Thankful Table Runner

November 5, 2018By Laura PiferHoliday, Home Decor, Projects 2 Comments

This will be our first-time hosting Thanksgiving in our new home, so I thought it would be fun to create a table runner to make for the occasion. I wanted to make a conversational piece to get the kids thinking about what they’re thankful for. My boys and I wrote down what they’re grateful for … Read More

Give Thanks Tutorial

November 3, 2018By Janice FergusonHoliday, Projects, Sewing 22 Comments

Eleven canning jars have been transformed into twinkling mantle décor for Thanksgiving. This is a visible reminder of the reason for all that delicious turkey and pumpkin pie. With THE Dream Machine 2 by Brother (the quintessential combo embroidery/sewing machine) or any Brother embroidery machine, you can make a meaningful Thanksgiving decoration that can be … Read More

Three-Step Mug Mat for Fall

October 19, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Home Decor, Projects 4 Comments

Call it a mug mat or call it a coaster, resting your “cuppa” whatever on this mat will make you smile. Generously sized, it finishes at about six inches square. I chose a delightful scarecrow scene to help celebrate this colorful season. I think this has the potential for the start of a great gift … Read More

Fall Home Décor Project

October 5, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Home Decor, Projects 1 Comment

Don’t you just love the color changes fall represents? Here is a quick easy DIY vase or jar cover; a great way to decorate! Materials: 1/3 yard of orange cotton fabric Brother ScanNCut Iron-On Fabric Appliqué Contact Sheet ½ yard burlap Medium weight tearaway embroidery stabilizer Embroidery thread Standard polyester sewing thread Iron 4 glass … Read More

Lacey Heirloom Bonnet Tutorial

September 14, 2018By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Heirloom, Projects 35 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

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

July Quick Tip

July 20, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Hemming, Tips & Tricks No Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Small double turned hems are common in many different sewing projects. This quick tip will help you sew a small, even hem using a few different tricks to make your hem more accurate. Here’s how: Decide on finished width of the hem. I used a double turned 3/8-inch … Read More

Personalized Key Fobs

July 18, 2018By Cindy HoganDIY, Projects 6 Comments

Who doesn’t like a personalized gift that is useful to boot. I have been asked a lot about how to create these little jewels, so this month we will dive into this project. As you can see from the image, I created two versions of the project. I used the same settings for both in … Read More

Unboxing the Persona PRS100: Part 2

July 12, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Machines, Unboxing No Comments

We have unboxed the Brother Persona PRS100 Embroidery Machine and now it’s time to set up and thread machine and thread it. You can watch Part 1 of the unboxing here. Note: It’s always good to read and follow all instructions included with the Persona before using. Tip: This machine is very heavy, make sure … Read More