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Winter Beret and Scarf Combo

Winter Beret and Scarf Combo

January 23, 2019By Laura PiferApparel, DIY 4 Comments

January is here so I am kicking off my winter sewing with some accessories to keep me warm during these chilly months. If I’m out and about, I’m usually wearing some sort of hat and scarf so I thought it would be fun to share a couple tutorials for these. I’m really loving the beret … Read More

Peekaboo Project Pouches

Peekaboo Project Pouches

January 18, 2019By Mister DomesticDIY, Projects, Sewing 5 Comments

As 2019 approached, I basically had organization on the brain. On the tail end of deep dive cleaning my sewing room, I suddenly felt that I needed quilted project pouches for my WIPs (Works in Progress). And if I needed them, I’m thinking that many of y’all out there might need them too. And even … Read More

Quick Tip: Sewing Clear Elastic

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

Double Mitt Pot Holder

Double Mitt Pot Holder

January 14, 2019By Emily ThompsonDIY, Projects No Comments

It’s almost National Pie Day (January 23rd) and you should get ready to bake up some pies with these fun double oven mitts. I love that I can keep my hands and arms protected from the heat all with this one long potholder. Plus, you can make it with cute fabric, which always makes me … Read More

January Free Design: Cozy Wrap

January Free Design: Cozy Wrap

January 1, 2019By Joanne BankoFree Design of the Month, Garment, Projects 37 Comments

Finished size of wrap is as follows: Small/Medium: 20-inches wide X 60 to 62-inches long. Large: 25-inches wide X 60 to 62-inches long. Materials and Supplies Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machine with 4-inch hoop capability. SA5810 Brother medium weight tear-away stabilizer. SA5931 Brother medium weight fusible cut-away stabilizer. SA520 Brother lightweight water-soluble stabilizer. SA147 Open … Read More

Quick Tip December 2018

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

Fun Festive Glitter Star Garland

Fun Festive Glitter Star Garland

December 18, 2018By Emily ThompsonHoliday, Sewing, Video 1 Comment

Need a last second holiday decoration? Watch as Brother Sews Specialist Emily Thompson creates a festive glitter star garland with the help of her ScanNCut DX Innov-ís Edition SDX225 and her Innov-ís NS1750D Combination Sewing & Embroidery machine. Happy Holidays!

Sew and Serge a Knit Dress

Sew and Serge a Knit Dress

December 17, 2018By Joanne BankoGarment, Serger, Sewing 4 Comments

When used in tandem with one another, your Brother sewing machine and serger make a powerful pair in your sewing space! While sergers are fantastic for speedy sewing and a finish that matches ready-to-wear, the sewing machine shines when it comes to more precise and detailed sewing. This knit dress is an example of a … Read More

Angel in Lace Cloud

Angel in Lace Cloud

December 7, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Holiday, Projects 32 Comments

Angels are a common theme in needlework, legends, and philosophy. Featured here are two Christmas versions using a pieced technique. The first, an angel pillow with detailed instruction, is an open-ended pillow cover made from a linen hemstitched guest towel. Combined with heirloom lace, antique pearl buttons, and a heavenly machine embroidered angel from iBroidery.com, … Read More

Winter Time Faux-Fur Stole

Winter Time Faux-Fur Stole

December 5, 2018By Laura PiferApparel, DIY, Garment 1 Comment

Winter has arrived, and it means layering and cozy sewing projects. I love a Faux-Fur Stole to add to my looks this time of year. It can be used as elegant scarf or a glam cover up for a dress. It’s a nice accessory to add in the winter when you have special occasions that … Read More

Embroidered Holiday Pillows

Embroidered Holiday Pillows

November 26, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Embroidery, Projects 1 Comment

I love having new seasonal throw pillows in our living room. They add just a great pop of color and fun holiday decor for any season/occasion. For this festive project, I used my new Brother Innov-ís NS1150E as it comes with a large hoop (and it’s been great to have the larger hoop!) and some … Read More