November Quick Tip

November 9, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Machines, Tips & Tricks 4 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Keep A Clean Machine Like many of you, I sew a lot, and sewing can be messy! Many fabrics tend to leave a lot of lint in both in “seen” and “unseen” places on your machine. In particular, I’m talking about the bobbin area known as the race, … Read More

October Quick Tip

October 29, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Tips & Tricks 2 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Sew binding with the feather stitch and the MuVit Foot! Lots of projects benefit from a coordinating or contrasting binding. Certainly, there are a variety of ways to attach binding both ready-made and custom made. Regardless of the method, binding is sewn to the topside of the fabric … Read More

August Quick Tip

August 15, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Tips & Tricks 1 Comment

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Do you find the artistry in fabric prints fascinating? I do! Oftentimes I see a mixture of colors in a print and find myself inspired to mimic the combination in an embroidery motif. Selecting colors from artistically designed fabrics is a great way to create new and exciting … Read More

July Quick Tip

July 20, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Hemming, Tips & Tricks No Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Small double turned hems are common in many different sewing projects. This quick tip will help you sew a small, even hem using a few different tricks to make your hem more accurate. Here’s how: Decide on finished width of the hem. I used a double turned 3/8-inch … Read More

June Quick Tip

June 21, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 2 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Make decorative labels for opened packages of software using the Brother P-touch Embellish Ribbon and Tape Printer. You can use the label “as is” or sew them to longer strips of ribbon and wrap them around rolls of stabilizer. See Figure #1. It’s a good idea to keep … Read More

May Quick Tip!

May 16, 2018By Joanne BankoProjects, Sewing, Tips & Tricks 5 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Note: Stitch shown above is from THE Dream Machine XV8550D. The Shell Tuck Edge Stitch on your Brother machine is ideal for hemming light weight fabrics with a narrow hem and an added touch of heirloom elegance! This stitch looks somewhat ordinary on the screen of your machine … Read More

April Quick Tip!

April 13, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Embroidery, Tips & Tricks 4 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Use built in alphabet and decorative stitches from the sewing side of your machine to make a quick decoration for a baby gift. Program desired lettering and stitch at each end of the ribbon using tear away stabilizer underneath. Add a row of decorative stitching to the edge … Read More

Help For Hemming!

March 13, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 1 Comment

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Create an adjustable elastic band to attach to the free arm of your machine. This simple loop of elastic with help you align you fabric edge for consistent hemming and topstitching on a wide variety of projects! Wrap a piece of colored elastic around the free arm or … Read More