Summer may be coming to a close, but there’s still time to hit the beach and catch some fun in the sun! But before you pack your bags, make sure to sew this cute beach cover-up!! You will need: Brother Sewing Machine A Yard of Fabric Bias Tape Marking Chalk Scissors Straight Pins Measuring Tape … Read More
Supplies: 1/2 yard Outdoor Fabric 18” x 18″ Pillow Inserts Four tassels 12” Invisible Zipper Brother Stellaire Innov-ís XJ1 Instructions Cut two squares fabric at 17” x 17” With the front side of pillow facing up, place the tassels in all four corners making sure the tassel itself is facing the center of the pillow. … Read More
A pillow is a wonderful way to give the gift of handmade especially when it is personalized! This is an easy DIY gift that anyone can do- especially with the BROTHER Pacesetter line up! Supplies: Hi-res image of the couple (from the wedding or an engagement photo) Brother Pacesetter PS 500 sewing machine Brother Pacesetter … Read More
Here’s a quick tip for expanding the use of decorative stitches built into your machine. Call it stacking, combining, or layering, whatever name you choose this technique is just plain fun! The pre-purchased pillowcase you see in this project was trimmed using this technique. Pillowcases are a welcome gift any time of the year and … Read More
There are a variety of options for sewing on super fine fabrics like chiffon. Knowing the accessories available for your Brother machine, along with recommended machine settings for straight stitching on fine fabrics will help you achieve smooth seams and hems on sheers. Are you ready? Let’s go sew! Here are some basic tips: Begin … Read More
In the past year, I’ve seen a few friends wearing shirts that had zipper necklines. Of course, my first thought was… “Well, I could make that,” and I’ve been thinking about it for many months. This summer, I decided I had to try it out, and the finished result is just perfect. Today I’m going … Read More
Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf shows off a quick tip for sewing stretch denim with her Brother Sewing machine. With a few steps, Angela picks a decorative stitch and adds it to her favorite fabric. Try this today!
Elongation style stitches are much more fun than their rather technical name implies. The term elongation simply means that patterns in this category of decorative stitches can be re-sized in a range from 1 to 5. As they are re-sized, the pattern or shape of the stitch is maintained. Examples in the photo above show … Read More