Pencil Roll for Back to School

July 31, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Projects, Sewing 1 Comment

I love creating fabric organization tools. I’ve made several zip pouches and school totes, and today I’m sharing a simple pencil roll for storing pens, pencils, and other simple stationary supplies. This sewing project is super simple and also a great starter sewing project. These pencil rolls turn out super cute and can be made … Read More

Embroidered Summer Sweater

July 25, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Sewing 2 Comments

Getting dressed for summer often means sundresses and sleeveless garments like tank tops and camisoles. These are all quite comfortable in a warm setting but what happens when you enter the zone of chilly air conditioning? If you’re anything like me, you reach for a sweater! This sweater is designed to complement both casual and … Read More

Heirloom Baby Dress

July 13, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Heirloom, Sewing 11 Comments

This baby dress is an example of heirloom sewing, also known as fine machine sewing. You’ve seen examples, whether or not you recognized them by name or category. Heirloom sewing is a (relatively) new name for the fine art of French hand sewing, the techniques and materials of which were used on garments before the … Read More

Easy Beach Bag Sewing Tutorial

May 23, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Sewing, Tutorial 3 Comments

Summer is here!! There are so many fun summer sewing projects you can make, but you can never have too many bags for summer fun. I’ve got an easy beach/pool bag sewing tutorial to share with you today. This is a great size bag for hauling around all your supplies for summer water fun. Grab … Read More

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

DIY Bicycle Bag

May 7, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Quilting, Sewing 17 Comments

Hurrah! It’s National Bike Month! Let’s celebrate the way we like best—sewing and creating with THE Dream Machine by Brother or another Brother combo machine with 5×7 frame. Let’s celebrate all that fun, healthy, outdoor cycling with this handy bike bag. Embellish it with a scenic bike design from iBroidery.com and learn to convert it … Read More

Part 1: Minnie Mouse Grab and Go Tote

January 19, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Sewing, Tutorial 57 Comments

You can never have too many totes, especially when sewing is the theme for the design and decoration. This tote features Minnie at a sewing machine; it’s a design built into the Brother NS1750D. Cute, cute, cute! The 1750D is a versatile sewing and embroidery combination machine that proves that you can make magic with … Read More

Custom Stitch D-Ring Belt

December 26, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Garment, Sewing No Comments

Hello Everyone, Laura here from Trash to Couture! I recently started exploring the Custom Stitch Feature on my Brother SE1800 Sewing and Embroidery Machine. It’s another way as a designer to customize my projects and create my own decorative stitches. It takes a bit of practice and some testing but once you learn this feature … Read More

Create Your Own Holiday Gift Tags

December 15, 2017By Cindy HoganDIY, Holiday, Sewing No Comments

Materials used: BES4 Dream Edition Software 2 pieces of Water Soluble Stabilizer Double sided fusible adhesive ScanNCut or Printed template 4×4 inch hoop Fabric and Embroidery Thread One of the things I love about the holiday season is putting more effort into gift giving than just going out and purchasing something without adding any personalization. … 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