DIY: T-Shirt to Long Sleeve Raglan

January 8, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Garment, Projects 4 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

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

DIY Christmas Stocking

December 2, 2017By Joanne BankoDIY, Holiday, Home Decor 1 Comment

Take a look at our custom sewn and personalized stockings all ready to stuff with gifts and goodies! Make them yourself and you can easily embroider a name or delightful Disney design while the top band is still flat and goes easily into the hoop. Follow these instructions and you’ll be finished with your stocking … Read More

November Free Design: Embroidered Outdoor Vest

November 1, 2017By Joanne BankoFree Design of the Month, Garment, Projects 9 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 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

Free Design: Embroidered Napkin Rings

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