For today’s quick tip, Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf shows you how to change the upper tension on a sewing machine.
In my previous blog posts, I have showcased the new projector feature on the Brother Luminaire, particularly on the embroidery side. The projector doesn’t stop there! On the sewing side, there are quite a few applications to make our sewing easier. To check out this fun feature, start by choosing a decorative stitch in the … Read More
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
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
Double your sewing pleasure with a twin needle! Many Brother machines have a 2mm twin needle (part code XE4963-001), included with the standard accessories. Each needle is a size 75/11. With two needles attached to one shank, you can use this needle for topstitching, and for select decorative stitches too! Take a look at the … Read More
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
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
Make story time special with this bright and cheerful pillow customized with lettering. We used the Foot of the Month, the clear open toe foot, along with a 2mm twin needle to sew jumbo rick rack trim to the pillow front. On the back there’s a handy pocket, just right for storing a small book. … Read More
Do you have a shank button and wonder what buttonhole to choose? If you scan through the buttonholes on your machine, you might see what is called a “Key-Hole” buttonhole. The shape of the buttonhole has a semi-circle at the end, resembling an actual keyhole. I use this buttonhole for decoration on jackets and it … Read More
You might have noticed the new Buttonhole Foot on the Brother Luminaire XP1 looks a little different than past models like ones on THE Dream Machine and the Dream Weaver series. The new buttonhole foot is metal, a little longer, and has room for larger buttonholes. You can still sew a beautiful buttonhole, but now … Read More
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
Need a last second holiday decoration? Watch as Brother Sews Specialist Emily Thompson creates a festive glitter star garland with the help of her ScanNCut DX Innov-ís Edition SDX225 and her Innov-ís NS1750D Combination Sewing & Embroidery machine. Happy Holidays!
When used in tandem with one another, your Brother sewing machine and serger make a powerful pair in your sewing space! While sergers are fantastic for speedy sewing and a finish that matches ready-to-wear, the sewing machine shines when it comes to more precise and detailed sewing. This knit dress is an example of a … Read More
Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf show off how to change stitch length, stitch width, and even the stitch itself on the new Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1.
Eleven canning jars have been transformed into twinkling mantle décor for Thanksgiving. This is a visible reminder of the reason for all that delicious turkey and pumpkin pie. With THE Dream Machine 2 by Brother (the quintessential combo embroidery/sewing machine) or any Brother embroidery machine, you can make a meaningful Thanksgiving decoration that can be … Read More
My sisters’ twins are turning 5 months old and I thought I would get them ready for the chillier weather. I purchased matching buntings (of course I could have made them, but these were too cute to pass up) and started to work on a fun project. The hardest part was deciding on which decorative … Read More
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
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