SINGER XL-580 Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine with 250 Embroidery Designs
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- The new Endless Hoop 6.75 x 4" allows you to create border designs on tablecloths
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- Portable Embroidery & Sewing machine with 250 built-in embroidery designs and 215 built-in sewing stitches
- Endless Hoop for creating borders, Knee Lifter for hands-free presser foot lifting and USB Key for remote embroidery design
- Long Arm Design provides extra-large sewing space for managing quilts and other bulky projects
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For Creativity that Knows No Limits
For Creativity that Knows No Limits! The SINGER Futura XL-580 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 250 built-in embroidery designs – including 50 endless designs – it’s just what you need to make your sewing creativity truly limitless.
Advanced sewing features like an Independent Bobbin Winding System, Electronic Thread Trimmer, 215 built-in sewing stitches including block letters and numbers ensure that this is a machine you can grow into. 6 Automatic 1-Step Buttonholes plus 1 Endless Buttonhole provide the perfect finish to garments.
50 Endless Designs & Endless Hoop Included
The new Endless Hoop 6.75 x 4 inches allows you to create border designs on tablecloths, fashions and draperies.
Stippling Embroidery Designs
Easily creates free motion quilting effects with embroidery.
250 Embroidery Designs
Including 50 Endless Designs.
USB Key Included
Allows you to design in your embroidery software on your computer without being connected to your machine.
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.
Knee Lifter Included
The knee lifter allows for hands-free raising and lowering of the presser foot and is vital when appliquéing, embroidering or quilting.
Design File Compatability
The included embroidery software will read these design file types: FHE, XXX, JEF, CHE, HUS, PES, DST, SHV, PEC, EXP, VIP, PCS, PSW & SEW.
|Built-In Sewing Stitches||215||215||30|
|Built-In Embroidery Designs||250||125||125|
|Software Included||Basic + AutoPunch, HyperFont Advanced Editing||Basic + AutoPunch, HyperFont Advanced Editing||Basic|
|Endless Hoop Included||✓|
For Creativity that Knows No Limits! The SINGER Futura XL-580 portable 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 250 built-in embroidery designs - including 50 endless designs - it's just what you need to make your sewing creativity truly limitless. When creating monograms and other embroidery designs the possibilities are endless. With a larger embroidery hoop size of 10" x 6" and multi-hooping capability, you can create designs up to 12 by 20 Inch. This fantastic feature and will allow you to embroider large format projects such as table cloths, bedspreads, dresses and more. New innovations like a knee lifter for hands-free raising and lowering of the presser foot, USB Key so you can edit embroidery designs without being connected to the SINGER Futura embroidery machine and 250 built-in all new embroidery designs keep you ahead of the curve.
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I can't stress enough the need for you to get to know your machine. You're not going to sit down the first time and turn out a perfect piece of work. You're not going to get the machine to thread itself every time until you get the hang of it. You're going to break needles. The learning curve is high but the satisfaction from getting to know your machine is priceless. The machine is large and looks impressive on the table. Learning how to use this machine is like learning how to play a musical instrument. It does not come overnight. You must practice, and practice will lead to perfection. Take time and start out slowly with easy projects. Then graduate to more difficult embroidery. Soon you'll find that you are an artist making beautiful items with the Singer Futura XL 580.
And when you embroider, remember that what goes in the machine through the computer is what comes out. In other words, spend a little money on well-digitized designs such as those at embroiderylibrary.com. Don't try to make a purse out of a pigs ear. Free designs are free for a reason...they are not worth anything. You get what you pay for. Take it from someone who had persistence in learning how to use and service his XL-580, I wouldn't trade my machine for anything. I can say that I absolutely love it.
I've had it for a day, so I'll probably come back and make changes to this review, but here are my first impressions. First and most importantly - the fix for the "broken thread" error is that you HAVE TO hold the thread tightly in your right hand while threading it through the machine with your left. If you don't, it may not set accurately in the tension guides. It wasn't the thread quality, the net, the angle, or burning sage during a full moon. My net even pulled off and was flopping around and it still worked fine once I held it tight while threading it.
Next: buttonholes: I was excited about the buttonhole feature, but am bummed out! The autosizing is fantastic; stick your button in the slot and it sews it to the right size. Yes! Though my husband will miss the occasional button popping open ;) However, they're ugly: the minimum stitch width is .5, which makes the buttonhole sides a little jagged. That's a real bummer on contrasting fabric/thread combos. Doubling it up makes it too heavy. It seems like a serious oversight.
Next: Software. Welcome from the year 1995, we missed you! Obviously decent software is last on the list here. The images are bitmapped and named with numbers. It's really difficult to browse through the design library and to view what it might look like. Guess what Singer? It's ok to use photos and keywords! Maybe you also noticed that the videos are low-res as well. Sigh...
What I'm happy about: It's doing what I bought it for: clomping away on a big design right now, with NO problems. I'm using the embroidex thread that was popular on Amazon. Not in love with the thread, but it's good to test on. I also tested on some Coats & Clark I got on clearance at Jo-Ann and it worked well - better than this embroidex. I have fancy stuff arriving same-day delivery (thanks Prime!). I am using tear-away stabilizer underneath and dissolvable on top (which is what I had lying around). Not sure whether I needed the top stuff, but I was tearing out my hair from the broken thread thing.
I'm also excited about all the custom stitches: I took a long piece of an old sheet and sewed a sample of each one. That was great for me, made me get a much better sense of them that way and sparked ideas. Read elsewhere not to pull too tight and go slow in order to keep it from distorting. Seems like very good advice.
I am brand-spankin' new to embroidery, but pretty advanced in clothing and upholstery sewing.