Foot of the Month: Sheer Scarf with Gathered Ruffles

August 19, 2019By Joanne BankoFoot of the Month, Garment, Sewing 6 Comments

Finished scarf measures approximately 17-inches wide X 70-inches long. Note: Please read through the instructions to learn various tips and techniques before beginning this project. Featured machines in this project are the Brother NS1750D Sewing and Embroidery Machine and the Brother 5234PRW Serger. This sheer ruffled scarf makes a great addition to your wardrobe! Follow … Read More

Quick Tip: Create an Appliqué Patch using the Brother Appliqué Option

April 12, 2019By Joanne BankoAppliqué, Quick Tip, Sewing 2 Comments

This technique is featured in the Brother Stitching Sewcial April Free Design project as an accent for the children’s storage pouch. Making appliqués the Brother way is one of my all-time favorite embroidery adventures! An appliqué patch is the perfect solution for a variety of embroidery situations. For example, there are times when you want … Read More

Serger Style Quilt-As-You-Go Placemat

March 22, 2019By Joanne BankoSerger, Sewing, Tutorial 5 Comments

Can you quilt with your serger? Absolutely! This placemat project will teach you a quilt-as-you-go method that works great for strip piecing. You may already know that the four-thread stitch on a serger is very close to a ¼ inch seam. It’s perfectly suited for many patchwork projects that don’t require precise seams. As an … Read More

Foot of the Month: Quilted Potholders Created with the Circular Attachment

March 18, 2019By Joanne BankoBrother Sews Ambassador, Foot of the Month, Projects 8 Comments

Nothing beats the Brother Circular Sewing Attachment for sewing perfect circles! This month we are featuring this attachment as our Foot of the Month. In this project, we’ll show you how to create clever quilted potholders that are neatly finished on both sides. Are you ready? Let’s go sew! Materials and Supplies Brother Sewing Machine … Read More

Free Design: Embroidered Redwork Tea Towel with Decorative Trim

March 1, 2019By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Free Design of the Month, Projects 26 Comments

Craft your own “farmhouse chic” look and dress up your kitchen with this Redwork towel. In this project, you’ll see how to add decorative elongation stitches to the Brother Free Design of the Month, a classic Redwork rooster design. Materials and Supplies: Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machine with 4-inch hoop capability. Brother Embroidery Thread, featured … Read More