Embroidered Journal Cover

May 11, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Sewing No Comments

Journaling is a great way to record thoughts, memories, and dreams. It’s especially nice to have a beautiful book to hold all of your hand-written ideas and reflections. This embroidered cover is the perfect way to dress up a plain journal. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you can make this in an afternoon … 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

Coverstitch Pencil Case

April 12, 2018By Angela WolfCover Stitch, DIY, Projects 4 Comments

We typically think of the coverstitch machine for hemming knits, finishing off necklines, and adding a sporty look to a project. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to use a thicker thread, in particular, a 60-weight denim thread, for the top coverstitch. This makes a great decorative stitch! Machines: Brother CV3550 … Read More

A Fun Egg Collecting Half Apron

March 23, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Garment, Projects No Comments

Once the weather begins to warm up, I get inspired to start my Spring sewing. For me, I like to make projects that take me outdoors! We love to be outside this time of year gardening, barbecuing and visiting my sister’s farm. This half apron with front pockets is the perfect project to kick-start your … Read More

Video: Threading the Brother CV3550

March 22, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Tutorial, Video 1 Comment

I was so excited to see this new Brother CV3550 Double-Sided Cover Stitch Machine and I can think of so many applications for these decorative stitches including sportswear, decorative stitching, chainstitch, hemming knit, and so much more! I am going to start our tutorials with the top cover stitch machine by showing you an in-depth … Read More

Glamorous Circular Rosette

March 16, 2018By Joanne BankoFashion, Garment, Projects 2 Comments

Have you ever found yourself looking for a special accent to dress up an outfit or accessory? This little rosette may be ideal for your next project in need of a glamorous touch! Make this rosette quickly and easily using your Brother Circular Sewing attachment. Fashion the rosette in any color you choose and then … Read More

Help For Hemming!

March 13, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial No Comments

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

Fun T-Shirt Dress Tutorial

March 7, 2018By Emily ThompsonCover Stitch, DIY, Tutorial No Comments

I’ve been slowly working on gaining confidence sewing with the new Brother Coverstitch CV3550. I made this fun t-shirt dress with lots of coverstitching detail to practice and enjoyed sewing with my new machine. I’m so thrilled to show off the gorgeous stitching of the double coverstitch in this cute new dress tutorial! Here’s the … Read More

Upcycled Pet Collar

February 26, 2018By Cindy HoganDIY, Embroidery, Projects 4 Comments

This is a super easy, fun and cute project for the lovable fur baby in your home. After all, our pets need to feel super special. For this project, I decided to create two different looks. The Red and White checked is a non-traditional monogram and the Blue and White stripes a traditional monogram. As … Read More

Minnie Mouse Birthday Play Set

February 12, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Garment, Tutorial 14 Comments

See a different side of fashionista Minnie Mouse as she celebrates her 60th birthday. Her traditional wardrobe of white, black and red polka dots are made more contemporary in white, grey and hot pink with polka dots. This fun little outfit would be fun and comfortable for a trip to Disney World or Disneyland. THE … Read More

Sewing with Faux Fur: Part 1

February 9, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Fashion, Projects 6 Comments

The last time I worked with faux fur was a couple of years ago when I made a Chewbacca costume for my son. It was a learning experience working with this messy textile. Although it may require some additional steps, once you get the hang of it you will enjoy working with this material. Faux … Read More