The new Singer Futura CE250 adds: programmable needle up/down controls, 3 more alphabet fonts for a total of 5, trace outline before embroidering to insure proper placement and needle not hitting hoop, three StayBright LED lamps for improved illumination, new underplate foot for better buttonholes now in 4 styles, plus 50% faster speed at 600 Stitches Per Minute On Embroidery. The earlier model CE200 does not have these new features.

  • 600 Stitches Per Minute On Embroidery.
  • One-touch pattern selection
  • Large (4 1/2” X 6 3/4”) and small (3 1/8” X 4 3/4”) hoop
  • Transmit designs directly to the machine via USB cable
  • Three StayBright LED Lights™ for illumination
  • Programmable needle up/needle down
  • Four styles of one-step buttonholes with exclusive underplate system
  • Drop feed
  • USB Connectivity from your computer, without flash (thumb)drive capability.

    Automatic Needle Threader
  • Effortless threading of the machine, including automatic threading of the eye of the needle!

    Automatic Tension
  • This system ensures stable stitch quality, whatever the type of fabric being used.

    Top Loading Jam-Proof Bobbin System with Clear Cover
  • This mechanism incorporates a magnet-type vertical axis rotating hook that ensures smooth, quiet, jam-proof sewing. The bobbin loads from the top so it is easy to insert the bobbin. The clear cover makes it effortless to monitor the bobbin thread supply.

    Optimum Power Control
  • The Optimum Power Control provides precise piercing power when sewing multiple layers or dense fabric. The piercing power is the same regardless of sewing speed.

    Drop Feed
  • A conveniently located lever will lower the feed dogs for free-motion embroidery, machine embroidery, monograms and attaching buttons.

    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.

    Accommodates Many Types of Thread Spools
  • In addition to the machine’s horizontal thread delivery, a second vertical spool holder is provided, specially designed for many of today’s threads.

    Self-Lubricating
  • Because the machine is permanently lubricated, there is no need to oil the machine, and no oil gets on fabric.

    Warning Signals
  • Audible warning messages alert the sewer, ensuring trouble-free sewing.

    Aluminum Frame
  • The internal skeleton of the sewing machine. This rigid support holds all the mechanisms in perfect alignment for perfect, skip-free sewing.

    Warranty
  • Futura has a 25 year limited warranty, including 5 years on electronic components and 1 year on adjustments.

    Consumer's Choice
  • More sewers own SINGER® sewing machines than all other brands combined.* (*Source: Market Facts, March 2002)

    Sewing Machine Features:
    Electronic Sewing Machine
  • Sewing machine has push button stitch selection.

    99 Built-In Stitch Programs
  • A large variety of stitches for construction, decorative sewing, heirloom sewing and quilting always ensures the perfect stitch for every project.

    Built-In Stretch Stitches
  • Specially designed stitches that add strength and flexibility to seams, especially useful when sewing on knitwear.

    Basting Capability
  • Quickly piece projects together.

    Built-In Quilting Stitch
  • Create a hand-sewn quilted look with this unique stitch.

    Twin Needle Function
  • Automatically reduces stitch width on decorative patterns to prevent needle breakage when sewing with a twin needle.

    Built-In Heirloom-Friendly Stitch Selection
  • Pin Stitch, Blanket Stitch, and Entredeux are a few of the popular heirloom stitches available.

    7mm Stitch Width
  • Most 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.

    One-Step Built-In Buttonholes
  • Choose from 2 different one-step buttonholes. Buttonhole sewing is a one-step simple process that provides reliable results because the sides of the buttonhole sew the same direction to prevent gaps in stitching or fabric distortion.

    Optimal Stitch Settings
  • Optimal settings for length and width are automatically set when choosing a stitch. They can be overridden to personalize length and width choice.

    Needle Up and Down
  • The Needle Up/Down allows for the needle to be placed in either the raised or lowered position with a simple push of a button. It is great for appliquéing, quilting, pivoting the fabric and picking the bobbin thread up.

    13 Needle Positions
  • Needle position can be changed for individual projects, such as inserting zippers or cording and topstitching.

    Embroidery Features:
    Connects Directly to the Computer via USB Cable
  • First machine to connect directly to the computer, eliminating the need for conversion boxes or tools.
  • This unique innovation gives you the same capabilities of other machines at a fraction of the cost.

    Windows Compatible
  • Operates with any computer with an Operation System of Windows® 2000 or higher.

    Operational Tutorial Included
  • Step-by-step tutorial to help even a beginner with using the embroidery features of the machine.

    Customer Support Site
  • Convenient, on-line help is always there when needed.

    Auto-Digitizing
  • Automatically digitize custom embroidery using your own images or clip art with control over stitch settings.

