SINGER XL-550 Futura Computerized Sewing & Embroidery Machine
The embroidery machine for people who love to sew. With 215 sewing stitches, 125 built-in embroidery designs and great automatic features, it’s so easy to let your creativity lead the way!
Notable Features: Embroidery
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 mysewingmall.com/embroidery-desigs.html
Notable Features: Sewing
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.