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

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