April Quick Tip!

April 13, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Embroidery, Tips & Tricks 4 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Use built in alphabet and decorative stitches from the sewing side of your machine to make a quick decoration for a baby gift. Program desired lettering and stitch at each end of the ribbon using tear away stabilizer underneath. Add a row of decorative stitching to the edge … Read More

Coverstitch Pencil Case

April 12, 2018By Angela WolfCover Stitch, DIY, Projects 4 Comments

We typically think of the coverstitch machine for hemming knits, finishing off necklines, and adding a sporty look to a project. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to use a thicker thread, in particular, a 60-weight denim thread, for the top coverstitch. This makes a great decorative stitch! Machines: Brother CV3550 … Read More

Create a Fun Circular Bag

April 2, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Projects, Tutorial 2 Comments

There are so many ways to embellish fabric with a sewing machine including free motion embroidery, couching, and decorative stitching to name a few. Why not combine all of these! In this blog post, I showed how to use the circular attachment which adapts to various Brother sewing machines. Now, what to do with this … Read More

I Love Sewing Key Fob

March 27, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Tutorial 30 Comments

Have you ever misplaced your USB media with all your favorite designs? If the answer is yes, you’ll appreciate having this key fob to make it more visible, easier to find, and fun loving too! You can easily make this In-the-Hoop project in just a short time using our Free Design Download. Makes a great … Read More

A Fun Egg Collecting Half Apron

March 23, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Garment, Projects No Comments

Once the weather begins to warm up, I get inspired to start my Spring sewing. For me, I like to make projects that take me outdoors! We love to be outside this time of year gardening, barbecuing and visiting my sister’s farm. This half apron with front pockets is the perfect project to kick-start your … Read More

Video: Threading the Brother CV3550

March 22, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Tutorial, Video 1 Comment

I was so excited to see this new Brother CV3550 Double-Sided Cover Stitch Machine and I can think of so many applications for these decorative stitches including sportswear, decorative stitching, chainstitch, hemming knit, and so much more! I am going to start our tutorials with the top cover stitch machine by showing you an in-depth … Read More

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 20 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 1 Comment

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