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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 2 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 28 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

Accessory Spotlight: Candlewicking Foot

Accessory Spotlight: Candlewicking Foot

December 10, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Stitches 9 Comments

Learn how to use built-in Candlewicking stitches, and see how you can create a custom Candlewicking stitch with the Brother My Custom Stitch feature.   The Brother Candlewicking foot, SA193 was designed to coordinate with unique candlewicking stitches included with select Brother machine models. These prominent stitches are best sewn with a special foot. The … Read More

Tips for Sewing with Satin

Tips for Sewing with Satin

December 7, 2020By Laura PiferSewing, Tips & Tricks 7 Comments

Satin is a lovely fabric that I use to shy away from. After lots of practice, I’m finally getting the hang of this lux material. It’s a holiday favorite that can be used for everything from evening dresses, tops and skirts, to pillow cases and accessories. It’s a versatile fabric but can be tricky to … Read More

Flannel Shirt to Skirt

Flannel Shirt to Skirt

December 4, 2020By Emily ThompsonApparel, DIY, Tutorial 2 Comments

I love refashioning clothes that I already own into something else. Usually it involves turning adult clothes into outfits for my kids. Today I’m going to share a fun refashioning tutorial to turn a flannel shirt into a sweet skirt. The larger the shirt, the larger the skirt you can create. This tutorial will turn … Read More

Old Flannel Shirts into a Tree Skirt!

Old Flannel Shirts into a Tree Skirt!

December 3, 2020By Jane ClaussDIY, Holiday, Video 2 Comments

As you start decorating your Christmas tree this holiday season, think about finishing it off with a heartwarming DIY tree skirt made from old flannel shirts. The process is simple, and the finished product is adorable. SUPPLIES: Brother Sewing & Embroidery Machine 3 flannel shirts; mix and match patterns and colors. 1.5 yds of coordinating … Read More

Modernized Embroidered Dickey

Modernized Embroidered Dickey

November 27, 2020By Tabitha SewerApparel, Embroidery, Fashion 1 Comment

Embroidered Dickey The temperature is dropping, which means it’s time to layer up. Layering my wardrobe is one of my favorite things about Fall fashion. When it comes to layering buttons-ups under sweaters, however at times it can look kind of strange because of the bulky fabric underneath. If you think dickeys are out style, … Read More

Accessory Spotlight: Embroidery Template with Snowman Marker

Accessory Spotlight: Embroidery Template with Snowman Marker

November 26, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Embroidery, Tutorial 3 Comments

There are many different ways to achieve perfect placement for embroidery projects. One of my favorite tried and true methods involves using templates printed from PE-DESIGN software with the special Snowman embroidery positioning marker added to the center point of the design. Since a template represents the actual life-size image of a design, I can … Read More

Embroidered Christmas Cards

Embroidered Christmas Cards

November 24, 2020By Janice FergusonDIY, Holiday, Projects, Sewing, Tutorial 15 Comments

Create special greeting cards this holiday season with your Brother embroidery machine. Select from a variety of techniques and an assortment of delightful embroidery designs from iBroidery.com, or create your own! Insert these designs into windowed tri-fold cards and stitch them onto felt and applique them onto card stock. Next, you’ll embroider the designs onto … Read More

Gold Confetti Gift Bag

Gold Confetti Gift Bag

November 21, 2020By Joanne BankoDIY, Stitches 6 Comments

Festive fabric DIY gift bags are fun to make! They can make small presents extra special. I used sheer organza and snippets of fabric, sparkling gold ribbon, and strands of embroidery thread to make this little confetti bag. Follow along as I show you this confetti technique. Once you see how easy it is, you’ll … Read More