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DIY Pet Costume Tips

DIY Pet Costume Tips

October 26, 2016By Brother SewsArticles, Costume / Cosplay No Comments

DIY Pet Costume Tips According to the United Federation of Retailers, over 23 million Americans will dress up their pets this Halloween and spend over $300 million doing it, but there is a cheaper, more original alternative, and that is DIY.  Using online sites like Instagram and iBroidery for costume ideas and pet friendly patterns, … Read More

Video Sew-A-Long: Manicure Bag Part 4

Video Sew-A-Long: Manicure Bag Part 4

October 25, 2016By Angela WolfSew-A-Long, Sewing 2 Comments

Part 4: Decorative Stitching Welcome to part 4 of the Nail Bag Sew-A-Long! In the first three parts we have assembled the bag, inserted the elastic, learned how to sew in the metal zippers and how to work with vinyl. Now we’re up to Decorative Stitching. This is the fun part! Whatever decorative stitches you … Read More

Pay It Forward Mini Quilt

Pay It Forward Mini Quilt

October 24, 2016By Amy RehBeinProjects, Quilting No Comments

I was inspired by a tiny little stack of seven fabrics a quilty friend gave me a few weeks ago from her stash just because they reminded her of me. That is pretty sweet. Quilty friends are awesome. I thought I would showcase them with some simple white fabric and make a mini for another … Read More

Sewing Ergonomically on It’s Sew Easy TV

Sewing Ergonomically on It’s Sew Easy TV

October 23, 2016By It's Sew EasySewing, Tips & Tricks 2 Comments

Sewing Ergonomically on It’s Sew Easy TV (Episode 1009-1) Let’s start at the very beginning with basic sewing ergonomics. Sewing industry insider Janet Pray shows how to sew more efficiently and comfortably with good sewing ergonomics on “It’s Sew Easy.” She talks about work posture, creating a comfortable work surface, and using feed dogs correctly. … Read More

Video Sew-A-Long: Manicure Bag Part 3

Video Sew-A-Long: Manicure Bag Part 3

October 21, 2016By Angela WolfSew-A-Long, Sewing 4 Comments

Part 3: Inserting Zippers and Working with Clear Vinyl Welcome to Part Three of the Nail Bag Sew-A-Long! In this lesson we’ll finish the other side of the inside of the bag. Inserting zippers onto clear vinyl and creating pouches for the nail files – even cotton balls will fit into these see-thru areas. Supplies … Read More

Asian-Inspired Sleepwear on It’s Sew Easy TV

Asian-Inspired Sleepwear on It’s Sew Easy TV

October 16, 2016By It's Sew EasyGarment, Sewing, Tutorial No Comments

Embroidered Pajama Set with Asian Accents on It’s Sew Easy (Episode 1107-2) Embroidery educator and Sews Specialist Joanne Banko creates beautiful, Asian-inspired sleepwear with embroidered details and stylish closures. Using THE Dream Machine, she’ll show you how to create beautifully embellished Asian-Inspired Pajamas on this episode of It’s Sew Easy. Supplies: Brother XV8500D Sewing and … Read More

Sewing with Small Children

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

Positioning Embroidered Metallic Letters

Positioning Embroidered Metallic Letters

October 12, 2016By Angela WolfEmbroidery, Projects, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 11 Comments

Positioning Embroidered Metallic Letters with Brother Innoveye® 2 Technology and Droplight™ LED Embroidery Positioning Marker Machine: THE Dream Machine Features: Built-in Embroidery Features: Letters Size Adjustment Rotation Droplight™ LED Embroidery Positioning Marker Innoveye® 2 Technology Supplies Needed: Brother Metallic thread Standard bobbin thread #14 Denim Jean Needle Tailors Chalk Adhesive tear-away stabilizer or medium weight … Read More

Steampunk Accessories on It’s Sew Easy TV

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

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