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Singer CE-150 Futura Embroidery Machine

Singer CE-150With a number of features the Singer CE-150 Futura Embroidery machine is easy to use for both embroidery and sewing. Preprogrammed with 24 stitch settings, including 2 one-step buttonholes, this machine is fully electronic to ensure precision yet can be adjusted for total control. Other impressive features include an automatic needle threader, top drop in bobbin with a view plate, twin needle control, one touch stitch selector buttons, drop feed, needle up/down selector, and more.

This unit also comes with everything necessary to transform it into a full featured embroidery machine. It is easy to get started with 120 embroidery designs, two embroidery hoops (4 ½ x 6 ¾ and 3 1/8 x 4 ¾), five fonts, USB cable, and windows based software for downloading an unlimited number of designs. Learning is easy as the software provides a step-by-step tutorial. Screen prompts and help screens also provide assistance throughout your embroidery process. With the click of a mouse, you can layout and edit your design then send it to the embroidery machine.

Other features include horizontal thread delivery, automatic thread tension, a free-arm, a well-lit work area, carrying handle, built-in accessory storage, needles, bobbins, 3 screwdrivers, 2 spool caps, 6 snap-on presser feet, and a buttonhole opener/brush.

Features and Specifications:

  • Sewing-and-embroidery machine
  • 24 built-in stitches
  • 2 types of 1-step buttonholes
  • electronic stitch control
  • array of accessories
  • 120 embroidery designs
  • 5 fonts, 2 hoops
  • Windows-compatible software
  • USB cable
  • Measures approximately 17 by 11 by 12 inches
  • Warranty: 25-year limited warranty

Customer Reviews

We were only able to find about 10 reviews and they covered the complete range between good and bad.

The good- Several reviews commented that the machine was quick and easy to use. Some were also impressed with the automatic threader. A couple reviewers were also pleased with the quality of the embroidery. One reviewer commented that the software was easy to use and the larger hoop is nice considering the fact that machines of this price range normally only include the 4” x 4” hoop. Many reviewers also like the fact that many designs can be downloaded to the machine for very cheap and many times free.

The bad – One reviewer commented that the tension was not set well from the factory but was able to adjust it with help from an online support group. Another reviewer was not happy and pointed out that this machine does not have the ability to embroider with-out being attached to a computer. One reviewer stated that she received 2 broken machines and that Singer customer support was very slow. She also stated that the software was very difficult to install even though she is very computer savvy. Several reviewers reported having problems with parts breaking and again receiving terrible support from Singer.

Even though there were several raving reviews, we would not feel comfortable recommending this unit to anyone. Poor customer service seems common, not only on this model but others also. It appears that this is a decent sewing machine but not so much for embroidery. Keep looking!

Singer Futura CE-250 Embroidery Machine

Singer Futura CE-250Easy-to-use and loaded with features, the Singer Futura CE-250 embroidery machine is great for sewing and embroidery. When used as a sewing machine, the supplied 100 stitch options include six styles of one-step buttonholes with preprogramed adjustable stitch settings. Eleven of the most common stitches can be selected with the one-touch button selector and provides 600 stitches per minute. Features include 13 needle positions, needle up/down selector, electronic stitch control, automatic needle threader, top drop-in bobbin, twin needle control, and see-through cover.

When hooked up to a PC, embroidering is as simple as the click of a mouse. Simply install the included Windows-compatible software to your computer, layout and edit your design, then download it to the embroidery machine and you are good to go. This machine includes AutoPunch software which allows you to convert just about any graphic file into embroidery designs or simply download your favorites from the internet or CD. Features include a built-in tutorial, 120 embroidery designs, 5 popular fonts, and two embroidery hoops (4 ½” x 6 ¾” and 3 1/8”x4 ¾”).

Included are also bobbins, general purpose foot, built-in accessory storage, embroidery foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot, button sewing foot, needles, screwdrivers, LCD display and users manual.

Features and Specifications:

  • LCD display
  • 100 stitch options
  • 6 styles of 1-step buttonholes
  • 1-touch stitch selector
  • Electronic stitch control for precise results
  • Auto needle threader
  • Top drop-in bobbin
  • Software
  • 120 embroidery designs
  • 5 fonts
  • 2 embroidery hoops
  • Approximately 17 by 11 by 12 inches
  • Warranty: 25-year limited warranty

Customer Reviews

With some looking around, we were able to find about 20 reviews for this unit. Several people commented that it does a nice job in the sewing mode. A number of people also stated that this machine was easy to use after reading the manual and watching the tutorials.

The bad – apparently a lot. Over half of the reviewers gave this machine the worst possible rating. They stated that this machine is constantly breaking thread, is often unaligned, required many adjustments, leaves gap in embroidery designs, and tears material. One reviewer stated that her machine has already been sent in for repairs several times. Several reviewers commented that they had a difficult time learning the machine. Many reviewers also received numerous error messages, some accurate – some not. One reviewer stated that Singer customer service was horrible.

With all the negative reviews, there is no way that we can recommend this unit. Keep looking!