SINGER Futura CE-250 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine with 2 Hoop Sizes, 100 Sitches, 120 Embroidery Designs, 5 Monogramming Fonts
Product DescriptionIncludes (1) General Purpose Pressure Foot, (1) Buttonhole Foot, (1) Button Sewing Foot, (1) Zipper Foot, (1) Satin Stitch, (1) Blind Hem Foot, (1) Embroidery Foot, Needles, (7) Bobbins, (3) Sewing Bobbins, (3) Embroidery Bobbins and (1) Bobbin In The Machine, Scissors, (3) Screwdrivers - Small, Large And Special, (2) Embroidery Hoops - Large (4 1/2-In x 6 3/4-In) And Small (3 1/8-In x 4 3/4-In), Lint Brush-Seam Ripper, (2) Spool Caps - Small And Large, Thread Guide, Vinyl Bag, USB Cable, Autopunch Software, Windows-Compatible Basic Editing Software For Your Computer, Operational Tutorial DVD, Instruction Manual
The capabilities of a more expensive embroidery machine at a fraction of the cost.
The Singer Futura CE-250 is a fully electronic sewing machine and computer-linked embroidery unit. Ideal for both sewing and embroidery, this easy-to-use machine provides an array of convenient features, including six automatic buttonhole styles and software to convert images into embroidery designs.
The Futura sewing and embroidery machine is to first machine to connect directly to the computer, eliminating the need for conversion boxes and tools. The Futura sewing and embroidery machine automatically reads most embroidery design file formats. Download thousands of designs from the Internet or work from a collection on a CD. Also, select from built-in embroidery designs including animals, holidays, flowers and more. All designs are editable so you have complete customization over your projects. The included AutoPunch software allows you to digitize your own designs into embroidery. Digitize clip art, scanned images and other graphic files into stitches.
One-Touch Stitch SelectionWith just the touch of a button you can select the stitch as well as the optimum settings for length, width, balance, pressure and tension.
Two Embroidery Hoops IncludedA large 4-1/2-by-6-3/4-inch hoop and a smaller 3-1/8-by-4-3/4-inch hoop are included.
Easy Threading Top Drop-in BobbinSimply drop the bobbin, loop the guide, pick up the bobbin thread and you’re ready to sew.
3 StayBright LED LightsWith 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.
Embroidery SoftwareEditing software plus AutoPunch to convert clip art into embroidery designs included.
Warranty25-year limited warranty including 25-years part, five-year electronic and one-year labor.
Connects Directly to the Computer via USB CableThis innovation gives you the capabilities of more expensive machines at a fraction of the cost.
Vertical & Horizontal Spool HoldersA second vertical spool holder specifically designed for many of today’s threads is provided at the back of the machine.
Additional Features & BenefitsBuilt-In Lettering Program with Five Fonts
Select from five different fonts: Arial Large, Block Large, Script 2, Courier and Times Large. Letters can be easily sized, rotated and shaped with 30 lettering frames such as arc, banner, wave and more. Outline lettering is also included with a running stitch or satin stitch outline. Move Forwards or Backward Through a Design
Never lose your place when sewing or embroidery. You can easily move forwards or backwards using the Needle Stop position button or Reverse Stitch. Drop Feed for Free Motion Sewing
The drop feed feature allows for creative top stitching. Drop feed is handy when sewing quilts, monograms and adding creative touches to your sewing projects. Transmit Design Four Ways
Embroidery designs can be transmitted to the Futura embroidery machine in four ways. The design can be sent one color block at a time, the whole design can be sent at one time, the design can be sent in one color, or the color sequence can be chosen during data submission. Warning Signals
The machine produces audible warning messages to alert the sewer, ensuring trouble‐free sewing. Stitch-Locking Function and Automatic Back-Tack Function
Tie off decorative and straight stitches with just the touch a button. Reinforcing the end of the seams ensures quality stitches, avoids unraveling and provides stronger stitching. Heavy-Duty Metal Frame
This rigid support holds all the mechanisms in perfect alignment for skip‐free sewing. Automatic Tension
This system ensures stable stitch quality, regardless of fabric type. Feel free to override the preset tension for special project settings. Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
The extra-high presser foot lifter offers more clearance when placing multiple layers of bulky fabric under the presser foot. Four-Segment Feed Dogs with Box Feed
This specially designed feed dog ensures the fabric is picked up and supported from the front of the presser foot to the rear. The box feed motion moves the feed dogs in a box motion, rather than the historic arc motion. The feed dogs are always in perfect and equal contact with the fabric and presser foot. 7mm Stitch Width
Select stitches can be set for a maximum width of 7mm. When sewing decorative stitches or satin stitches the wide stitches are bolder and more pronounced. Automatic Presser-Foot Pressure
The amount of pressure exerted on the fabric by the presser foot against the feed dogs is automatic. Sew from the lightest weight tricots to the heaviest denim without making pressure adjustments. Automatic Bobbin Winding Clutch
The needle bar automatically disengages when winding the bobbin, making bobbin winding safer. Electronic Stitch Formation
All stepper motors are electronically controlled. Digital control of the stepper motors allows for perfectly formed patterns every time. Optimum Power Control
The optimum power control aids in sewing multiple layers of dense fabric. The power remains constant regardless of sewing speed. Thirteen Needle Positions
Needle positions can be changed for individual projects including inserting zippers, cording and topstitching. Automatic Software and Firmware Updates
The latest embroidery software and machine firmware enhancements can be downloaded automatically or manually from within the Futura software.
