DIY Cardigan Wrap

December 18, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Projects, Serger 3 Comments

Hello there! Laura here from Trash to Couture. Today I’m sharing with you how to create my “Everyday Cardi.” This is my go to for running errands, traveling, and just about everything. It’s a versatile piece that can be worn several ways and for many occasions. The tutorial is simple with only three pattern pieces … 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

Magic Cookie Bag

December 3, 2017By Janice FergusonDIY, Holiday, Projects 8 Comments

Convince Santa that you are nice, not naughty, with cookies baked just for him! This magical gift bag holds a bribe for Santa and a poem that will bring a smile. Or make goodies for your child’s teacher, a neighbor or a friend. The magic comes when the bag is quickly transformed into a holiday … 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

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

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

DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Basket

October 10, 2017By Angela WolfDIY, Holiday, Projects 1 Comment

Go door-to-door and trick or treat in style with this super cute Halloween Trick or Treat Basket! In no time at all, your basket will be overflowing with plenty of candy goodness! Machine: THE Dream Machine Materials: Inside of bag: Cut 1 cotton fabric 27” by 14” and cut a 9” circle Outside of bag: … Read More