of the embroidery field will be the main factor when looking for a new machine of this kind. Well, the Singer Futura XL-400 stands from the crowd. The embroidery field has 6.2 x 10.2 inches in size, which allows for you to embroider areas with 19×11 inches in size. This simply makes it ideal for most users.

Being able to use an adjustable embroidery field is one of the most important advantages of embroidery machines in general. I am proud to tell you that the tested model is one of the best in the class when it comes to this factor. It also suggests that the highest number of future owners will be perfectly happy and satisfied.

30 available stitches

Besides embroidery, stitching is the next main advantage of this particular model. In essence, you will be able to use up to 30 different stitches which are pre-loaded in the machine. There are 17 decorative, 6 basic, 5 stretched and 2 buttonhole stitches. The buttonhole stitches can be easily used and they are very convenient.

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Thanks to the number of stitches, the Singer Futura XL-400 will help you complete any task you may have and it will do it smoothly, effortlessly. I liked this feature and I believe it is one of the best in the class.

Automatic tension

There is no need to adjust the tension on the machine. It will do it for you. The automatic tension system is accurate, fully functional with different types of threads and very effective when using different stitches. Thanks to this, I believe that even an absolute beginner won’t have any complications with the usage.

Adjustable speed

When you have a need for more accurate stitching, all you have to do is to decrease the speed. Yes, this machine also comes with adjustable, or variable speed. The slider is used to adjust the speed you need at that particular moment. Make sure to try all settings and see the difference for yourself.


  • Manufacturer: Singer.
  • Model: Futura XL-400.
  • Dimensions: 17″L x 12-1/2″W x 12″H.
  • Weight: 22.7 pounds.
  • Embroidery size: 6.3×10.3 inches.
  • Color: White.
  • Stitches: 30.
  • Designs: 125.
  • OS compatibility, Windows XP, 7 and 8.


  • Number of stitches – Thanks to 30 different types of stitches, I can add that this is an excellent machine which will put a smile on your face by revealing the new world of possibilities.
  • 4 in 1 – All of you will like the fact you can use it for embroidery, sewing, serging and quilting.
  • Advanced features – You get some useful and advanced features such as variable speed, tension adjuster and more.
  • Size of embroidery field – The massive in size field allows for future owners to use it for fabrics up to 19×11 inches in size, which is impressive.


  • Lack of display – I believe that a display should be added.
  • No foot pedal and no manual – The package is basic including the machine only.

Singer Futura XL-400 Review – Conclusion

Some of the bad reviews were because people were impatient and didn’t take their time to read the manual. THERE’S A LEARNING CURVE (like with every new machine). So, if you buy this machine, please take your time to learn and practice. If you don’t have an hour to learn the machine or to read the manual, then I suggest you: don’t buy this machine. To be honest, I must say that this machine is not for beginners and it’s not overly user-friendly. But, if you are patient and you don’t rush, everything will be fine.

Now in my Singer Futura XL-400 review, I must reveal my rating. I give it 4.3/5 stars due to some reasons. First of all, this is 4 in 1 machine with 30 different stitches and 125 pre-loaded designs. It is affordable (you can get a machine that embroiders and sews for this price) and well-made which makes it a safe choice for the highest number of users. It is also possible to exceed the expectations of more demanding users.

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