April Quick Tip!

April 13, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Embroidery, Tips & Tricks 3 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Use built in alphabet and decorative stitches from the sewing side of your machine to make a quick decoration for a baby gift. Program desired lettering and stitch at each end of the ribbon using tear away stabilizer underneath. Add a row of decorative stitching to the edge … Read More

Coverstitch Pencil Case

April 12, 2018By Angela WolfCover Stitch, DIY, Projects 4 Comments

We typically think of the coverstitch machine for hemming knits, finishing off necklines, and adding a sporty look to a project. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to use a thicker thread, in particular, a 60-weight denim thread, for the top coverstitch. This makes a great decorative stitch! Machines: Brother CV3550 … 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

CV3440 and CV3550 Cover Stitch Machines

December 22, 2017By Brother SewsArticles, News, Video 2 Comments

The Brother CV3440 and CV3550 Cover Stitch Machines offer cover-hem functionality for a high‑quality, sophisticated finish. Whether using one of the cover stitch stitches or the chain stitch, you’ll find these user‑friendly machines make hemming and topstitching fabrics and garments a breeze. Whether the situation calls for a chain stitch, wide cover stitch or a … Read More

DIY Cardigan Wrap

December 18, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Projects, Serger 3 Comments

Hello there! Laura here from Trash to Couture. Today I’m sharing with you how to create my “Everyday Cardi.” This is my go to for running errands, traveling, and just about everything. It’s a versatile piece that can be worn several ways and for many occasions. The tutorial is simple with only three pattern pieces … Read More

The Little Black Clutch

November 9, 2017By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Tutorial 11 Comments

This little black clutch is the perfect accessory for holiday outfits, special occasions and makes a great gift. I used the Brother NS1750D machine to personalize the clutch with a glittering machine embroidered monogram and designer style decorative stitches, all built in to the machine. Your friends will want one too so why not make … Read More

VIDEO: How to Design Your Own Custom Stitch

April 13, 2017By Angela WolfSewing, Tutorial 5 Comments

One of the benefits of sewing is the capability of adding your own unique style to every project. This tutorial will show you how to expand on that creativity by designing your own custom stitch. The stitch options include a single stitch, triple stitch, or a combination of both. Sewing Machine: DreamWeaver® XE VM6200D Feature: … Read More

Video Sew-A-Long: Manicure Bag Part 4

October 25, 2016By Angela WolfSew-A-Long, Sewing 2 Comments

Part 4: Decorative Stitching Welcome to part 4 of the Nail Bag Sew-A-Long! In the first three parts we have assembled the bag, inserted the elastic, learned how to sew in the metal zippers and how to work with vinyl. Now we’re up to Decorative Stitching. This is the fun part! Whatever decorative stitches you … Read More