Happy National Sewing Month! September is National Sewing Month, therefore a very special month for me. When I first learned to sew as a young adult, I never thought it would take me to where it has. I still to this day enjoy heading to my sewing studio. With 25 years of sewing under my … Read More
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
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
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
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
Pillowcases make the perfect gift for everyone you care about. They are also a wonderful way to refresh bed linens and provide the comfort you need for a restful sleep with sweet dreams. The Stitching Sewcial Brother blog has featured a variety of pillowcase projects and ideas over the last few months. This tip sheet … Read More
Your next statement piece of jewelry is as close as your embroidery machine! With the right design it’s easy to make lace jewelry with little more than stabilizer and thread. Are you ready? Let’s go sew! You’ll need the following supplies: Brother Embroidery thread Lace designs such as Brother SAEU1 USB lace collection SA540 Brother … 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!
Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf shows how to group embroidery designs on your Brother sewing machine. Whether you are grouping text, images or designs, this step allows you to either group all designs or only several, and move them to the precise spot on your hoop. What will you create 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
Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf shows a great way to thread bobbin.
I love my Brother Simplicity SB3734T serger sewing machine… I mean I really, really love it! If I had to choose one machine that one would be my pick. I know it can’t do everything, but it can really do so much. Over the years I have developed a system to easily and efficiently finish … Read More
For today’s quick tip, Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf shows you how to change the upper tension on a sewing machine.
In my previous blog posts, I have showcased the new projector feature on the Brother Luminaire, particularly on the embroidery side. The projector doesn’t stop there! On the sewing side, there are quite a few applications to make our sewing easier. To check out this fun feature, start by choosing a decorative stitch in the … Read More
Double your sewing pleasure with a twin needle! Many Brother machines have a 2mm twin needle (part code XE4963-001), included with the standard accessories. Each needle is a size 75/11. With two needles attached to one shank, you can use this needle for topstitching, and for select decorative stitches too! Take a look at the … Read More
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
You might have noticed the new Buttonhole Foot on the Brother Luminaire XP1 looks a little different than past models like ones on THE Dream Machine and the Dream Weaver series. The new buttonhole foot is metal, a little longer, and has room for larger buttonholes. You can still sew a beautiful buttonhole, but now … Read More
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