Embroidered Wine Bag

February 8, 2019By Mister DomesticEmbroidery, Holiday, Projects 2 Comments

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I know that I’m always looking for a unique, thoughtful, heartfelt gift to give those that I love. And when it comes to hand-made, I definitely like to add easy to the list of adjectives. So, this year, I decided to use the embroidery feature on Alfonso to create a … Read More

Embroidered Greeting Cards

February 7, 2019By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Projects, Sewing 19 Comments

Making greeting cards is so much fun! With Valentine’s Day around the corner you have time to whip up some really special cards for family and friends. With cardstock, fabric scraps, designs from iBroidery.com and THE Dream Machine by Brother, you have all you need for a card making marathon. With regular 8.5 x 11” … Read More

Let It Snow, So I Can Sew Banner

February 4, 2019By Cindy HoganDIY, Projects, ScanNCut 1 Comment

I was playing around with my BES4 Power Pack 2 software and thought of this little saying. Yes, I could have embroidered the entire thing, but I wanted to use some of my Power Pack 2 tools for this one instead. I love playing with the different Heat Transfer Vinyl that is available. This project … Read More

Say I Love You with Hearts & Flowers

January 25, 2019By Joanne BankoHoliday, Projects, Sewing 4 Comments

Looking for a custom gift that says ‘I Love You’ in a special way? Why not use your Brother embroidery machine to personalize a bouquet of flowers with custom crafted hearts. Design these hearts using pre-loaded appliqués found in the Brother BES Embroidery Lettering Software and combine with little “Love” sentiments from small fonts in … Read More

Peekaboo Project Pouches

January 18, 2019By Mister DomesticDIY, Projects, Sewing 5 Comments

As 2019 approached, I basically had organization on the brain. On the tail end of deep dive cleaning my sewing room, I suddenly felt that I needed quilted project pouches for my WIPs (Works in Progress). And if I needed them, I’m thinking that many of y’all out there might need them too. And even … Read More

Double Mitt Pot Holder

January 14, 2019By Emily ThompsonDIY, Projects No Comments

It’s almost National Pie Day (January 23rd) and you should get ready to bake up some pies with these fun double oven mitts. I love that I can keep my hands and arms protected from the heat all with this one long potholder. Plus, you can make it with cute fabric, which always makes me … Read More

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

Quick Tip December 2018

December 28, 2018By Joanne BankoProjects, Sewing, Tips & Tricks 3 Comments

I love the glitter of metallic thread! It’s perfect for creating projects that sparkle and shine. Here are some simple tips for sewing shimmering decorative stitches with Brother Metallic Threads: Reduce the tension by approximately one whole number when stitching with metallic thread. Use a specially designed size 12 metallic needle or size 12 top-stitch … Read More

Angel in Lace Cloud

December 7, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Holiday, Projects 32 Comments

Angels are a common theme in needlework, legends, and philosophy. Featured here are two Christmas versions using a pieced technique. The first, an angel pillow with detailed instruction, is an open-ended pillow cover made from a linen hemstitched guest towel. Combined with heirloom lace, antique pearl buttons, and a heavenly machine embroidered angel from iBroidery.com, … Read More

Embroidered Holiday Pillows

November 26, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Embroidery, Projects 2 Comments

I love having new seasonal throw pillows in our living room. They add just a great pop of color and fun holiday decor for any season/occasion. For this festive project, I used my new Brother Innov-ís NS1150E as it comes with a large hoop (and it’s been great to have the larger hoop!) and some … 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