Help For Hemming!

March 13, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial No Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Create an adjustable elastic band to attach to the free arm of your machine. This simple loop of elastic with help you align you fabric edge for consistent hemming and topstitching on a wide variety of projects! Wrap a piece of colored elastic around the free arm or … Read More

Quilted Foot Warmer

March 12, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Projects, Quilting No Comments

Often on those cold winter nights, your feet get cold, even while snug under the blankets. A quilted foot warmer, lying just across the foot of the bed, is just the ticket for a cozy night’s sleep. With this beautiful in design on THE Dream Machine, a colorful print and a few other touches, your … Read More

Fun T-Shirt Dress Tutorial

March 7, 2018By Emily ThompsonCover Stitch, DIY, Tutorial No Comments

I’ve been slowly working on gaining confidence sewing with the new Brother Coverstitch CV3550. I made this fun t-shirt dress with lots of coverstitching detail to practice and enjoyed sewing with my new machine. I’m so thrilled to show off the gorgeous stitching of the double coverstitch in this cute new dress tutorial! Here’s the … Read More

Upcycled Pet Collar

February 26, 2018By Cindy HoganDIY, Embroidery, Projects 3 Comments

This is a super easy, fun and cute project for the lovable fur baby in your home. After all, our pets need to feel super special. For this project, I decided to create two different looks. The Red and White checked is a non-traditional monogram and the Blue and White stripes a traditional monogram. As … Read More

Sewing With Faux Fur: Part 2

February 13, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Projects, Serger No Comments

Now that we’ve gone over the proper steps to working with Faux Fur in Part 1, let’s dive right into a project! I’ve always wanted a faux fur jacket. I know it may not seem practical living in Georgia, but this winter has been a cold one for us. I picked a simple jacket pattern … Read More

Minnie Mouse Birthday Play Set

February 12, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Garment, Tutorial 14 Comments

See a different side of fashionista Minnie Mouse as she celebrates her 60th birthday. Her traditional wardrobe of white, black and red polka dots are made more contemporary in white, grey and hot pink with polka dots. This fun little outfit would be fun and comfortable for a trip to Disney World or Disneyland. THE … Read More

Sewing with Faux Fur: Part 1

February 9, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Fashion, Projects 6 Comments

The last time I worked with faux fur was a couple of years ago when I made a Chewbacca costume for my son. It was a learning experience working with this messy textile. Although it may require some additional steps, once you get the hang of it you will enjoy working with this material. Faux … Read More

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Toppers

February 4, 2018By Cindy HoganDIY, Holiday, Software 1 Comment

If you want to add a little extra to your Valentine’s Day celebration, these cupcake toppers are a quick and easy way to transform your cupcakes from boring to fun! They are perfect for a class party as well. Materials Needed: Simply Applique or BES 4 Dream Edition Software Felt Embroidery Thread Embroidery machine Tearaway … Read More

Football Table Runner

January 23, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Home Decor, Projects No Comments

It’s almost time for the big game! You know what that means… Parties! I’m not a huge football watcher, but I do love a good football party, and today I have a fun football themed table runner tutorial to share that will “kick off” your party on the right foot!! This football table runner is … Read More

Part 1: Minnie Mouse Grab and Go Tote

January 19, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Sewing, Tutorial 50 Comments

You can never have too many totes, especially when sewing is the theme for the design and decoration. This tote features Minnie at a sewing machine; it’s a design built into the Brother NS1750D. Cute, cute, cute! The 1750D is a versatile sewing and embroidery combination machine that proves that you can make magic with … Read More