June Quick Tip

June 21, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 2 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Make decorative labels for opened packages of software using the Brother P-touch Embellish Ribbon and Tape Printer. You can use the label “as is” or sew them to longer strips of ribbon and wrap them around rolls of stabilizer. See Figure #1. It’s a good idea to keep … Read More

Embroidered Garden Gloves

June 8, 2018By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Projects, Tutorial 5 Comments

One of the things I love most about machine embroidery is the ability to personalize most anything you can get into an embroidery hoop. With that in mind, how about transforming a pair of utilitarian garden gloves into a stylish set stitched in bright and cheerful colors? Combine a small garden theme accent design with … Read More

May Quick Tip!

May 16, 2018By Joanne BankoProjects, Sewing, Tips & Tricks 5 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Note: Stitch shown above is from THE Dream Machine XV8550D. The Shell Tuck Edge Stitch on your Brother machine is ideal for hemming light weight fabrics with a narrow hem and an added touch of heirloom elegance! This stitch looks somewhat ordinary on the screen of your machine … Read More

Embroidered Journal Cover

May 11, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Sewing No Comments

Journaling is a great way to record thoughts, memories, and dreams. It’s especially nice to have a beautiful book to hold all of your hand-written ideas and reflections. This embroidered cover is the perfect way to dress up a plain journal. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you can make this in an afternoon … Read More

April Quick Tip!

April 13, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Embroidery, Tips & Tricks 4 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Use built in alphabet and decorative stitches from the sewing side of your machine to make a quick decoration for a baby gift. Program desired lettering and stitch at each end of the ribbon using tear away stabilizer underneath. Add a row of decorative stitching to the edge … Read More

I Love Sewing Key Fob

March 27, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Tutorial 30 Comments

Have you ever misplaced your USB media with all your favorite designs? If the answer is yes, you’ll appreciate having this key fob to make it more visible, easier to find, and fun loving too! You can easily make this In-the-Hoop project in just a short time using our Free Design Download. Makes a great … Read More

Glamorous Circular Rosette

March 16, 2018By Joanne BankoFashion, Garment, Projects 2 Comments

Have you ever found yourself looking for a special accent to dress up an outfit or accessory? This little rosette may be ideal for your next project in need of a glamorous touch! Make this rosette quickly and easily using your Brother Circular Sewing attachment. Fashion the rosette in any color you choose and then … Read More

Help For Hemming!

March 13, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 1 Comment

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Create an adjustable elastic band to attach to the free arm of your machine. This simple loop of elastic with help you align you fabric edge for consistent hemming and topstitching on a wide variety of projects! Wrap a piece of colored elastic around the free arm or … Read More