Accessory Spotlight: Recipe for T-shirts

September 4, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Accessory, Appliqué, Fashion, Fonts, Quick Tip, Sewing, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 2 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

Designer Inspired Velvet Pillow

August 31, 2020By Tabitha SewerAccessories, Accessory, Appliqué, DIY, Embroidery, Fashion, Home Decor, Projects, Sewing, Tutorial, Video 1 Comment

Some crafting projects around the house don’t require an extensive timeline or huge budget. There are small, inexpensive projects that can be done to elevate your home and create an impactful moment. Doing the DIY project yourself allows you to customize the outcome in the way that fits your personal style. We have a vintage … 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

Create Your Own Pillow Appliqué

May 27, 2020By Brother SewsAppliqué, Projects, Tutorial 8 Comments

See how the Luminaire Innov-îs XP1 and the ScanNCut DX Innov-îs Edition SDX225 come together to create a wonderful birthday cake pillow appliqué! Supplies: ScanNCut DX Innov-îs Edition SDX225, your color choice of fabrics, Luminaire Innov-îs XP1, High Tack Fabric Support Sheet, pillow case Step 1. On the Luminaire XP1, select Appliqué Embroidery Design (Category … 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

Quick Tip: Create an Appliqué Patch using the Brother Appliqué Option

April 12, 2019By Joanne BankoAppliqué, Quick Tip, Sewing 2 Comments

This technique is featured in the Brother Stitching Sewcial April Free Design project as an accent for the children’s storage pouch. Making appliqués the Brother way is one of my all-time favorite embroidery adventures! An appliqué patch is the perfect solution for a variety of embroidery situations. For example, there are times when you want … Read More