DIY: T-Shirt to Long Sleeve Raglan

January 8, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Garment, Projects No 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

DIY Baby Gift Basket

December 30, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Embroidery, Projects 1 Comment

Hello Everyone, Laura here from Trash to Couture! One of my favorite things about sewing is creating handmade gifts. Anything from your child’s costume to a baby basket for your new niece like the one in this tutorial. I like to add embroidery to personalize each gift. The Brother SE1800 Sewing and Embroidery Machine makes … Read More

Entrepreneur Pro X PR1050X

December 29, 2017By Brother SewsMachines, News No Comments

The Most Innovative 10-Needle Home and Small Business Embroidery Machine Take a closer look at the revolutionary Entrepreneur® Pro PR1050X, a highly powerful and efficient 10-needle embroidery machine, but with the ease-of-use and reliability that only Brother can provide. The PR1050X raises the bar within the industry for embroidery enthusiasts, crafters and home-based entrepreneurs. The … Read More

Custom Stitch D-Ring Belt

December 26, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Garment, Sewing No Comments

Hello Everyone, Laura here from Trash to Couture! I recently started exploring the Custom Stitch Feature on my Brother SE1800 Sewing and Embroidery Machine. It’s another way as a designer to customize my projects and create my own decorative stitches. It takes a bit of practice and some testing but once you learn this feature … Read More

CV3440 and CV3550 Cover Stitch Machines

December 22, 2017By Brother SewsArticles, News, Video No 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

Fun Woven Chevron Stocking!

December 16, 2017By Mister DomesticDIY, Holiday, Home Decor 1 Comment

Y’all may or may not know that I have a 4 1/2 year old daughter named Helena. Well, her self-anointed super power is “stylish” and she has definitely taken us outside of the traditional color scheme this holiday season. This year, pink and purple and sparkles are literally everywhere in my house, so when I … Read More

Create Your Own Holiday Gift Tags

December 15, 2017By Cindy HoganDIY, Holiday, Sewing No Comments

Materials used: BES4 Dream Edition Software 2 pieces of Water Soluble Stabilizer Double sided fusible adhesive ScanNCut or Printed template 4×4 inch hoop Fabric and Embroidery Thread One of the things I love about the holiday season is putting more effort into gift giving than just going out and purchasing something without adding any personalization. … Read More

Embroidery on Knits

December 12, 2017By Angela WolfDIY, Embroidery, Garment 2 Comments

Embellishing with embroidery is a stylish way to design your own fabric or upcycle a garment. You may have seen my posts about adding embroidery to denim, what about knits? Knit tops are my go to for a quick and easy sewing project. The knits I typically use for tops are usually rayon or polyester … Read More

DIY Free Motion on Denim

December 11, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Embroidery, Garment 5 Comments

Hello there, Laura here from Trash to Couture. I love the trend of embroidered denim. It’s a fun way to customize your jeans and it’s easier than you think. You can achieve this look with a basic sewing machine like I did on the Brother XR9550PRW Sewing Machine. Not only that but you get to … Read More