XL-420 | FUTURA™

For Creativity that Knows No Limits

The SINGER Futura XL-420 embroidery and sewing machine includes innovative features that allow you to do more than ever before. With an endless hoop, knee lifter for hands-free presser foot lifting, extra-large sewing space for quilting and 200 built-in embroidery designs – including 20 endless designs – it’s just what you need to make your sewing creativity truly limitless. 

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  • 200 ALL NEW Embroidery Designs
  • Includes small hoop, large hoop and 20 endless designs
  • NEW Endless Embroidery Hoop
  • Create beautiful border and edging designs in this 6.75” X 4” hoop.
  • Multi-Hooping Capability
  • Easily create designs larger than one hoop. Large multiple hoop embroidery designs can be easily created on screen providing the sewer with the capability to precisely match stitches and designs.
  • 3 Easy-On Extra-Large Hoops
  • Includes a 10” X 6” large hoop, 4” X 4” small hoop and 6.75” X 4” endless hoop
  • Stippling Embroidery Designs
  • Easily creates free motion quilting effects with embroidery.
  • Design File Compatibility
  • The included embroidery software will read these design file types: FHE, XXX, JEF, CHE, HUS, PES, DST, SHV, PEC, EXP, VIP, PCS, PSW & SEW.
  • Basic Editing of All Designs
  • Using the embroidery software, you can resize a design, letters or delete part of a design to meet your needs.
  • Easily Sends Designs to Machine
  • One icon click in the embroidery software sends the design to your machine
  • 5 Popular Fonts for Monogramming
  • Select from 5 embroidery fonts to personalize or monogram your projects. Letters can be sized, rotated and shaped with lettering frames such as arc, banner, wave and more.
  • Outline Lettering
  • Create big, bold letters using a running or satin stitch.
  • Embroidery Software Included
  • Installation software comes on a handy CD.
  • Live Software Updates
  • You can set the embroidery software to check for updates manually or on a set schedule. With a live internet connection, if an update is detected, it will automatically download to your desktop and await installation.
  • Connects Directly to Computer via USB Cable
  • By allowing you to use your own computer, this unique innovation gives you the same capabilities of other embroidery machines at a fraction of the cost.
  • SWIFTSMART™ Threading System
  • Simply guide the thread directly from the spool to the needle area through a single groove and thread the needle by pressing the threading lever for easy needle threading.
  • DROP & SEW™ Bobbin System
  • No need to pull up the bobbin thread manually. Simply insert the bobbin, place the thread in the channel and start sewing.
  • 6 STAYBRIGHT™ LED Lights
  • With lights on each side of the needle area as well as one light over the large surface to the right of the needle, it is easier to see your work.
  • 30 Built-In Sewing Stitches
  • 6 Basic, 5 Stretch 17 Decorative and 2 Buttonholes
  • A large variety of stitches for fashion, home décor, quilting and heirloom sewing always ensures the perfect stitch for every project.
  • 2 Fully Automatic 1-Step Buttonholes
  • Buttonhole sewing is a one-step simple process, providing reliable results every time.
  • Exclusive Buttonhole Foot with Underplate
  • This foot sandwiches fabric between a lower plate and the foot to ensure perfect buttonholes on multiple layers of fabric.
  • Knee Lifter
  • The knee lifter allows for hands-free raising and lowering of the presser foot and is vital when appliquéing, embroidering or quilting.
  • Extra-Large Sewing Space
  • Plenty of room for your biggest projects with 8.25 inches from the needle to the tower
  • Programmable Needle Up/Down
  • The needle can be programmed to stop in the highest up position when your foot is lifted from the controller, making it easier to remove fabric from the machine. The needle can also be programmed to stop in the down position which is ideal for pivoting, appliquéing and quilting.
  • Drop Feed
  • Perfect for free-motion embroidery, machine embroidery, monograms and attaching buttons without the need to attach a darning plate.
  • Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
  • There are two heights to the presser foot lifter. The second height offers a ¼” more clearance, which is needed when placing multiple layers or bulky fabrics under the presser foot.
  • Automatic Tension
  • Stable stitch quality no matter the type of fabric used
  • Speed Control Lever
  • Slide the lever on the front of the machine to set the sewing speed from slow to fast. When the foot pedal is used the lever functions as a top speed limiter
  • Heavy Duty Metal Frame
  • This rigid support holds all the mechanisms in perfect alignment for skip-free sewing and overall durability.
  • Accessories Included
  • 6.75” X 4” Endless Embroidery Hoop, 10” X 6” embroidery hoop, 4” X 4” embroidery hoop, Knee Lifter, USB Cable, Embroidery Foot, All Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Thread Spool Nets, Thread Spool Caps, Auxiliary Spool Pin, Spool Pin Felt, Scissors, Pack of Needles, Bobbins, Screwdrivers, Seam Ripper / Lint Brush and Vinyl Accessory Bag
  • Computer Requirements
  • Personal Computer with 1 GHz Intel or AMD Processor, Windows OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1,  1GB of RAM (or more recommended), CD-ROM Drive, 500 MB (or more recommended) of Available Hard-Disk Space for Installation, Color Standard (1024x768 pixel, 65,000 colors recommended), VGA Adapter Connected with Color VGA Monitor, Microsoft Compatible Mouse, USB 1.1/2.0
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What others are saying.
Linda Noll | December 31, 2015
Overall Rating
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I replaced an older embroidery machine with this unit and what a difference! This is fast, quiet and I don't have to get tangled up in the machine to change colors. The Swift Smart threading is almost like not having to thread the machine!! The knee lift for the pressure foot is a huge help to release the tension to change threads and the needle threader takes care of the rest! The bobbin winder runs automatically.

As far as sewing goes, the machine handles it all. The buttonholer is excellent and the machine can handle all fabrics.

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Gettin Started
Rubye Doyal | November 24, 2015
Overall Rating
Good Value, Great Features, High Quality
Little Hard To Get Dialed In But Once You Do Your Setadd A Con

I would suggest that you read the manual carefully and use the needles for singer, the bobbins 15j and good quality embroidery thread. It took me a couple of tries to get it dialed in but once that happens your set to go. I would recommend this machine. Oh, and the sewing is excellent.

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still not sure if I like it.
Marilyn Wylie | November 06, 2015
Overall Rating
Good Value, Easy To Use

Although the sewing on the Futura 420 is lovely, I find the machine very noisy and am about to return it to the dealer to look at it.

It sounds like the insides have something that is either loose or has fallen off and is grinding.

I also don't understand why with todays technology why the machine doesn't have the scissors or automatic cutting feature that most other machines have.

However that being said I do love the way it embroiders and it is good value for money,

I also wish it had come with more feet, but I am sure that is a value thing.

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Dalyn Dougherty | July 19, 2015
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Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Sure, I broke about three needles and kept receiving a "top thread broken" message a few times before I got going on the embroidery aspect of the machine. But, I re checked the manual and realized that 1) I needed to put the tension wheel on "E" 2) always use the type of bobbins that are recommended 3) always use a high quality machine embroidery thread 4) use the correct type needle for your fabric. After I corrected all my mistakes, I could not be happier with this beautiful machine!

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Emmajean Baker | June 26, 2015
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Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
Haven't Had Time To Figure Out The Embroidry Feature.

What I have done so far has been so slick. Can't wait to learn more.

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