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

DIY Monogrammed Sweatshirts

February 12, 2021By Laura PiferDIY, Embroidery, Fashion 1 Comment

~Laura Pifer, Brother Sews Ambassador   Take a plain sweatshirt to the next level of style with machine embroidery. From monograms to fun designs, you can customize this cozy wardrobe essential for yourself and others. These DIY monogrammed sweatshirts make great gifts for family and friends alike! Check out the tutorial below on how to … Read More

Snowflake Placemats

January 31, 2021By Joanne BankoDIY, Holiday, Home Decor 14 Comments

~Joanne Banko, Brother Sews Ambassador   Stitching fabric snowflakes is a fun way to spend a winter’s day, no matter what climate you live in. Snowflakes seem to come to life when stitched with contrasting colors on ordinary quilt cotton. These single-color lacy snowflake designs are quick to stitch and fun to make. Embroidered snowflakes … 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

DIY Cozy Flannel Blanket

December 26, 2020By Emily ThompsonDIY, Garment, Sewing 2 Comments

I don’t know about you, but where I live it’s getting cold! That means cozy nights by the fire and lap blankets for my toes. I recently sewed this flannel and sherpa blanket and it’s now the most highly sought after blanket in the house; I should have made four! Today I’m going to show … 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

Old Flannel Shirts into a Tree Skirt!

December 3, 2020By Jane ClaussDIY, Holiday, Video 4 Comments

As you start decorating your Christmas tree this holiday season, think about finishing it off with a heartwarming DIY tree skirt made from old flannel shirts. The process is simple, and the finished product is adorable. SUPPLIES: Brother Sewing & Embroidery Machine 3 flannel shirts; mix and match patterns and colors. 1.5 yds of coordinating … Read More

Embroidered Christmas Cards

November 24, 2020By Janice FergusonDIY, Holiday, Projects, Sewing, Tutorial 15 Comments

Create special greeting cards this holiday season with your Brother embroidery machine. Select from a variety of techniques and an assortment of delightful embroidery designs from iBroidery.com, or create your own! Insert these designs into windowed tri-fold cards and stitch them onto felt and applique them onto card stock. Next, you’ll embroider the designs onto … Read More

Gold Confetti Gift Bag

November 21, 2020By Joanne BankoDIY, Stitches 6 Comments

Festive fabric DIY gift bags are fun to make! They can make small presents extra special. I used sheer organza and snippets of fabric, sparkling gold ribbon, and strands of embroidery thread to make this little confetti bag. Follow along as I show you this confetti technique. Once you see how easy it is, you’ll … 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

Embroidered Pumpkin Pillow

October 1, 2020By Emily ThompsonDIY, Embroidery, Fashion, Holiday, Home Decor, Projects, Sewing, Stitches, Tutorial, Zippers 5 Comments

It may still be 90 degrees here, but I’m totally getting into the fall spirit! I’ve been sewing with beautiful fall fabric lately and drinking pumpkin spiced coffee and trying to imagine that it’s getting cooler. I’m super excited about this fall throw pillow project today. There are so many ways you can create something … Read More