THE Dream Machine 2

January 17, 2018By Brother SewsArticles, Machines No Comments

When we created THE Dream Machine, our most advanced machine ever, few believed it could be surpassed. However, our visionary designers at Brother never stopped dreaming. Now, they bring you THE Dream Machine 2. Enhanced, fine-tuned and graced with refined new features to give serious enthusiasts, like you, an incomparable sewing, embroidery and quilting experience. … Read More

DIY: T-Shirt to Long Sleeve Raglan

January 8, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Garment, Projects No Comments

Hello fellow sewing community, Laura here from Trash to Couture. When I first learned to sew, my favorite projects were upcycling old clothing. I found it to be an easier and sustainable way to sew rather than starting from scratch every time. This project is a refashioned t-shirt raglan I initially designed for my kids … Read More

DIY Baby Gift Basket

December 30, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Embroidery, Projects 1 Comment

Hello Everyone, Laura here from Trash to Couture! One of my favorite things about sewing is creating handmade gifts. Anything from your child’s costume to a baby basket for your new niece like the one in this tutorial. I like to add embroidery to personalize each gift. The Brother SE1800 Sewing and Embroidery Machine makes … Read More

Entrepreneur Pro X PR1050X

December 29, 2017By Brother SewsMachines, News No Comments

The Most Innovative 10-Needle Home and Small Business Embroidery Machine Take a closer look at the revolutionary Entrepreneur® Pro PR1050X, a highly powerful and efficient 10-needle embroidery machine, but with the ease-of-use and reliability that only Brother can provide. The PR1050X raises the bar within the industry for embroidery enthusiasts, crafters and home-based entrepreneurs. The … Read More

CV3440 and CV3550 Cover Stitch Machines

December 22, 2017By Brother SewsArticles, News, Video No Comments

The Brother CV3440 and CV3550 Cover Stitch Machines offer cover-hem functionality for a high‑quality, sophisticated finish. Whether using one of the cover stitch stitches or the chain stitch, you’ll find these user‑friendly machines make hemming and topstitching fabrics and garments a breeze. Whether the situation calls for a chain stitch, wide cover stitch or a … Read More

Freestanding Lace Star Ornament

December 9, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Holiday, Home Decor No Comments

Hello everyone. Laura here from Trash to Couture. For this post, I will share with you how to create a beautiful lace ornament with your Brother embroidery machine! You’ll stitch this built-in Freestanding Lace Design on two layers of water-soluble stabilizer, then rinse the design in water, to leave only the thread. These ornaments make perfect … Read More

A Two Holiday Reversible Fall Jumper

October 24, 2017By Janice FergusonDIY, Garment, Projects 14 Comments

One garment for two fall holidays! This easy reversible A-line jumper features Halloween designs on one side and Thanksgiving on the other.The easy lining/reversing technique requires only 4” of handsewing. This might be one of your favorite patterns! Requirements: Fabric: Black pique’, brown pique’ (yardage according to size), orange gingham 3/8 yd. for hemline border … Read More

Fun to Make Oilcloth Lunch Bag

October 20, 2017By Janice FergusonDIY, Projects, Sewing 4 Comments

Who wouldn’t want to carry lunch in this jaunty, reusable oilcloth bag? It’s easy to make, easy to use and eliminates the waste of a brown paper bag every day. Make that noon meal a bright occasion. Requirements: Oilcloth 14″ x 30” Zig zag rotary cutter SM1738D sewing machine Pencil Directions: Cut oilcloth 14” x … Read More

Cruz Ramirez Tutu Skirt and Tee

August 30, 2017By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Garment, Sewing 8 Comments

As Disney/Pixar’s movie Cars 3 raced through theaters across the nation this summer, iBroidery.com has a dozen roaring designs waiting for you.  With so many macho characters, Cruz Ramirez is truly the rising star of gender equality in the racing world! Fabric tutu skirts are all the rage with younger girls.  I’ve heard of birthday … Read More

DIY Yoga Mat Bag

August 29, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, New Product, Projects No Comments

Hello! Laura here from Trash to Couture and I’m excited to share this DIY Yoga Mat Bag with you! Summertime is my favorite time of year for getting outdoors. I love hitting the trails and local parks around my town. Post run, I take time to cool down by doing yoga and stretching. As of … Read More