Thankful Table Runner

November 5, 2018By Laura PiferHoliday, Home Decor, Projects 3 Comments

This will be our first-time hosting Thanksgiving in our new home, so I thought it would be fun to create a table runner to make for the occasion. I wanted to make a conversational piece to get the kids thinking about what they’re thankful for. My boys and I wrote down what they’re grateful for … Read More

Give Thanks Tutorial

November 3, 2018By Janice FergusonHoliday, Projects, Sewing 22 Comments

Eleven canning jars have been transformed into twinkling mantle décor for Thanksgiving. This is a visible reminder of the reason for all that delicious turkey and pumpkin pie. With THE Dream Machine 2 by Brother (the quintessential combo embroidery/sewing machine) or any Brother embroidery machine, you can make a meaningful Thanksgiving decoration that can be … Read More

October Quick Tip

October 29, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Tips & Tricks 2 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Sew binding with the feather stitch and the MuVit Foot! Lots of projects benefit from a coordinating or contrasting binding. Certainly, there are a variety of ways to attach binding both ready-made and custom made. Regardless of the method, binding is sewn to the topside of the fabric … Read More

Raglan Shirt Tutorial

October 12, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Garment, Projects No Comments

If you want an easy clothing item to start sewing with, a raglan shirt is a great place to start. The construction is easy and the seams are generally pretty straight. I love my free raglan pattern over on Life Sew Savory and today I’m going to use that pattern as the base for the … Read More

Pumpkin Goodies

October 10, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Holiday, Projects 43 Comments

It’s a pumpkin patch of goodies and so much fun to make! With your Brother Embroidery machine, you can quickly stitch enough to fill a basket of these cuties. Delight visiting children or any young friends at church or community gatherings. Mail a few to your grandchildren or deliver some to nursing home friends or … Read More

Fall Home Décor Project

October 5, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Home Decor, Projects 2 Comments

Don’t you just love the color changes fall represents? Here is a quick easy DIY vase or jar cover; a great way to decorate! Materials: 1/3 yard of orange cotton fabric Brother ScanNCut Iron-On Fabric Appliqué Contact Sheet ½ yard burlap Medium weight tearaway embroidery stabilizer Embroidery thread Standard polyester sewing thread Iron 4 glass … Read More

Refashion Jeans with Trim

September 12, 2018By Angela WolfApparel, DIY, Projects 2 Comments

You might have noticed some of the fashions of the late 60’s and 70’s making a comeback on the store shelves, from floral fabrics to embellished jeans. We have focused on embellishing jeans with free motion embroidery to embroidering an entire leg; Now we will add a crocheted ribbon trim along the outside leg. Machine … Read More

Fun Doll Quilt

August 29, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Projects, Quilting 1 Comment

Lately, I’ve been a bit obsessed with my ScanNCut, and I found this cute little doll quilt that turned out to be a fun sewing project. The ScanNCut helps with the fabric cutting and, in a short time, I completed the project. And along with my Brother NS1750D, I also tried some free motion quilting … Read More

Ways to Hem Knit Fabrics

August 24, 2018By Emily ThompsonArticles, Cover Stitch, Hemming 2 Comments

Double Looper Cover Stitch. Knit Stitch. Zig Zag Stitch. What’s the difference? Well, Brother Sews Ambassador Emily Thompson breaks down the differences. Using a Brother CV3550 Double-Sided Cover Stitch and a Brother Innov-ís NS1750D, Emily details the different hems that can be used on knit fabric. Do you have a favorite?