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

Do It Yourself Drapey Kimono Shrug

October 11, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Projects, Sewing 1 Comment

I love the effortless look of a drapey kimono shrug. A versatile piece for all occasions from the pool to an evening cover up it’s a wardrobe essential. Lucky for us, it’s also an easy project to sew. For this kimono, I went with a chiffon and white fringe trim that I added along the … 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

Read a Book – Need a Bookmark!

September 6, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué, DIY, Projects No Comments

Create this quick and easy Appliqué Bookmarker on the PR1000e 10 Needle. This Appliqué Bookmarker is a handy and attractive design to mark your place in whatever you are reading.   It finishes at 2” x 6 ½”.  Make as many as you want and in any colors! Machine: PR1000e/PR1050 10-needle Materials and Supplies: Front and Back … Read More

DIY Makeup and Brush Holder

September 5, 2017By Laura PiferProjects, Sewing, Tutorial 2 Comments

Nothing like moving across the country to make you realize how unorganized things can become. Especially the little things that don’t have a specific place but you still need like makeup accessories. I didn’t want to jam all my drawers with containers and thought this makeup brush holder would be the perfect addition to my … Read More

DIY Yoga Mat Bag

August 29, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, New Product, Projects No Comments

Hello! Laura here from Trash to Couture and I’m excited to share this DIY Yoga Mat Bag with you! Summertime is my favorite time of year for getting outdoors. I love hitting the trails and local parks around my town. Post run, I take time to cool down by doing yoga and stretching. As of … Read More