DIY: T-Shirt to Long Sleeve Raglan

January 8, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Garment, Projects No Comments

Hello fellow sewing community, Laura here from Trash to Couture. When I first learned to sew, my favorite projects were upcycling old clothing. I found it to be an easier and sustainable way to sew rather than starting from scratch every time. This project is a refashioned t-shirt raglan I initially designed for my kids … Read More

Custom Stitch D-Ring Belt

December 26, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Garment, Sewing No Comments

Hello Everyone, Laura here from Trash to Couture! I recently started exploring the Custom Stitch Feature on my Brother SE1800 Sewing and Embroidery Machine. It’s another way as a designer to customize my projects and create my own decorative stitches. It takes a bit of practice and some testing but once you learn this feature … Read More

Livari & Brother Pop-Up Shop Event!

December 14, 2017By Brother SewsArticles, Events, Garment No Comments

When the opportunity to collaborate with a new, up and coming fashion label, we jumped at the chance. And when this opportunity blossomed into a pop-up shop at the famed Fashion Institute of Technology, we seized the moment. With the hustle and bustle of New York City outside, the highly creative Livari brand and Brother … Read More

Embroidery on Knits

December 12, 2017By Angela WolfDIY, Embroidery, Garment 2 Comments

Embellishing with embroidery is a stylish way to design your own fabric or upcycle a garment. You may have seen my posts about adding embroidery to denim, what about knits? Knit tops are my go to for a quick and easy sewing project. The knits I typically use for tops are usually rayon or polyester … Read More

DIY Free Motion on Denim

December 11, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Embroidery, Garment 5 Comments

Hello there, Laura here from Trash to Couture. I love the trend of embroidered denim. It’s a fun way to customize your jeans and it’s easier than you think. You can achieve this look with a basic sewing machine like I did on the Brother XR9550PRW Sewing Machine. Not only that but you get to … Read More

Fun Christmas Doll Dress

December 5, 2017By Emily ThompsonGarment, Projects, Sewing 7 Comments

I’ve been wanting to make a doll pattern to cut on my ScanNCut for a while now and is this ever exciting! No cutting tiny little doll pattern pieces… just let the ScanNCut do it for you!! I’ve also got a coordinating girls dress over on Life Sew Savory today so you can make an … Read More

Fun Embroidered Christmas Jumper

November 27, 2017By Emily ThompsonGarment, Holiday, Sewing 7 Comments

I’ve made my favorite jumper pattern as my Daughter’s Christmas dress for a couple years now and this year I’m adding a fun touch with a Disney Embroidery Design created on my Brother Innov-ís NS1750D. I love the fun Disney® Christmas Designs you can purchase on the iBroidery site this holiday season. Here are a … Read More

November Free Design: Embroidered Outdoor Vest

November 1, 2017By Joanne BankoFree Design of the Month, Garment, Projects 8 Comments

Outdoor activities abound this time of year and dressing for the weather is essential! Our featured embroidery design this month is a waterfowl motif that’s perfect for decorating outdoor apparel. Embroider the design on a men’s or boy’s vest constructed from scratch using a commercial pattern, or consider embellishing a ready-made garment with this design. … 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