November Free Design: Embroidered Outdoor Vest

November 1, 2017By Joanne BankoFree Design of the Month, Garment, Projects 8 Comments

Outdoor activities abound this time of year and dressing for the weather is essential! Our featured embroidery design this month is a waterfowl motif that’s perfect for decorating outdoor apparel. Embroider the design on a men’s or boy’s vest constructed from scratch using a commercial pattern, or consider embellishing a ready-made garment with this design. … Read More

A Two Holiday Reversible Fall Jumper

October 24, 2017By Janice FergusonDIY, Garment, Projects 13 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

October Free Design: Embroidered Napkin Rings for Fall

October 1, 2017By Joanne BankoDIY, Free Design of the Month, Home Decor 12 Comments

Setting the table for fall holidays and special occasions is more enjoyable with embroidered napkin rings. Make these simple napkin rings by combining a petite sized design with small lettering and some heartfelt sentiments. You’ll have the makings of a great conversation starter for your next holiday gathering! Materials and Supplies Brother Sewing and Embroidery … Read More

Sewing Tutorial: How to Sew an Easter Basket

April 5, 2017By Angela WolfEmbroidery, Sewing, Tutorial No Comments

Materials and Supplies Machine Used: THE Dream Machine® or use any Brother Sewing and Embroidery machine with 4×4 or larger embroidery area Felt Fabric Color 1 Felt Fabric Color 2 SA5810 Medium-weight Tear Away Stabilizer or SA5929 Heavy-weight Cut Away Stabilizer (I used cut away.) Fusible fleece Peltex® 71F Single-Sided Fusible Ultra Firm Stabilizer Embroidery … Read More

Appliqué with Embroidery – New Baby Announcement

March 13, 2017By Joanne BankoAppliqué, Embroidery, Sewing, Software 3 Comments

New babies are something to celebrate! Learn how to design a commemorative baby announcement using our Brother Free Design of the Month and the Brother Simply Appliqué™ software program. This combined design features an adorable font called Wishes, plus an easy to stitch appliqué shape included in the Simply Appliqué™ software program. You’ll learn a … Read More