Bell Sleeve Tutorial

March 6, 2021By Emily ThompsonApparel, Fashion No Comments

~Emily Thompson, Brother Sews Ambassador   Mixing up patterns to create new looks is one of my favorite things about sewing. Today, I’m going to show you how to create a full bell sleeve from a fitted sleeve shirt pattern. This is a fun way to create a more formal or flirty look from your … Read More

4 Leaf Clover Applique

March 5, 2021By Tabitha SewerApparel, Holiday No Comments

~Tabitha Sewer, Brother Sews Ambassador   Normally I’m not one to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like most people, BUT I do like to wear a good pop of subtle green for the occasion! To make sure I had something on-hand for the holiday, I wanted to create a simple applique for one of my t-shirts! … Read More

Drawing With Yarn

March 4, 2021By Tabitha SewerApparel, Stitches No Comments

~Tabitha Sewer, Brother Sews Ambassador   Hey everyone! This month I was so excited to try something I’ve never done before – drawing with yarn! I’ve seen a couple of examples online, and couldn’t wait to try this cool craft out for myself. Drawing with yarn is a great way to add more texture to … Read More

Free Design: Baby Bear Bib

March 1, 2021By Joanne BankoApparel, Free Design of the Month 2 Comments

~Joanne Banko, Brother Sews Ambassador   This month we’re featuring a few projects for the precious little ones in your life, starting with a cute embroidered baby bib. The Brother Free Design for this Month is an adorable bear design. It’s sized just right for most baby bibs. Read through this tutorial and you’ll learn … Read More

Turn a Quilt into a Coat

February 25, 2021By Emily ThompsonApparel, DIY, Fashion No Comments

~Emily Thompson, Brother Sews Ambassador   It’s February, and here on the Brother Sews blog we are all about keeping cozy! I’m so excited to share this fun upcycle project with you today. Turn a cozy quilt or blanket into a DIY coat to keep you warm all winter long. Years ago I made my … Read More

Custom Socks with Cute Patches

January 28, 2021By Tabitha SewerApparel, Embroidery No Comments

~Tabitha Sewer, Brother Sews Ambassador   Hey everyone! For this project, I wanted to take the time to write a blog post as more of an inspiration guide than my typical ‘How To’ posts. If you happened to come across my other custom socks blog post (all about vinyl designs!), you know that I wanted to come … 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

Button Neckline Pattern Hack

January 20, 2021By Emily ThompsonApparel, DIY No Comments

I love taking patterns I already own and recreating them with a new twist. It’s a quick and easy way to enhance my wardrobe. I’ve created several neckline hacks for this sweatshirt pattern, and today I have a button neckline hack you can use with any drop shoulder pattern. Maybe you have a pattern already … Read More

Flannel Shirt to Skirt

December 4, 2020By Emily ThompsonApparel, DIY, Tutorial 2 Comments

I love refashioning clothes that I already own into something else. Usually it involves turning adult clothes into outfits for my kids. Today I’m going to share a fun refashioning tutorial to turn a flannel shirt into a sweet skirt. The larger the shirt, the larger the skirt you can create. This tutorial will turn … Read More

Modernized Embroidered Dickey

November 27, 2020By Tabitha SewerApparel, Embroidery, Fashion 1 Comment

Embroidered Dickey The temperature is dropping, which means it’s time to layer up. Layering my wardrobe is one of my favorite things about Fall fashion. When it comes to layering buttons-ups under sweaters, however at times it can look kind of strange because of the bulky fabric underneath. If you think dickeys are out style, … Read More

Quick Tip: Thanksgiving Baby Bib

November 14, 2020By Joanne BankoApparel, Baby 4 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