Stylish Embroidered Cork Cuffs

July 10, 2019By Emily ThompsonDIY, Tutorial, Video 9 Comments

Make stylish and adorable cork cuffs to complete your summer look with this easy embroidery tutorial. I love embroidery because the machine does all the work for you! You can add any design or words to your cuffs to make a personalized summer accessory. Perfect for teens and their friends. Supplies: Brother NS1150E Embroidery Machine … Read More

Embroidered Luggage Tags

February 25, 2019By Emily ThompsonDIY, Embroidery, Projects 7 Comments

I’ve been traveling more and more lately, and I am traveling to tape more episodes of “It’s So Easy” next week. So, in honor of National Embroidery Month, I thought I would make these cute Embroidered Luggage Tags for my bags so they can look stylish AND so I pick them out on the luggage … Read More

Double Mitt Pot Holder

January 14, 2019By Emily ThompsonDIY, Projects No Comments

It’s almost National Pie Day (January 23rd) and you should get ready to bake up some pies with these fun double oven mitts. I love that I can keep my hands and arms protected from the heat all with this one long potholder. Plus, you can make it with cute fabric, which always makes me … Read More

Embroidered Holiday Pillows

November 26, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Embroidery, Projects 2 Comments

I love having new seasonal throw pillows in our living room. They add just a great pop of color and fun holiday decor for any season/occasion. For this festive project, I used my new Brother Innov-ís NS1150E as it comes with a large hoop (and it’s been great to have the larger hoop!) and some … Read More

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

Fun Doll Quilt

August 29, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Projects, Quilting 1 Comment

Lately, I’ve been a bit obsessed with my ScanNCut, and I found this cute little doll quilt that turned out to be a fun sewing project. The ScanNCut helps with the fabric cutting and, in a short time, I completed the project. And along with my Brother NS1750D, I also tried some free motion quilting … Read More

Ways to Hem Knit Fabrics

August 24, 2018By Emily ThompsonArticles, Cover Stitch, Hemming 2 Comments

Double Looper Cover Stitch. Knit Stitch. Zig Zag Stitch. What’s the difference? Well, Brother Sews Ambassador Emily Thompson breaks down the differences. Using a Brother CV3550 Double-Sided Cover Stitch and a Brother Innov-ís NS1750D, Emily details the different hems that can be used on knit fabric. Do you have a favorite?

Pencil Roll for Back to School

July 31, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Projects, Sewing 1 Comment

I love creating fabric organization tools. I’ve made several zip pouches and school totes, and today I’m sharing a simple pencil roll for storing pens, pencils, and other simple stationary supplies. This sewing project is super simple and also a great starter sewing project. These pencil rolls turn out super cute and can be made … Read More

Easy Beach Bag Sewing Tutorial

May 23, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Sewing, Tutorial 3 Comments

Summer is here!! There are so many fun summer sewing projects you can make, but you can never have too many bags for summer fun. I’ve got an easy beach/pool bag sewing tutorial to share with you today. This is a great size bag for hauling around all your supplies for summer water fun. Grab … Read More

Fun Fabric Gift Tags

May 10, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Embroidery, Projects No Comments

You are going to love these cute fabric gift tags. They are versatile and add a handmade touch to any gift. I love giving homemade gifts, but sometimes a gift card is really the best option (teacher gifts!!!) So, I started making these adorable fabric gift cards, so I can still give a bit of … Read More