January Free Design: Cozy Wrap

January 1, 2019By Joanne BankoFree Design of the Month, Garment, Projects 37 Comments

Finished size of wrap is as follows: Small/Medium: 20-inches wide X 60 to 62-inches long. Large: 25-inches wide X 60 to 62-inches long. Materials and Supplies Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machine with 4-inch hoop capability. SA5810 Brother medium weight tear-away stabilizer. SA5931 Brother medium weight fusible cut-away stabilizer. SA520 Brother lightweight water-soluble stabilizer. SA147 Open … Read More

Sew and Serge a Knit Dress

December 17, 2018By Joanne BankoGarment, Serger, Sewing 4 Comments

When used in tandem with one another, your Brother sewing machine and serger make a powerful pair in your sewing space! While sergers are fantastic for speedy sewing and a finish that matches ready-to-wear, the sewing machine shines when it comes to more precise and detailed sewing. This knit dress is an example of a … Read More

Winter Time Faux-Fur Stole

December 5, 2018By Laura PiferApparel, DIY, Garment 1 Comment

Winter has arrived, and it means layering and cozy sewing projects. I love a Faux-Fur Stole to add to my looks this time of year. It can be used as elegant scarf or a glam cover up for a dress. It’s a nice accessory to add in the winter when you have special occasions that … Read More

Soft Styled Faux Suede Belt

November 14, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Garment, Projects No Comments

When the seasons change, I tend to look in my closet and wonder how I can easily change up the looks of some of my garments. Belts are one of my favorite ways to update and accessorize my existing wardrobe. This soft faux suede belt is a great accessory. It’s custom sized and easy to … Read More

Raglan Shirt Tutorial

October 12, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Garment, Projects No Comments

If you want an easy clothing item to start sewing with, a raglan shirt is a great place to start. The construction is easy and the seams are generally pretty straight. I love my free raglan pattern over on Life Sew Savory and today I’m going to use that pattern as the base for the … Read More

Meet the Feet! Today, the Pin Tuck Foot

August 27, 2018By Brother SewsArticles, Garment, News 8 Comments

The Pin Tuck Foot With an impressive lineup of sewing, quilting and embroidery accessories, Brother Sews has plenty of options when it comes to sewing feet. Whether you are adding a handsewn ‘knotted’ candlewicking look to embellish pillows (the SA193 Candlewicking Foot) or looking to enhance vinyl, velvet, suede and leather fabrics (the SA190 Roller … Read More

Summertime Fun! Embroidered Picnic Dress

July 11, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Embroidery, Garment 16 Comments

Kite flying, picnics, family reunion, and Labor Day celebrations are just a few of the occasions for which this cool and comfortable summer picnic dress can fill the bill. Construct your own white dress or purchase a “blank” with drawn thread work at the hemline. Embellishments include the embroidery, of course, but also contrasting topstitching. … Read More