Quick Tip: Embellishing Ready-to-Wear with Machine Embroidery

February 19, 2020By Joanne BankoArticles, Embroidery, Quick Tip 4 Comments

There’s an old saying in sewing circles, “ready-to-wear usually isn’t!” Too long, too short, too tight, too loose, or simply too boring! From that entire list, banishing boring is my favorite fix for ready to wear, and my Brother embroidery machine makes it easy and fun! Many Brother machine models shine brightly with embroidery capability. … Read More

Super Comfy I LOVE U Pillow

January 30, 2020By Joanne BankoAmbassador, Home Decor, Sewing 2 Comments

Finished pillow measures approximately 16” X 32” including ruffled edge. What could be more fun than a bright and beautiful pillow with “textspeak,” otherwise known as the abbreviated form of I Love You spelled out in patchwork and appliqué? Your Brother sewing machine and serger are the perfect pair for putting together this pretty pillow. … Read More

Accessory Spotlight: Getting to know the MuVit Dual Feed Foot Part Two

January 25, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessory, Articles, Tutorial 2 Comments

SA206, the Dual Feed Quilting Guide set Note: Greetings, our Stitching Sewcial Fans, and say ‘Hello’ to the new Accessory Spotlight! This new segment will highlight a different Brother accessory such as feet, hoops, or software each month with detailed information, bullet points, and pictures. We hope you like this new component of Stitching Sewcial, … Read More

Quick Serged Napkin Rings

December 15, 2019By Joanne BankoHome Decor, Projects, Serger No Comments

Looking for a really quick way to dress up your table for holiday festivities? Thread up your serger with holiday colors, cut some simple squares, and you are ready to serge some napkin rings. This is a super-fast project so you’ll have time to make as many as you need to beautify your holiday place … Read More

Ultimate New Year’s Eve Sew-A-Long: Starburst Designed Apron

December 2, 2019By Joanne BankoAmbassador, Holiday, Projects, Sew-A-Long 8 Comments

My fellow Brother brand ambassadors have created some fabulous fashions for celebrating the new year in style! How about creating a coordinating apron to keep your clothes pristine and still feel festive? This dressy apron will coordinate with the special occasion outfits you’ve seen so far. Perhaps you want to keep it casual. I designed … Read More

Foot of the Month: Quick Quilted Holiday Table Runner

November 18, 2019By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Foot of the Month, Holiday No Comments

Decorate your table for fall with this quick quilted table runner. With two complimentary fabrics and super simple construction, you may find yourself repeating this project for seasonal decorating throughout the year. To make this runner, we used our featured Foot of the Month, the MuVit™ Dual Feed foot with some special add-on accessories. Please … Read More

Foot of the Month: Grateful & Blessed Pillows

October 14, 2019By Joanne BankoFoot of the Month, Home Decor, Projects 2 Comments

Finished pillows measure approximately 22-inches wide X 12-inches long. Back of Pillow Creating custom pillows with clever lettering and beautiful fabric combinations is easy with a Brother Sewing machine and a Brother electronic cutting machine. We’re featuring the Open Toe foot this month as it’s ideal for neatly attaching the letters as appliqués. This foot … Read More