Five Questions With: Laura Pifer

February 16, 2021By Laura PiferAmbassador No Comments

~Laura Pifer, Brother Sews Ambassador   What is your favorite sewing season and why?   I love doing sewing projects in the Fall, because it’s a versatile season to sew for. From Back to School to Halloween, there is always something inspiring. The prints are fun and bold, and you can sew warm to cold … Read More

DIY Monogrammed Sweatshirts

February 12, 2021By Laura PiferDIY, Embroidery, Fashion 1 Comment

~Laura Pifer, Brother Sews Ambassador   Take a plain sweatshirt to the next level of style with machine embroidery. From monograms to fun designs, you can customize this cozy wardrobe essential for yourself and others. These DIY monogrammed sweatshirts make great gifts for family and friends alike! Check out the tutorial below on how to … Read More

Tips for Sewing with Satin

December 7, 2020By Laura PiferSewing, Tips & Tricks 7 Comments

Satin is a lovely fabric that I use to shy away from. After lots of practice, I’m finally getting the hang of this lux material. It’s a holiday favorite that can be used for everything from evening dresses, tops and skirts, to pillow cases and accessories. It’s a versatile fabric but can be tricky to … Read More

DIY Halloween Face Masks

October 14, 2020By Laura PiferAccessories, Accessory, Appliqué, DIY, Embroidery, Holiday, Projects, ScanNCut, Sewing, Tutorial 1 Comment

With October just around the corner why not spook up the face masks with Halloween inspired designs. This is a good project to get the kids involved, and it’s made easy with the ScanNCut DX and CanvasWorkspace. My kids enjoyed making the faces from the templates and browsing  all the designs from the CanvasWorkspace.   … Read More

DIY Beach Duster

May 6, 2020By Laura PiferApparel, Fashion, Garment 5 Comments

With warmer temperatures around the corner and hopefully some fun in the sun soon, I thought it would be fun to create a DIY Duster. This can be worn as a swimsuit cover up, robe, or even a part of your look. You can alter the length as you’d like and make in several fabrics. … Read More

At Your Side: Cloth Mask Tutorial

April 9, 2020By Laura PiferArticles, News, Projects 26 Comments

I’m hoping everyone is healthy and safe right now as we go through this time of uncertainty together. As you may know hospitals and medical clinics all around the world are running low on supplies. Some hospitals and healthcare facilities are reaching out to the public for help in sewing cloth face masks to help … Read More

Cozy Plaid Poncho Project

January 23, 2020By Laura PiferApparel, Serger, Sewing 1 Comment

It must be the Scottish heritage in me, but I love all things plaid, it’s my favorite print. Our Campbell Clan has our own tartan print known as the “Campbell plaid” (green, white, with a thin yellow stripe). Every year my Grandma use to make us ponchos for winter. She’d use wool blankets or scarves … Read More