Glamorous Circular Rosette

March 16, 2018By Joanne BankoFashion, Garment, Projects No Comments

Have you ever found yourself looking for a special accent to dress up an outfit or accessory? This little rosette may be ideal for your next project in need of a glamorous touch! Make this rosette quickly and easily using your Brother Circular Sewing attachment. Fashion the rosette in any color you choose and then … Read More

Minnie Mouse Birthday Play Set

February 12, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Garment, Tutorial 14 Comments

See a different side of fashionista Minnie Mouse as she celebrates her 60th birthday. Her traditional wardrobe of white, black and red polka dots are made more contemporary in white, grey and hot pink with polka dots. This fun little outfit would be fun and comfortable for a trip to Disney World or Disneyland. THE … Read More

DIY: T-Shirt to Long Sleeve Raglan

January 8, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Garment, Projects 4 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 4 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 9 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