Accessory Spotlight: Embroidery Template with Snowman Marker

November 26, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Embroidery, Tutorial 3 Comments

There are many different ways to achieve perfect placement for embroidery projects. One of my favorite tried and true methods involves using templates printed from PE-DESIGN software with the special Snowman embroidery positioning marker added to the center point of the design. Since a template represents the actual life-size image of a design, I can … Read More

Gold Confetti Gift Bag

November 21, 2020By Joanne BankoDIY, Stitches 6 Comments

Festive fabric DIY gift bags are fun to make! They can make small presents extra special. I used sheer organza and snippets of fabric, sparkling gold ribbon, and strands of embroidery thread to make this little confetti bag. Follow along as I show you this confetti technique. Once you see how easy it is, you’ll … Read More

Quick Tip: Thanksgiving Baby Bib

November 14, 2020By Joanne BankoApparel, Baby 3 Comments

Need a new baby bib in time for the Thanksgiving holiday? All you need is a blank baby bib to get started! Add an adorable Brother iBroidery design, and then quickly attach a cute ribbon using the button sewing stitch and your Brother button sewing foot. This DIY baby big is fast, fun, and the … Read More

How to: M Hoop

October 22, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Embroidery, Foot/Feet No Comments

Truly, there is a hoop for every task! Many specialty hoops are available, making embroidery faster and easier too. This quick tip shows how versatile the clam shell style “M” hoop is to use. Designed for tubular style Brother embroidery machines, clamp frame “M”, Part #PRCLPM1, mounts from the back of the machine, attaching to … Read More

Free Design: Bobbin Work Tea Towel

September 11, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Embroidery, Free Design of the Month, Projects, Sewing, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 12 Comments

Nothing says late summer like a beautiful sunflower! The Brother Free Design of the Month for September is a sunflower motif with a light fill, ideal for embellishment on a tea towel. I chose a monochromatic color scheme, stitching the design in one of my favorite Brother embroidery thread colors, Light Brown #323. To me, … Read More

Accessory Spotlight: Recipe for T-shirts

September 4, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Accessory, Appliqué, Fashion, Fonts, Quick Tip, Sewing, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 2 Comments

T-shirt embroidery is an ever-popular topic! In fact, one of my August Stitching Sewcial posts features an embroidered T-shirt along with some links to additional T-shirt embroidery tips. I remembered yet another feature after my shirt was finished so I thought it would be helpful to share it with you. This tutorial features the Brother … Read More

Quick Tip – Sewing with Tiny Fonts

September 1, 2020By Joanne BankoMachines, Quick Tip, Sewing, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 4 Comments

Tiny fonts are fun to sew! Built-in to many Brother sewing machine models and available in Brother software as well, these petite fonts are perfect for stitching sentiments in small spaces. Think about stitching signatures and important details on various projects, quilt labels, hidden messages in personalized gifts, name tags for family gear, dates on … Read More

National Dog Day: Dog Collar and T-shirt Set

August 24, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Accessory, Apparel, Appliqué, Costume, DIY, Embroidery, Events, Fashion, Free Design of the Month, Garment, Projects, Sewing, Tutorial 5 Comments

Did you know that August 26th is National Dog Day!?! We love our furry friends, don’t we? Why not use your Brother machine to create a custom collar for your dog and then create a coordinating T-shirt to wear for those leisurely walks with your dog? Everyone will want to know where “Mooch and Mooch’s … Read More