Free Design: Bobbin Work Tea Towel

September 11, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Embroidery, Free Design of the Month, Projects, Sewing, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 12 Comments

Nothing says late summer like a beautiful sunflower! The Brother Free Design of the Month for September is a sunflower motif with a light fill, ideal for embellishment on a tea towel. I chose a monochromatic color scheme, stitching the design in one of my favorite Brother embroidery thread colors, Light Brown #323. To me, … Read More

Accessory Spotlight: Recipe for T-shirts

September 4, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Accessory, Appliqué, Fashion, Fonts, Quick Tip, Sewing, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 2 Comments

T-shirt embroidery is an ever-popular topic! In fact, one of my August Stitching Sewcial posts features an embroidered T-shirt along with some links to additional T-shirt embroidery tips. I remembered yet another feature after my shirt was finished so I thought it would be helpful to share it with you. This tutorial features the Brother … Read More

Quick Tip – Sewing with Tiny Fonts

September 1, 2020By Joanne BankoMachines, Quick Tip, Sewing, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 4 Comments

Tiny fonts are fun to sew! Built-in to many Brother sewing machine models and available in Brother software as well, these petite fonts are perfect for stitching sentiments in small spaces. Think about stitching signatures and important details on various projects, quilt labels, hidden messages in personalized gifts, name tags for family gear, dates on … Read More

Accessory Spotlight – The Wonders of the Ruffler Attachment – Pt 1

July 14, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Quick Tip, Sewing, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 6 Comments

SA565 Brother Ruffler Attachment This attachment has been around for a long time and in reality, the basic design has changed very little. SA565 fits Brother 7mm machines with snap on attachments. This foot is an updated model with improvements to keep the foot stable while stitching. It’s perfect for ruffling fabrics of many different … Read More

Quick Tip: Sewing Clear Elastic

January 16, 2019By Angela WolfSewing, Tips & Tricks, Video 1 Comment

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

Quick Tip December 2018

December 28, 2018By Joanne BankoProjects, Sewing, Tips & Tricks 3 Comments

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