Trial Feature for Lettering Along Trim

February 23, 2021By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Quick Tip 1 Comment

~Joanne Banko, Brother Sews Ambassador   Sample towel stitched using the Brother NS1750D Sewing Machine.   The Trial Key built into your Brother sewing machine is a wonderful tool for perfecting embroidery placement! Use this embroidery feature to fine tune the placement for lettering combined with trim. In this handmade fingertip towel example, I’ll show … Read More

Quiltbroidery Tips & Tricks, Part 1

February 14, 2021By Rebecca Kemp BrentEmbroidery, Quilting 7 Comments

~ Rebecca Kemp Brent, Brother Sews Ambassador   February is National Embroidery Month, and March celebrates quilting. What better way to enjoy them both than a bit of Quiltbroidery?   What is Quiltbroidery? Quiltbroidery lies at the intersection of quilting (including piecing and appliqué) and machine embroidery. It ranges from stitching machine-embroidery designs on patchwork … 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

Lettering Tutorial: LOVE IS SWEET

February 9, 2021By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Software 4 Comments

~Joanne Banko, Brother Sews Ambassador   The Brother BES4 Dream Edition software program gets a lot of use in my embroidery world. The built in MY LOVE font is perfect for personalizing gifts made with love. Follow along in this tutorial, and you’ll learn tips and tricks for using this special font.   Steps to … Read More

LOVE Themed Bowl Coozie

February 4, 2021By Jane ClaussEmbroidery, Home Decor No Comments

~Jane Clauss, Brother Sews Ambassador  ~For Decorative-Use Only   Make cozy bowl coozies created with love so you can start spreading joy from your heart to the table. Supplies: Brother sewing and embroidery machine Cotton fabric Cotton batting Straight edge and rotary cutter Measuring tape Scissors Straight pins How to Make it: Cut (2) 10”x10” … Read More

Custom Socks with Cute Patches

January 28, 2021By Tabitha SewerApparel, Embroidery No Comments

~Tabitha Sewer, Brother Sews Ambassador   Hey everyone! For this project, I wanted to take the time to write a blog post as more of an inspiration guide than my typical ‘How To’ posts. If you happened to come across my other custom socks blog post (all about vinyl designs!), you know that I wanted to come … Read More

Custom Embroidered Oven Mitt

January 7, 2021By Jane ClaussAccessories, Embroidery 4 Comments

Cozy is the theme this winter! With that in mind, let’s sew a heat resistant oven mitt in the craft room so we can make comforting homemade meals in the kitchen. SUPPLIES:  BROTHER Sewing and Embroidery machine Bias tape Paper scissors Fabric scissors Craft paper Marking pencil Straight pins FABRICS:  1/2 yard thick cotton for … Read More

Cozy Homemade Bread Bag Towel

January 5, 2021By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Projects 30 Comments

Few things make a home feel as cozy as the aroma of homemade bread coming from the kitchen.  With the popularity of breadmaking machines and the huge demand for bread flour and yeast, it seems that there is a lot of baking happening!  We may be prevented from sharing a meal with our neighbors and … Read More

Modernized Embroidered Dickey

November 27, 2020By Tabitha SewerApparel, Embroidery, Fashion 1 Comment

Embroidered Dickey The temperature is dropping, which means it’s time to layer up. Layering my wardrobe is one of my favorite things about Fall fashion. When it comes to layering buttons-ups under sweaters, however at times it can look kind of strange because of the bulky fabric underneath. If you think dickeys are out style, … Read More

Accessory Spotlight: Embroidery Template with Snowman Marker

November 26, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Embroidery, Tutorial 3 Comments

There are many different ways to achieve perfect placement for embroidery projects. One of my favorite tried and true methods involves using templates printed from PE-DESIGN software with the special Snowman embroidery positioning marker added to the center point of the design. Since a template represents the actual life-size image of a design, I can … Read More

How to: M Hoop

October 22, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Embroidery, Foot/Feet No Comments

Truly, there is a hoop for every task! Many specialty hoops are available, making embroidery faster and easier too. This quick tip shows how versatile the clam shell style “M” hoop is to use. Designed for tubular style Brother embroidery machines, clamp frame “M”, Part #PRCLPM1, mounts from the back of the machine, attaching to … Read More