Quick Tip: Create an Appliqué Patch using the Brother Appliqué Option

April 12, 2019By Joanne BankoAppliqué, Quick Tip, Sewing 2 Comments

This technique is featured in the Brother Stitching Sewcial April Free Design project as an accent for the children’s storage pouch. Making appliqués the Brother way is one of my all-time favorite embroidery adventures! An appliqué patch is the perfect solution for a variety of embroidery situations. For example, there are times when you want … Read More

Serger Style Quilt-As-You-Go Placemat

March 22, 2019By Joanne BankoSerger, Sewing, Tutorial 4 Comments

Can you quilt with your serger? Absolutely! This placemat project will teach you a quilt-as-you-go method that works great for strip piecing. You may already know that the four-thread stitch on a serger is very close to a ¼ inch seam. It’s perfectly suited for many patchwork projects that don’t require precise seams. As an … Read More

DIY Fun Scrunchie Project

March 11, 2019By Laura PiferApparel, Sewing, Tutorial 4 Comments

If you haven’t already noticed scrunchies have made a comeback in the past couple months. Everyone from my 7-year-old niece to the top fashion bloggers are using them. I grew up in the 90’s so scrunchies are a nostalgic accessory to me. I remember wanting one in every color and print to match my looks. … 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

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

Quick Tip: Sewing Clear Elastic

January 16, 2019By Angela WolfSewing, Tips & Tricks, Video 1 Comment

Brother Sews Quick Tip! Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf is back with another Brother Sews Quick Tip. When using a loose weave fabric, insert clear elastic into your fabric with your sewing machine or serger. Watch as Angela walks you through the steps. In this example, for a knit, Angela uses a zig zag stitch … Read More