    120 Built-In Designs
  • Select from built-in embroidery designs including animals, holidays, flowers and more.

    Built-in Lettering Program with 5 Fonts
  • Select from 5 built-in fonts: Arial Large, Block Large, Script 2, Courier and Times Large. Letters can be sized, rotated and shaped with 30 lettering frames such as arc, banner, wave and more.

    Reads All Popular Home Embroidery Design Formats
  • All popular formats accepted. Download designs from the Internet or work from a collection on CD, floppy disk or memory stick.

    Design Browser
  • This function of the software provides for viewing several designs at one time, in order to scroll through and view design collections

    Combine Designs
  • Multiple designs can be combined into one design file using paste design or copy and paste.

    3-D Realistic View
  • This function of the software provides a preview of the selected design in a manner such that the stitches appear on screen as they will when sewn out on the fabric.

    3-D Realistic Print
  • This function of the software provides for printing the 3-D realistic view. This is useful when creating placement templates.

    Change Colors
  • This function of the software provides for selecting colors for an embroidery design. Software includes thread charts, with color numbers, for several of the most popular brands of embroidery thread.

    Transmit design 3 ways
  • Embroidery designs can be transmitted to the Futura embroidery machine in 3 different ways. The design can be sent one color block at a time, the whole design can be sent at one time or the design can be sent in one color.

    Trace Design
  • Trace the outline of the design in the embroidery hoop for more accurate design positioning.

    Operates with Start/Stop Button
  • Use the Start/Stop button to start machine. When it is desired to stop sewing, press the Start/Stop again to stop sewing and have the needle stop at its highest position.

    Embroidery Block Indication and Selection
  • When sending the whole design at once to the Futura machine, design color blocks are indicated with the LED lit above patterns. To select a block push the pattern selector button until the desired block is selected.

    Move forward or Backwards through a design
  • Move forward or backwards through the design using the Needle Stop position button or Reserve Stitch.

    1 Degree Increment Rotation
  • Rotate embroidery designs in increments as small as 1 degree for precise positioning.

    Reduce or Enlarge Design
  • When changing design size, the software automatically recalculates the stitch density.

    Automatic Software Updates
  • The latest software enhancements can be downloaded automatically or manually from within the Futura software,

    Automatic Firmware Updates
  • The latest machine firmware enhancements can be downloaded automatically or manually from with in the Futura software.

    2 Embroidery Hoops Included
  • A large 4½” x 6¾” hoop and a smaller 3⅛” x 4¾” hoop included with the machine.

    CD Video Tutorial Workbook
  • A bonus CD Video Tutorial Workbook for the Futura embroidery software is included. This CD tutorial helps guide you through use of the Futura software system operation and design creation. It also provides project for embroidery and sewing on the Futura machine.

    The Futura software will read the following formats:
    FHE, CHE, DST, EXP, PSW, XXX, HUS, SHV, VIP, SEW, JEF, PES, PEC, PCS and convert to the Futura format the machine reads.

  • Manufacturer's US warranty 25 years on parts, 5 years on electrical, 1 year on labor
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Specifications
  • Windows 2000, ME & XP & Vista Compatible: Yes
  • Button Hole Type(s): 1-Step (Multistyle)
  • Bobbin Class: 15J
  • Bobbin Type: Top Drop-In
  • Clear Bobbin Cover: Yes
  • Automatic Tension: Yes
  • Built-in Accessory Storage: Yes
  • Carry Handle: Yes
  • Drop Feed: Yes
  • Embroidery: Yes
  • Free-Arm: Yes
  • LCD Display: Yes
  • Light: Yes
  • Needle Threader: Yes
  • Snap-on Presser Feet: Yes
  • Thread Delivery: Horizontal
  • Limited Warranty: 25 years
Included Accessories
Presser Feet:
  • General Purpose Foot
  • Zipper Foot
  • Buttonhole Foot
  • Special Purpose Foot
  • Button Sewing Foot
  • Blindstitch Hem Foot
  • Needles
  • Bobbins
  • Buttonhole Opener/Brush
  • Screwdriver (large)
  • Screwdriver (small)
  • Screwdriver (special)
  • Spool Cap (large)
  • Spool Cap (small)
There are several procedures to follow for Singer Futura embroidery machine set-up. After connecting the embroidery unit, double check that the bobbin winder is dis-engaged (in the left position) and the buttonhole lever is pushed all the way up. Make sure that the needle is in the highest position by turning the handwheel toward you and stopping at the top.

It's important to follow this sequence:
Turn on the Futura machine WITHOUT any hoop attached. (You must always
turn on the machine without any hoop connected.) This allows the embroidery unit to move.
Next attach the desired hoop. (This is when the software reads which hoop you have on the machine.)
Open the program.
Open desired pattern.
Transmit to machine.

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