In the past year, I’ve seen a few friends wearing shirts that had zipper necklines. Of course, my first thought was… “Well, I could make that,” and I’ve been thinking about it for many months. This summer, I decided I had to try it out, and the finished result is just perfect. Today I’m going … Read More
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
It’s summer, which means I need a new bag. And by need, I mean the “wintery” one I made last fall is now not new anymore. I’m a bit compulsive when it comes to having a new bag each season. Good thing I sew them, or my husband may not like my new bag habit … 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
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
I love my Brother Simplicity SB3734T serger sewing machine… I mean I really, really love it! If I had to choose one machine that one would be my pick. I know it can’t do everything, but it can really do so much. Over the years I have developed a system to easily and efficiently finish … Read More
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
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
Need a last second holiday decoration? Watch as Brother Sews Specialist Emily Thompson creates a festive glitter star garland with the help of her ScanNCut DX Innov-ís Edition SDX225 and her Innov-ís NS1750D Combination Sewing & Embroidery machine. Happy Holidays!
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
Create fun, sporty leggings with the help of the Brother Simplicity SB3734T in this fun follow along video with Brother Sews Ambassador Emily Thompson from Life Sew Savory.
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
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
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?
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
My family has an annual summer game competition, and cornhole is one of our favorite events at the games! (my husband and I usually are pretty good at it as well.) I remember several years ago when I made my first set of bags I didn’t really measure the size, or the weight and my … Read More
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
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