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 ibroidery.com 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

Tutorial: How to Quilt Faux Leather

August 26, 2016By Angela WolfQuilting, Sewing, Tutorial 2 Comments

Faux leather and vinyl fabrics are currently trending for garments, accessories and home decor. Here are a few tips for customizing your faux leather and vinyl fabrics with quilting. Sewing machine: DreamWeaver™ XE VM6200D Features: • Mu-Vit™ Digital Dual Feed Foot • Sew Straight™ Laser Vision Guide Supplies: • faux leather or vinyl fabric • … Read More

Boro Mending Style Boxed Corner Tote

August 22, 2016By Amy RehBeinSewing 6 Comments

I’ve been so inspired by Japanese Boro Mending lately and wondered… could I use The Dream Fabric Frame to create the look of the Boro Mending on a tote bag? Essentially we’d be creating the fabric panels on The Dream Fabric Frame and I was right, we could! I opted to use a heavy duck … Read More

Finding Dory Dress with New iBroidery Designs

August 17, 2016By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Sewing 24 Comments

Everyone loves Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory. With your Brother embroidery machine, 4″x4″ frame or larger, you can delight children as they find Dory and her friends on their garments, pillowcases, and other accessories. In a flash, you can download this unlikely school of marine pals at Brother’s iBroidery.com. Each fits in a 4″x4″ frame. With sewing … Read More