This machine is great for sewing in small spaces or for taking to sewing classes. Sew all kinds of fabrics: from sheer to denim – even leather, thanks to the Integrated Even Feed System which feeds fabric evenly from both the top and bottom, so you can sew even difficult fabrics with confidence. Seams in napped fabrics like velvet and corduroy, as well as quilt layers, won't shift. Sewing over thick areas like hems in jeans is a breeze. Engage the Programmable Needle Up/Down button to have your needle stop down in the fabric, which is great for applique, pivoting around a pocket corner or free-motion sewing. There is a Speed Control so that you can set the machine's maximum speed – slower for more intricate projects or faster for larger projects like curtains, duvet covers and more.
Your selected stitch appears on the LCD screen, and by pressing the Info Button, the machine even advises you on which presser foot to use for that stitch. The Top Drop-in Bobbin is transparent, making it easy to monitor thread supply so you won't run out of thread in the middle of a seam.
Features of the C240 Featherweight
- Built-In Stitches (70)
Choose from a variety of stitches for basic sewing, decorative sewing, buttonholes and more
- One-Step Buttonhole
Buttonholes are sewn in one easy step. Just place the button in the buttonhole foot and the machine sews a buttonhole perfectly sized for that button, delivering consistent results every time.
- Built-In Needle Threader
Effortlessly threads the eye of the needle - eliminates eye strain and saves you time
- Top Drop In Bobbin
Easy to thread and easy to see! The transparent bobbin and cover allow you to monitor your thread supply so you don't run out of thread in the middle of a seam.
- Tie-Off Button
Immediately tie-off the stitch and stop sewing automatically. You can even program the machine to perform the tie-off at the end of a stitch before you start to sew.
- Integrated Even Feed System
Fabrics feed evenly from the top and the bottom, allowing you to sew all kinds of fabrics, including multiple layers and bulky seams. Lightweight fabrics won't pucker, stripes and plaids will match perfectly and quilt layers won't shift.
- Drop Feed
Feed teeth can be lowered for button sewing or free-motion sewing - a must-have for quilters! Simply slide the Drop Feed Lever to lower the feed teeth. Slide it back and turn the handwheel one full turn to raise the feed teeth again.
- Touch Button Stitch Selection
Select your stitch with a simple touch of a button - the optimum stitch length and stitch width are preselected so you can start sewing faster, but stitch settings can be adjusted as desired to customized for your projects
- Direct Selection Stitches
Most commonly used stitches are conveniently located on the front of the machine and available with a single touch of a button.
- Adjustable Stitch Length
Customise the appearance of a stitch by increasing or decreasing the distance between stitches. Use this function for various stitch techniques like applique, basting and more.
- Adjustable Stitch Width
The size of the stitch from left to right is adjustable, to make the stitch sew narrower or wider as desired.
- Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
When sewing very lightweight or heavyweight fabrics, it may at times be necessary to decrease or increase the presser foot pressure to help the machine feed the fabric through the machine.
- Self-Adjusting Tension System
Select your stitch with the turn of a dial, and the machine will adjust the tensions for your selected stitch automatically, saving you time.
- Reverse (Touch Button)
Sew stitches in reverse, usually done to secure a seam at the beginning and end to prevent unravelling.
- Heavy Duty Metal Frame
The machine's interior frame is metal, providing long lasting durability
- Stainless Steel Bed Plate
The surface of the machine's arm is made of stainless steel, providing a smooth surface that allows your fabrics to glide smoothly as you sew.
- High Speed Stitching (700/min)
Professional speed for faster results.
- Speed Control (Touch Button)
Set the maximum sewing speed of the machine
- Start/Stop Button
Allows you to sew without using the foot control, if desired. Press the button to start sewing, then press again to stop sewing.
- Needle Up/Down
Select the needle's stopping position on demand
- Programmable Needle Up/Down
Set the needle's stopping position as desired. Press to have the needle stop down in the fabric each time you stop sewing, great for appliqué, topstitching and more.
- LED Lighting
Long lasting LED lighting provides bright illumination and stays cool to the touch
- LCD Screen
LCD screen clearly displays your selected stitch as well as stitch settings for length and width.
- Free Arm
Slide off the Removable Storage Compartment for access to the free arm, making it easy to sew trouser hems, sleeve cuffs and other smaller or tubular projects
- Snap-On Presser Feet
Presser feet can be easily removed and attached when needed for various sewing techniques
- Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
Presser foot has an extra high position available to accommodate thick fabrics or projects
- Variable Needle Positions
Adjust position of needle as desired for various sewing techniques like topstitching, edge stitching, zipper application, piping insertion and more