DIY Christmas Stocking

December 2, 2017By Joanne BankoDIY, Holiday, Home Decor 1 Comment

Take a look at our custom sewn and personalized stockings all ready to stuff with gifts and goodies! Make them yourself and you can easily embroider a name or delightful Disney design while the top band is still flat and goes easily into the hoop. Follow these instructions and you’ll be finished with your stocking … Read More

Video: Updating THE Dream Machine

November 29, 2017By Angela WolfDIY, Software, Video 3 Comments

I was thrilled to see an upgrade for THE Dream Machine by Brother that offers more stitch patterns, a cursive font, 50 exclusive embroidery patterns and more editing capabilities; plus, you receive a 9 ½” by 9 ½” embroidery hoop in the box!  At the time of this writing there are two upgrades available for … Read More

Fun DIY Camera Case Project

November 9, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Projects, Serger No Comments

Hello fellow sewing community! Laura here from Trash to Couture and I recently got the new ST4031HD Brother Strong and Tough Serger and couldn’t wait to test it out on heavy duty projects. I was inspired to make something that was STRONG and TOUGH for my husband. He’s an excellent photographer and does most my … Read More

The Little Black Clutch

November 9, 2017By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Tutorial 11 Comments

This little black clutch is the perfect accessory for holiday outfits, special occasions and makes a great gift. I used the Brother NS1750D machine to personalize the clutch with a glittering machine embroidered monogram and designer style decorative stitches, all built in to the machine. Your friends will want one too so why not make … Read More

A Two Holiday Reversible Fall Jumper

October 24, 2017By Janice FergusonDIY, Garment, Projects 14 Comments

One garment for two fall holidays! This easy reversible A-line jumper features Halloween designs on one side and Thanksgiving on the other.The easy lining/reversing technique requires only 4” of handsewing. This might be one of your favorite patterns! Requirements: Fabric: Black pique’, brown pique’ (yardage according to size), orange gingham 3/8 yd. for hemline border … Read More

Fun and Easy DIY Luggage Tag

October 23, 2017By Anna AldmonDIY, Projects, Sewing 2 Comments

Whether you are traveling this holiday time or just need to give your luggage a new look, this cute DIY luggage tag project is quick and easy to make. It can be used to identify your sewing machine bag, computer bag, back pack, baby bag, tote bag and of course a suitcase. There are many … Read More

Fun to Make Oilcloth Lunch Bag

October 20, 2017By Janice FergusonDIY, Projects, Sewing 4 Comments

Who wouldn’t want to carry lunch in this jaunty, reusable oilcloth bag? It’s easy to make, easy to use and eliminates the waste of a brown paper bag every day. Make that noon meal a bright occasion. Requirements: Oilcloth 14″ x 30” Zig zag rotary cutter SM1738D sewing machine Pencil Directions: Cut oilcloth 14” x … Read More