I can hardly let a garment go without adding embroidery, especially when I am trying to dress it up for the holidays; and what better opportunity to do this than the Brother Sews Ultimate New Year’s Eve Project! This is a simple knit top to sew and I added the tulle sleeves for a little … Read More
Our table seems to be the focus for decorating for seasons and holidays, simply because changing a table runner or placemat is quick and easy! For Halloween, we have candles and candy so I thought a reversible table décor would offer more decorating options. This is an embroidery in the hoop project using the Brother … Read More
Have you seen some of the cool items sewn with waxed canvas? Tote bags, zippered bags, grocery bags, lunch bags, just to name a few! Waxed canvas is just that, canvas fabric finished with a wax finish. The fabric is very stiff and comes in a variety of colors. Now here comes the fun part! … Read More
In the last blog post I showed how to sew a tank using the coverstitch to finish the neckline and armholes. Now I will show another way to finish the edges with binding. Start with a simple t-shirt pattern; I am using my Ruched-T Pattern again. Supplies: Here is a list of supplies if … Read More
I recently added a handful of tank tops to my wardrobe. Not only are tanks a staple in my wardrobe for every season, they are quick and easy to sew. There are a few different techniques that I use to finish the hems, neckline, and armholes all using the Brother Coverstitch Machine; I will cover … 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!
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?
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
Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf shows a great way to thread bobbin.
For today’s quick tip, Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf shows you how to change the upper tension on a sewing machine.
In my previous blog posts, I have showcased the new projector feature on the Brother Luminaire, particularly on the embroidery side. The projector doesn’t stop there! On the sewing side, there are quite a few applications to make our sewing easier. To check out this fun feature, start by choosing a decorative stitch in the … Read More
The snow is finally arriving here in Michigan. Besides the usual window scraper, I also keep a hat and gloves in the car as you just never know when you might need it! There are plenty of hats out there that already have some embroidery or bling, but I prefer to add my own touch … Read More
Brother Sews Quick Tip! Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf is back with another Brother Sews Quick Tip. When using a loose weave fabric, insert clear elastic into your fabric with your sewing machine or serger. Watch as Angela walks you through the steps. In this example, for a knit, Angela uses a zig zag stitch … Read More
Do you have a shank button and wonder what buttonhole to choose? If you scan through the buttonholes on your machine, you might see what is called a “Key-Hole” buttonhole. The shape of the buttonhole has a semi-circle at the end, resembling an actual keyhole. I use this buttonhole for decoration on jackets and it … Read More
You might have noticed the new Buttonhole Foot on the Brother Luminaire XP1 looks a little different than past models like ones on THE Dream Machine and the Dream Weaver series. The new buttonhole foot is metal, a little longer, and has room for larger buttonholes. You can still sew a beautiful buttonhole, but now … Read More
Two of my nephews stopped by my studio for a few days last week and I couldn’t resist wanting to embroider their hoody’s. They loved the look of the Brother Luminaire and asked if there were any great video games in the tablet! Sadly, there are no video games on the Luminaire 😊 but there … Read More
How to set up the portable thread rack on the Luminaire Innov-ís XP1. Need to add multiple spools of thread or even larger ones? The Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 has the ability to turn the top of the machine into a portable thread rack! Gone are the days of removing the top lid and setting … Read More
Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf show off how to change stitch length, stitch width, and even the stitch itself on the new Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1.