Free Design: Bobbin Work Tea Towel

September 11, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Embroidery, Free Design of the Month, Projects, Sewing, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 11 Comments

Nothing says late summer like a beautiful sunflower! The Brother Free Design of the Month for September is a sunflower motif with a light fill, ideal for embellishment on a tea towel. I chose a monochromatic color scheme, stitching the design in one of my favorite Brother embroidery thread colors, Light Brown #323. To me, … Read More

Accessory Spotlight: Recipe for T-shirts

September 4, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Accessory, Appliqué, Fashion, Fonts, Quick Tip, Sewing, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 2 Comments

T-shirt embroidery is an ever-popular topic! In fact, one of my August Stitching Sewcial posts features an embroidered T-shirt along with some links to additional T-shirt embroidery tips. I remembered yet another feature after my shirt was finished so I thought it would be helpful to share it with you. This tutorial features the Brother … Read More

Designer Inspired Velvet Pillow

August 31, 2020By Tabitha SewerAccessories, Accessory, Appliqué, DIY, Embroidery, Fashion, Home Decor, Projects, Sewing, Tutorial, Video 1 Comment

Some crafting projects around the house don’t require an extensive timeline or huge budget. There are small, inexpensive projects that can be done to elevate your home and create an impactful moment. Doing the DIY project yourself allows you to customize the outcome in the way that fits your personal style. We have a vintage … Read More

Seaside Summer Solstice Sundress

June 20, 2020By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Fashion, Garment 18 Comments

Celebrate the June 21st summer solstice, the official beginning of summer, by spending those extra daylight hours with your Brother sewing/embroidery machine. Stitch this seaside sundress and pick up a few tips about sewing with border prints and machine embroidery appliqué designs. With your Brother machine it’s easy, it’s fun, it’s perfect! Requirements Children’s Corner … Read More

Stylin Summer Shoes

May 28, 2020By Tabitha SewerEmbroidery, Fashion, Projects 1 Comment

Let’s make some shoes! This project is a great weekend project and easy to do. Materials Espadrille Kit (You can find these kits online) Embroidery file of any design you want on your shoe Embroidery Thread Beads (optional) Things To Know I didn’t want to give you instructions how to make shoes because the espadrille … Read More

Create Your Own Pillow Appliqué

May 27, 2020By Brother SewsAppliqué, Projects, Tutorial 8 Comments

See how the Luminaire Innov-îs XP1 and the ScanNCut DX Innov-îs Edition SDX225 come together to create a wonderful birthday cake pillow appliqué! Supplies: ScanNCut DX Innov-îs Edition SDX225, your color choice of fabrics, Luminaire Innov-îs XP1, High Tack Fabric Support Sheet, pillow case Step 1. On the Luminaire XP1, select Appliqué Embroidery Design (Category … Read More

A Tea-Time Heart Happy Mat

February 7, 2020By Rebecca Kemp BrentEmbroidery, Home Decor, Projects 6 Comments

Finished Size: 12″ x 12″ There are two secrets to sewing beautiful, smooth curves: precise stitching and careful clipping. Using your embroidery machine to sew the curves guarantees perfectly stitched seams every time, and there’s a not-so-secret weapon – pinking shears – for ideal trimming and clipping. Practice on this heart-happy mat that’s big enough … Read More