Three-Step Mug Mat for Fall

October 19, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Home Decor, Projects 4 Comments

Call it a mug mat or call it a coaster, resting your “cuppa” whatever on this mat will make you smile. Generously sized, it finishes at about six inches square. I chose a delightful scarecrow scene to help celebrate this colorful season. I think this has the potential for the start of a great gift … Read More

Embellish Pant Legs with Embroidery

June 12, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Embroidery, Projects 2 Comments

Adding a touch of embroidery is a great way to upcycle a pair of pants or if sewing from scratch, you can plan ahead for the placement. For this tutorial I am using a pair of ready-to-wear capris. Supplies: Seam ripper Tailors chalk Embroidery Stabilizer: Pacesetter lightweight, adhesive backed, water soluble stabilizer SA8906 Note: If … Read More

DIY: T-Shirt to Long Sleeve Raglan

January 8, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Garment, Projects 5 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