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

Embroidered Sibling Shirts

August 10, 2020By Emily ThompsonApparel, Baby, Embroidery, Tutorial 1 Comment

I love giving handmade baby gifts. A knit/crochet blanket, cute outfits and diaper covers are always so cute. Over the years I’ve also loved to make brother/sister sibling shirts when a new baby also has older siblings. I’ve sewn sibling shirts with felt, made them with heat transfer vinyl and today I’m going to show … 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

A Buzzzy Bee T-Shirt Tutorial

April 27, 2020By Tabitha SewerApparel, Appliqué 3 Comments

Here is a fun quick project to celebrate our love of bees. Materials: Brother embroidery sewing machine (I used my Brother Stellaire XJ1) Black embroidery thread Yellow embroidery thread Off-White embroidery thread Embroidery stabilizer Marking tool Heavy weight fabric such as canvas Optional: Seam sealant Instructions: 1. Purchase a bee embroidery file of your choosing … Read More

Adding Puffy Sleeves to a T-Shirt

April 13, 2020By Jane ClaussApparel, DIY, Fashion No Comments

Exaggerated sleeves are the new staple in fashion this year. So, if you’re looking for a way to update your wardrobe, this is a great trick to add puffy sleeves to an old shirt. You will need: Brother sewing machine (I used the Brother Pacesetter PS5234) Fitted t-shirt Coordinating fabric Pattern paper Ruler Scissors Straight … Read More

Easy V Neckline T-shirt

April 8, 2020By Emily ThompsonApparel, Garment, Serger 1 Comment

I just love comfy tee’s, don’t you? And while I’ve sewn hundreds of t-shirts for my kids and myself, I’m still nervous about sewing a V neck t-shirt. All my confidence goes out the window when I think about trying to get that perfect point on the V. I’ve come up with a way to … 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

Get Glamorous with a Simple Stretch Gold Metallic Skirt

January 15, 2020By Jane ClaussApparel, Fashion, Garment No Comments

Please give a warm Stitching Sewcial welcome to fashion sewer, crafty DIYer, and EMMY winning major market television and radio personality, Jane Monzures! Jane will be showcasing her couture talents monthly on the Stitching Sewcial blog with fun, fashion-friendly projects, and DIY videos. Welcome, Jane! Hi friends and thanks! Today, let’s get your glamour on … Read More