May Quick Tip!

May 16, 2018By Joanne BankoProjects, Sewing, Tips & Tricks 5 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Note: Stitch shown above is from THE Dream Machine XV8550D. The Shell Tuck Edge Stitch on your Brother machine is ideal for hemming light weight fabrics with a narrow hem and an added touch of heirloom elegance! This stitch looks somewhat ordinary on the screen of your machine … Read More

Embroidered Journal Cover

May 11, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Sewing No Comments

Journaling is a great way to record thoughts, memories, and dreams. It’s especially nice to have a beautiful book to hold all of your hand-written ideas and reflections. This embroidered cover is the perfect way to dress up a plain journal. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you can make this in an afternoon … Read More

Fun Fabric Gift Tags

May 10, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Embroidery, Projects No Comments

You are going to love these cute fabric gift tags. They are versatile and add a handmade touch to any gift. I love giving homemade gifts, but sometimes a gift card is really the best option (teacher gifts!!!) So, I started making these adorable fabric gift cards, so I can still give a bit of … Read More

Coverstitch Pencil Case

April 12, 2018By Angela WolfCover Stitch, DIY, Projects 4 Comments

We typically think of the coverstitch machine for hemming knits, finishing off necklines, and adding a sporty look to a project. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to use a thicker thread, in particular, a 60-weight denim thread, for the top coverstitch. This makes a great decorative stitch! Machines: Brother CV3550 … Read More

Create a Fun Circular Bag

April 2, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Projects, Tutorial 2 Comments

There are so many ways to embellish fabric with a sewing machine including free motion embroidery, couching, and decorative stitching to name a few. Why not combine all of these! In this blog post, I showed how to use the circular attachment which adapts to various Brother sewing machines. Now, what to do with this … Read More

I Love Sewing Key Fob

March 27, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Tutorial 30 Comments

Have you ever misplaced your USB media with all your favorite designs? If the answer is yes, you’ll appreciate having this key fob to make it more visible, easier to find, and fun loving too! You can easily make this In-the-Hoop project in just a short time using our Free Design Download. Makes a great … Read More

A Fun Egg Collecting Half Apron

March 23, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Garment, Projects No Comments

Once the weather begins to warm up, I get inspired to start my Spring sewing. For me, I like to make projects that take me outdoors! We love to be outside this time of year gardening, barbecuing and visiting my sister’s farm. This half apron with front pockets is the perfect project to kick-start your … Read More

Glamorous Circular Rosette

March 16, 2018By Joanne BankoFashion, Garment, Projects 2 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

Quilted Foot Warmer

March 12, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Projects, Quilting 20 Comments

Often on those cold winter nights, your feet get cold, even while snug under the blankets. A quilted foot warmer, lying just across the foot of the bed, is just the ticket for a cozy night’s sleep. With this beautiful in design on THE Dream Machine, a colorful print and a few other touches, your … Read More