Brother Sews Ambassador Cindy Hogan presents the latest BES 4 Video TutoriaL: Text as Artwork I recently created some videos on BES 4 Power Pack 2 for Brother. I am going to highlight these videos in blog posts so you can learn to love Power Pack 2 with me. BES4 Power Pack 2 opens the … Read More
Perfecting your Piecing in the hoop block. I love creating pieced blocks for embroidery machines! The rainbow fan block here was first created to be pieced in the hoop which was eventually used as a raffle quilt by a local quilter’s guild. I have been creating designs that include piecing in the hoop. It is … Read More
Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf shows off a quick tip for sewing stretch denim with her Brother Sewing machine. With a few steps, Angela picks a decorative stitch and adds it to her favorite fabric. Try this today!
As of late, I’ve been doing a bunch of cooking for the family. As I cook, I’m finding that the tastier the meal, the more I get on my clothes, which may or may not be related to the number of times I taste it as it cooks. I’ve never really owned an apron before, … Read More
I sew a ton of kid’s clothes and have tried a lot of ways to create great necklines and bindings. I recently tried the Brother Dual Function Fold Binder attachment for my Brother CV3550 Double-Sided Cover Stitch and it’s a great way to add a binding to your neck and arm openings. You can check … Read More
Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf shows how to group embroidery designs on your Brother sewing machine. Whether you are grouping text, images or designs, this step allows you to either group all designs or only several, and move them to the precise spot on your hoop. What will you create today?
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and for me, it’s one of those holidays that I get to make personalized gifts for the special people in my life. This year I wanted to do something with embroidery. Embroidery is a simple way to add a custom touch to any gift. It can be a … Read More
Note: Finished size of tote measured flat: 18-inches wide X 17-inches high. Embroidered pocket measures 9-inches square when finished. Brighten your day and create an embroidered tote worthy of all your spring and summer travel and shopping trips. This one has a big pocket decorated with our Free Design of the Month combined with fancy … Read More
With THE Dream Machine and PE-Design software, this lightweight Winnie the Pooh themed quilt is a joy to make. It offers a perfect opportunity to use many of the designs in your embroidery library, some built into your machine and some new ones in the iBroidery.com collection. Create unique designs for your special little one, … Read More
Create a quick and easy label using any number of embroidery designs and font style combinations. This in-the-hoop label features a colorful kite design included in the BES 4 Dream Edition Software program. The Frame Design Menu in the software is full of beautiful options. Since they’re highly re-sizable you can create a decorative combination … Read More
When I first started sewing, one of my initial projects was the hanging hand towel. I remember when I posted it to my personal Facebook page, gobs of folks wanted me to make these towels for them. I’m not a fan of selling finished items so I politely declined. Fast forward to 2019 and the … Read More
Finished folder measures approximately 9 1/2-inches wide X 12 inches high. Why settle for boring folders when you can make a pretty fabric folder trimmed with piping! For this project we used our featured foot of the month, the adjustable zipper and piping foot. Piping is a great addition to so many hand- crafted items! … Read More
Have you ever come across a beautiful yarn, but don’t have the time to crochet or knit? That’s me all the way! I love to crochet, but a small scarf or custom trim on a jacket is all I have time for these days. After looking through the embroidery fills on THE Dream Machine and … Read More
One of my favorite weekend activities to do when the weather warms up is to head to our local Farmers Market and shop for fresh produce and goodies. We love picking out fruit and vegetables for dinner that night. I, of course like to bring my handmade reusable bags like this denim one we did … Read More
This technique is featured in the Brother Stitching Sewcial April Free Design project as an accent for the children’s storage pouch. Making appliqués the Brother way is one of my all-time favorite embroidery adventures! An appliqué patch is the perfect solution for a variety of embroidery situations. For example, there are times when you want … Read More
I’ve been working on a new swimsuit pattern for girls. This was inspired by needing to sew a suit for my daughter. She is 2T in width and 5T in height. So, a custom swimsuit is pretty much a necessity around our house. Good thing I sew! This swim pattern is for sizes 2T – … Read More
Finished size of pouch: 11-inches wide X 8.5-inches long. Inside pocket is sized to hold a blank sketchpad measuring 6-inches wide X 9-inches High X 1-inch deep. Opposite side of Finished Pouch Have a budding artist in your midst? Keep art supplies such as markers, crayons and a sketch pad handy in this simple storage … Read More
This is the second post for creating you own fabric (Here is Part 1). The first walked you through creating two of the fabrics that I used in the project. This video will walk you through the last two fabrics. The first fabric uses a bit of a different technique. The last part of the … Read More
Elongation style stitches are much more fun than their rather technical name implies. The term elongation simply means that patterns in this category of decorative stitches can be re-sized in a range from 1 to 5. As they are re-sized, the pattern or shape of the stitch is maintained. Examples in the photo above show … Read More
Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf shows a great way to thread bobbin.
Can you quilt with your serger? Absolutely! This placemat project will teach you a quilt-as-you-go method that works great for strip piecing. You may already know that the four-thread stitch on a serger is very close to a ¼ inch seam. It’s perfectly suited for many patchwork projects that don’t require precise seams. As an … Read More