Futura Sewing and Embroidery Machines Comparison
|Features||Futura CE-150||Futura CE-250|
|Built-In Stitches ||24||100|
|Styles of Buttonholes ||2||6|
|Software Included ||Standard||Standard + AutoPunch|
Unlock Your Creativity With 100 Built-In StitchesThe Future CE-250 offers a large variety of stitches for construction, embroidery, fashion sewing, quilting, heirloom, crafts, home decorating and decorative sewing.
- Spool caps
- Spool nets
- Seam ripper/brush
- General/all-purpose foot
- Zipper foot
- Button-sewing foot
- Blind hem foot
- Buttonhole foot
- Satin stitch foot
- Thread guide
- Foot pedal
- Power cord
- Instruction manual
- Embroidery foot
- Embroidery software CD
Consumer's ChoiceMore people own SINGER machines than all other brands combined.
Bobbin Class: 15J
Light Bulb: 3 StayBright LED Lights
Needles: 2000 & 2020
Presser Foot Class: A
- PC with 1GHz Intel or AMD Processor
- Windows OS: Windows XP/Vista/7 (probably 2000 or higher)
- 1 GB of RAM (or more recommended)
- CD-ROM drive
- 500 MB (or more recommended) of available hard-disk space for installation
- Color standard (1024 x 768 pixel; 65,000 colors recommended) VGA adapter connected with a color monitor VGA monitor
- Microsoft compatible mouse
- USB 1.1/2.0
About SINGERSINGER is sewing made easy.
Founded in 1851, Singer is one of the world’s leading sellers of consumer and artisan sewing machines, and one of the world’s most trusted and recognizable brands. The company has a long history of innovation, having produced, among other breakthroughs, the world’s first portable machine, the first zigzag machine and the first computer-controlled machine.
By making simple, easy-to-use machines, Singer has provided the gateway to sewing for people around the world. From home décor and clothing construction to embroidery and quilting, Singer is dedicated to helping people express themselves through sewing.
- All-in-one sewing and embroidery machine with 100 built-in stitches including six fully automatic one-step buttonholes
- Automatic needle threader and easy top drop-in bobbin system for quick and easy set-up
- Programmable needle up/down and drop feed for free-motion sewing and creative topstitching
- 120 built-in embroidery designs and five built-in fonts perfect for monogramming
- Includes AutoPunch software to convert images to embroidery designs--design file capability automatically reads most embroidery design file formats. 110 volt machine designed for United States and Canadian use only.
Average Customer Review
(54 customer reviews)
169 of 171 people found the following review helpful
New to Machine Embroidery, September 8, 2008
Joleen W. Black "Craft Lover" (Hawaii) - See all my reviews
This review is from: SINGER Futura CE-250 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine with 2 Hoop Sizes, 100 Sitches, 120 Embroidery Designs, 5 Monogramming Fonts (Kitchen)I purchased this machine because I wanted to learn to do machine embroidery and didn't want to spend a fortune. I think it is an excellent value. It seems very solid and sewed beautifully with no adjustments straight out of the box. There are sensors in the thread path that are very sensitive and incorrectly report broken thread quite often. As soon as I got the hang of flossing the thread into the sensors this became less of a problem. There are several yahoo groups dedicated to machine embroidery and the nice people there were of great assistance to me as I got started.
Folks like me who are new to machine embroidery should understand that the sewing machine must be physically attached to a computer while you are embroidering. The soft ware running the computer sends the information to the sewing machine one color at a time so don't think that you can download the design and then sew it out later. You are going to need a computer to run the embroidery feature of...Read more
108 of 119 people found the following review helpful
Fooled by the reviews, August 6, 2009
A. Buffalo "Olaf the Grey" (Warrenton, Virginia USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: SINGER Futura CE-250 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine with 2 Hoop Sizes, 100 Sitches, 120 Embroidery Designs, 5 Monogramming Fonts (Kitchen)My wife and I needed an embroidery machine to create some work for one of our clients. Not wanting to spend a whole lot of money as the embroidery part of the machine would not be used on a regular basis I read the reviews here for the CE-250 and we decided to purchase one.
Considering the 5-1 favorable review report here I must say I was completely fooled. The original 1 star report is right on the money with regards to this machine. The CE-250 requires an immense amount of patience and time. The machine constantly breaks its thread, not only in embroidery mode, but in standard sewing mode as well. I am beginning to hear the "beep beep" of the E-1 warning in my sleep (we do a lot of personal sewing as well). We followed the instructions to a T on set up and threading the machine but still phoned Singer tech support to check on the user error possibility when the E-1 Warning kept continually popping up. The young lady who answered our call was quite nice and assured us we...Read more
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
My first time ever on a sewing machine......so wonderful and simple, February 28, 2009
Dana Sacco "dana" (san francisco) - See all my reviews
This review is from: SINGER Futura CE-250 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine with 2 Hoop Sizes, 100 Sitches, 120 Embroidery Designs, 5 Monogramming Fonts (Kitchen)when i bought this machine i had never used a sewing machine before in my life. I had never even sewn by hand. i really had no clue what i was doing. i just followed the directions on how to thread it and within a few days i had it figured out. the embroidery and sewing was a breeze. i have gotten the annoying "broken thread" error plenty myself but i have found that if you just change the way you thread it you can find a way it works flawlessly. when i get the error i move the spool onto the vertical spool holder and try guiding it through the thread guide and that will work. so yeah sometimes it takes a second to get it running perfectly but once the thread it fine the machine works great. i realize i have no basis of comparison but for someone who has never sewn before to figure it all out this fast i feel i can let you all know that it isnt complicated or difficult to use at all. the software is great, my embroideries come out beautifully and i am so happy i bought it.