Lacey Heirloom Bonnet Tutorial

September 14, 2018By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Heirloom, Projects 32 Comments

Few sights bring more admiring looks than a baby in a smocked or heirloom sewn bonnet. Common components of this classic infant accessary are heirloom lace, hemstitching, embroidery, feather stitching, and lace beading threaded with satin ribbon. Most of those techniques, time consuming techniques, can now be done not only faster, but more precisely with … Read More

Refashion Jeans with Trim

September 12, 2018By Angela WolfApparel, DIY, Projects 1 Comment

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

Brother B2B 2018 Recap

August 17, 2018By Brother SewsArticles, Machines, News 5 Comments

Are you ready? That was the motivating question at the Brother Back to Business event in Orlando Florida last week as the sewing industry leader launched a bevy of new machines, accessories and software to a capacity crowd of dealers, vendors and staff. As the opening videos and dazzling lights entertained, the full house anxiously … Read More

Embroidered Summer Sweater

July 25, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Sewing 2 Comments

Getting dressed for summer often means sundresses and sleeveless garments like tank tops and camisoles. These are all quite comfortable in a warm setting but what happens when you enter the zone of chilly air conditioning? If you’re anything like me, you reach for a sweater! This sweater is designed to complement both casual and … Read More

Unboxing THE Dream Machine 2

June 20, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Machines, Video 3 Comments

Have you recently purchased THE Dream Machine by Brother and are amazed at the size of the box? What could possibly take up that huge box?!? The sewing machine of course, but it also includes a lot of fabulous sewing, embroidery, and quilting accessories. In the video below, I will walk you through unboxing THE … Read More

May Quick Tip!

May 16, 2018By Joanne BankoProjects, Sewing, Tips & Tricks 5 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Note: Stitch shown above is from THE Dream Machine XV8550D. The Shell Tuck Edge Stitch on your Brother machine is ideal for hemming light weight fabrics with a narrow hem and an added touch of heirloom elegance! This stitch looks somewhat ordinary on the screen of your machine … Read More

Part 2: DIY Spa Gift Collection

April 28, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Machines, Tutorial 2 Comments

For Part 2 of the DIY Spa Gift Collection, a monogrammed drawstring pouch and an embroidered towel are next. Click here to view Part 1! Drawstring Pouch Supplies: Brother SE625 Sewing & Embroidery Machine 4”x4” hoop Fabric for bag: I used a natural muslin 7”x 16” Pacesetter light water-soluble stabilizer Draw string cord: 24” Trim/ribbon … Read More

Create a Fun Circular Bag

April 2, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Projects, Tutorial 2 Comments

There are so many ways to embellish fabric with a sewing machine including free motion embroidery, couching, and decorative stitching to name a few. Why not combine all of these! In this blog post, I showed how to use the circular attachment which adapts to various Brother sewing machines. Now, what to do with this … Read More

I Love Sewing Key Fob

March 27, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Tutorial 30 Comments

Have you ever misplaced your USB media with all your favorite designs? If the answer is yes, you’ll appreciate having this key fob to make it more visible, easier to find, and fun loving too! You can easily make this In-the-Hoop project in just a short time using our Free Design Download. Makes a great … Read More

Brother Praised by Women

February 15, 2018By Brother SewsArticles, News 1 Comment

The Brother Home Appliance Division (“HAD”) is excited to announce that the 2018 Women’s Choice Award® seal by WomenCertified Inc. has been awarded to Brother for its sewing and embroidery machines. In a national survey conducted by the Women’s Choice Awards of more than 1,000 female respondents, 9 out of 10 women who have experience … Read More