Raglan Shirt Tutorial

October 12, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Garment, Projects No Comments

If you want an easy clothing item to start sewing with, a raglan shirt is a great place to start. The construction is easy and the seams are generally pretty straight. I love my free raglan pattern over on Life Sew Savory and today I’m going to use that pattern as the base for the … Read More

Fun T-Shirt Dress Tutorial

March 7, 2018By Emily ThompsonCover Stitch, DIY, Tutorial 1 Comment

I’ve been slowly working on gaining confidence sewing with the new Brother Coverstitch CV3550. I made this fun t-shirt dress with lots of coverstitching detail to practice and enjoyed sewing with my new machine. I’m so thrilled to show off the gorgeous stitching of the double coverstitch in this cute new dress tutorial! Here’s the … Read More

Sewing With Faux Fur: Part 2

February 13, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Projects, Serger No Comments

Now that we’ve gone over the proper steps to working with Faux Fur in Part 1, let’s dive right into a project! I’ve always wanted a faux fur jacket. I know it may not seem practical living in Georgia, but this winter has been a cold one for us. I picked a simple jacket pattern … Read More

Football Table Runner

January 23, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Home Decor, Projects No Comments

It’s almost time for the big game! You know what that means… Parties! I’m not a huge football watcher, but I do love a good football party, and today I have a fun football themed table runner tutorial to share that will “kick off” your party on the right foot!! This football table runner is … 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

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 3 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