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Best Mom Ever Apron

Best Mom Ever Apron

February 24, 2021By Brother SewsProjects 1 Comment

  Show Mom how much you love her with this embroidered Apron. Pieced quilt block instructions are included, or, you can use those orphan quilt blocks from other projects. Common Abbreviations Used WOF – Width of Fabric RST – Right Sides Together WST – Wrong Sides Together All Seam Allowances are a SCANT ¼” unless … Read More

Trial Feature for Lettering Along Trim

Trial Feature for Lettering Along Trim

February 23, 2021By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Quick Tip No Comments

~Joanne Banko, Brother Sews Ambassador   Sample towel stitched using the Brother NS1750D Sewing Machine.   The Trial Key built into your Brother sewing machine is a wonderful tool for perfecting embroidery placement! Use this embroidery feature to fine tune the placement for lettering combined with trim. In this handmade fingertip towel example, I’ll show … Read More

Quilted Bed Caddy

Quilted Bed Caddy

February 17, 2021By Joanne BankoAccessories, Home Decor 3 Comments

~Joanne Banko, Brother Sews Ambassador   Create a beautiful custom bed caddy using your Brother sewing machine and a few Brother accessories. Quilt your own fabrics for a lightly padded finish that will match your décor and unique style. This handy craft will help organize bedside items you reach for on a regular basis. Pick … Read More

Five Questions With: Laura Pifer

Five Questions With: Laura Pifer

February 16, 2021By Laura PiferAmbassador No Comments

~Laura Pifer, Brother Sews Ambassador   What is your favorite sewing season and why?   I love doing sewing projects in the Fall, because it’s a versatile season to sew for. From Back to School to Halloween, there is always something inspiring. The prints are fun and bold, and you can sew warm to cold … Read More

Quiltbroidery Tips & Tricks, Part 1

Quiltbroidery Tips & Tricks, Part 1

February 14, 2021By Rebecca Kemp BrentEmbroidery, Quilting 6 Comments

~ Rebecca Kemp Brent, Brother Sews Ambassador   February is National Embroidery Month, and March celebrates quilting. What better way to enjoy them both than a bit of Quiltbroidery?   What is Quiltbroidery? Quiltbroidery lies at the intersection of quilting (including piecing and appliqué) and machine embroidery. It ranges from stitching machine-embroidery designs on patchwork … Read More

DIY Monogrammed Sweatshirts

DIY Monogrammed Sweatshirts

February 12, 2021By Laura PiferDIY, Embroidery, Fashion 1 Comment

~Laura Pifer, Brother Sews Ambassador   Take a plain sweatshirt to the next level of style with machine embroidery. From monograms to fun designs, you can customize this cozy wardrobe essential for yourself and others. These DIY monogrammed sweatshirts make great gifts for family and friends alike! Check out the tutorial below on how to … Read More

Lettering Tutorial: LOVE IS SWEET

Lettering Tutorial: LOVE IS SWEET

February 9, 2021By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Software 4 Comments

~Joanne Banko, Brother Sews Ambassador   The Brother BES4 Dream Edition software program gets a lot of use in my embroidery world. The built in MY LOVE font is perfect for personalizing gifts made with love. Follow along in this tutorial, and you’ll learn tips and tricks for using this special font.   Steps to … Read More

LOVE Themed Bowl Coozie

LOVE Themed Bowl Coozie

February 4, 2021By Jane ClaussEmbroidery, Home Decor No Comments

~Jane Clauss, Brother Sews Ambassador  ~For Decorative-Use Only   Make cozy bowl coozies created with love so you can start spreading joy from your heart to the table. Supplies: Brother sewing and embroidery machine Cotton fabric Cotton batting Straight edge and rotary cutter Measuring tape Scissors Straight pins How to Make it: Cut (2) 10”x10” … Read More

Snowflake Placemats

Snowflake Placemats

January 31, 2021By Joanne BankoDIY, Holiday, Home Decor 14 Comments

~Joanne Banko, Brother Sews Ambassador   Stitching fabric snowflakes is a fun way to spend a winter’s day, no matter what climate you live in. Snowflakes seem to come to life when stitched with contrasting colors on ordinary quilt cotton. These single-color lacy snowflake designs are quick to stitch and fun to make. Embroidered snowflakes … Read More

Custom Socks with Cute Patches

Custom Socks with Cute Patches

January 28, 2021By Tabitha SewerApparel, Embroidery No Comments

~Tabitha Sewer, Brother Sews Ambassador   Hey everyone! For this project, I wanted to take the time to write a blog post as more of an inspiration guide than my typical ‘How To’ posts. If you happened to come across my other custom socks blog post (all about vinyl designs!), you know that I wanted to come … Read More

Heart Knee Patches for Pants

Heart Knee Patches for Pants

January 26, 2021By Emily ThompsonAccessories, Apparel No Comments

~Emily Thompson, Brother Sews Ambassador   My daughter lives in her leggings, and I’m always working on ways to make them last longer. No matter what fabric I use, she wears through the knees after a few months. I don’t mind sewing more leggings, as they are a super quick sew, but I recently wondered … Read More

Button Neckline Pattern Hack

Button Neckline Pattern Hack

January 20, 2021By Emily ThompsonApparel, DIY No Comments

I love taking patterns I already own and recreating them with a new twist. It’s a quick and easy way to enhance my wardrobe. I’ve created several neckline hacks for this sweatshirt pattern, and today I have a button neckline hack you can use with any drop shoulder pattern. Maybe you have a pattern already … Read More

Custom Embroidered Oven Mitt

Custom Embroidered Oven Mitt

January 7, 2021By Jane ClaussAccessories, Embroidery 4 Comments

Cozy is the theme this winter! With that in mind, let’s sew a heat resistant oven mitt in the craft room so we can make comforting homemade meals in the kitchen. SUPPLIES:  BROTHER Sewing and Embroidery machine Bias tape Paper scissors Fabric scissors Craft paper Marking pencil Straight pins FABRICS:  1/2 yard thick cotton for … Read More

Cozy Homemade Bread Bag Towel

Cozy Homemade Bread Bag Towel

January 5, 2021By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Projects 30 Comments

Few things make a home feel as cozy as the aroma of homemade bread coming from the kitchen.  With the popularity of breadmaking machines and the huge demand for bread flour and yeast, it seems that there is a lot of baking happening!  We may be prevented from sharing a meal with our neighbors and … Read More

DIY Cozy Flannel Blanket

DIY Cozy Flannel Blanket

December 26, 2020By Emily ThompsonDIY, Garment, Sewing 2 Comments

I don’t know about you, but where I live it’s getting cold! That means cozy nights by the fire and lap blankets for my toes. I recently sewed this flannel and sherpa blanket and it’s now the most highly sought after blanket in the house; I should have made four! Today I’m going to show … Read More