Quilted Bed Caddy

February 17, 2021By Joanne BankoAccessories, Home Decor 4 Comments

~Joanne Banko, Brother Sews Ambassador   Create a beautiful custom bed caddy using your Brother sewing machine and a few Brother accessories. Quilt your own fabrics for a lightly padded finish that will match your décor and unique style. This handy craft will help organize bedside items you reach for on a regular basis. Pick … Read More

Heart Knee Patches for Pants

January 26, 2021By Emily ThompsonAccessories, Apparel No Comments

~Emily Thompson, Brother Sews Ambassador   My daughter lives in her leggings, and I’m always working on ways to make them last longer. No matter what fabric I use, she wears through the knees after a few months. I don’t mind sewing more leggings, as they are a super quick sew, but I recently wondered … Read More

Custom Embroidered Oven Mitt

January 7, 2021By Jane ClaussAccessories, Embroidery 4 Comments

Cozy is the theme this winter! With that in mind, let’s sew a heat resistant oven mitt in the craft room so we can make comforting homemade meals in the kitchen. SUPPLIES:  BROTHER Sewing and Embroidery machine Bias tape Paper scissors Fabric scissors Craft paper Marking pencil Straight pins FABRICS:  1/2 yard thick cotton for … Read More

Accessory Spotlight: Candlewicking Foot

December 10, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Stitches 9 Comments

Learn how to use built-in Candlewicking stitches, and see how you can create a custom Candlewicking stitch with the Brother My Custom Stitch feature.   The Brother Candlewicking foot, SA193 was designed to coordinate with unique candlewicking stitches included with select Brother machine models. These prominent stitches are best sewn with a special foot. The … Read More

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

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

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

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 3 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