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Soft Styled Faux Suede Belt

Soft Styled Faux Suede Belt

November 14, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Garment, Projects No Comments

When the seasons change, I tend to look in my closet and wonder how I can easily change up the looks of some of my garments. Belts are one of my favorite ways to update and accessorize my existing wardrobe. This soft faux suede belt is a great accessory. It’s custom sized and easy to … Read More

November Quick Tip

November Quick Tip

November 9, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Machines, Tips & Tricks 4 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Keep A Clean Machine Like many of you, I sew a lot, and sewing can be messy! Many fabrics tend to leave a lot of lint in both in “seen” and “unseen” places on your machine. In particular, I’m talking about the bobbin area known as the race, … Read More

Thankful Table Runner

Thankful Table Runner

November 5, 2018By Laura PiferHoliday, Home Decor, Projects 2 Comments

This will be our first-time hosting Thanksgiving in our new home, so I thought it would be fun to create a table runner to make for the occasion. I wanted to make a conversational piece to get the kids thinking about what they’re thankful for. My boys and I wrote down what they’re grateful for … Read More

Give Thanks Tutorial

Give Thanks Tutorial

November 3, 2018By Janice FergusonHoliday, Projects, Sewing 22 Comments

Eleven canning jars have been transformed into twinkling mantle décor for Thanksgiving. This is a visible reminder of the reason for all that delicious turkey and pumpkin pie. With THE Dream Machine 2 by Brother (the quintessential combo embroidery/sewing machine) or any Brother embroidery machine, you can make a meaningful Thanksgiving decoration that can be … Read More

October Quick Tip

October Quick Tip

October 29, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Tips & Tricks 2 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Sew binding with the feather stitch and the MuVit Foot! Lots of projects benefit from a coordinating or contrasting binding. Certainly, there are a variety of ways to attach binding both ready-made and custom made. Regardless of the method, binding is sewn to the topside of the fabric … Read More

Three-Step Mug Mat for Fall

Three-Step Mug Mat for Fall

October 19, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Home Decor, Projects 4 Comments

Call it a mug mat or call it a coaster, resting your “cuppa” whatever on this mat will make you smile. Generously sized, it finishes at about six inches square. I chose a delightful scarecrow scene to help celebrate this colorful season. I think this has the potential for the start of a great gift … Read More

Raglan Shirt Tutorial

Raglan Shirt Tutorial

October 12, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Garment, Projects No Comments

If you want an easy clothing item to start sewing with, a raglan shirt is a great place to start. The construction is easy and the seams are generally pretty straight. I love my free raglan pattern over on Life Sew Savory and today I’m going to use that pattern as the base for the … Read More

Pumpkin Goodies

Pumpkin Goodies

October 10, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Holiday, Projects 41 Comments

It’s a pumpkin patch of goodies and so much fun to make! With your Brother Embroidery machine, you can quickly stitch enough to fill a basket of these cuties. Delight visiting children or any young friends at church or community gatherings. Mail a few to your grandchildren or deliver some to nursing home friends or … Read More

Fall Home Décor Project

Fall Home Décor Project

October 5, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Home Decor, Projects 1 Comment

Don’t you just love the color changes fall represents? Here is a quick easy DIY vase or jar cover; a great way to decorate! Materials: 1/3 yard of orange cotton fabric Brother ScanNCut Iron-On Fabric Appliqué Contact Sheet ½ yard burlap Medium weight tearaway embroidery stabilizer Embroidery thread Standard polyester sewing thread Iron 4 glass … Read More

Lacey Heirloom Bonnet Tutorial

Lacey Heirloom Bonnet Tutorial

September 14, 2018By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Heirloom, Projects 35 Comments

Few sights bring more admiring looks than a baby in a smocked or heirloom sewn bonnet. Common components of this classic infant accessary are heirloom lace, hemstitching, embroidery, feather stitching, and lace beading threaded with satin ribbon. Most of those techniques, time consuming techniques, can now be done not only faster, but more precisely with … Read More