Video Sew-A-Long: Manicure Bag Part 4

October 25, 2016By Angela WolfSew-A-Long, Sewing 2 Comments

Part 4: Decorative Stitching Welcome to part 4 of the Nail Bag Sew-A-Long! In the first three parts we have assembled the bag, inserted the elastic, learned how to sew in the metal zippers and how to work with vinyl. Now we’re up to Decorative Stitching. This is the fun part! Whatever decorative stitches you … Read More

Sewing Ergonomically on It’s Sew Easy TV

October 23, 2016By It's Sew EasySewing, Tips & Tricks 2 Comments

Sewing Ergonomically on It’s Sew Easy TV (Episode 1009-1) Let’s start at the very beginning with basic sewing ergonomics. Sewing industry insider Janet Pray shows how to sew more efficiently and comfortably with good sewing ergonomics on “It’s Sew Easy.” She talks about work posture, creating a comfortable work surface, and using feed dogs correctly. … Read More

Video Sew-A-Long: Manicure Bag Part 3

October 21, 2016By Angela WolfSew-A-Long, Sewing 4 Comments

Part 3: Inserting Zippers and Working with Clear Vinyl Welcome to Part Three of the Nail Bag Sew-A-Long! In this lesson we’ll finish the other side of the inside of the bag. Inserting zippers onto clear vinyl and creating pouches for the nail files – even cotton balls will fit into these see-thru areas. Supplies … Read More

Asian-Inspired Sleepwear on It’s Sew Easy TV

October 16, 2016By It's Sew EasyGarment, Sewing, Tutorial No Comments

Embroidered Pajama Set with Asian Accents on It’s Sew Easy (Episode 1107-2) Embroidery educator and Sews Specialist Joanne Banko creates beautiful, Asian-inspired sleepwear with embroidered details and stylish closures. Using THE Dream Machine, she’ll show you how to create beautifully embellished Asian-Inspired Pajamas on this episode of It’s Sew Easy. Supplies: Brother XV8500D Sewing and … Read More

Sewing with Small Children

October 13, 2016By Angela PingelArticles, Sewing 15 Comments

I have a gorgeous Brother Dream Creator VQ2400 machine. I ALSO have a gorgeous 6 year old daughter. Put together in bowl and mix! (oh wait…sorry…I’ve been watching too many of those cooking video shorts on facebook.) But seriously, I really do want my daughter to learn to sew. It’s an essential part of my … Read More

Steampunk Accessories on It’s Sew Easy TV

October 9, 2016By It's Sew EasyCostume / Cosplay, Garment, Sewing No Comments

Cheryl Sleboda Creates Steampunk Accessories on It’s Sew Easy (Episode 1112-1) Design details make the style statement. Let’s play dress up! Cosplay enthusiast Cheryl Sleboda creates authentic-looking Steampunk accessories with contemporary fabrics on It’s Sew Easy.  Cheryl completes her project using an Innov-is 40e Project Runway Limited Edition Sewing Machine. Have fun creating Arm Bracers … Read More

Mickey & Friends Halloween Wall Hanging

October 3, 2016By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Quilting, Sewing 30 Comments

Celebrate Halloween with this spooktacular, kid-pleasing Disney themed wall-hanging. Gather up some burlap, Brother’s NEW Disney Halloween iBroidery collection from and some seasonal fabric to discover and master a unique and easy faux quilting technique. Machine Used: XV8500D THE Dream Machine™ Features: SA196 The MuVit™ Dual Feed Foot Sew Straight™ 2 Laser Vision Guide … Read More

“MAKE IT WITH WOOL” Contest Winners Receive Brother Sewing Machines

September 12, 2016By Brother SewsArticles, Garment, Sewing 2 Comments

Brother Donates Two Simplicity® by Brother Sewing Machines to Unique Sewing Competition Brother continues to support young sewing enthusiasts and this year was no exception, as they generously donated two Simplicity® by Brother sewing machines as prizes to the two runners-up of the National Make it With Wool Competition that was held in Scottsdale, AZ, … Read More