Lacey Heirloom Bonnet Tutorial

September 14, 2018By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Heirloom, Projects 32 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 5 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

Unboxing THE Dream Machine 2

June 20, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Machines, Video 3 Comments

Have you recently purchased THE Dream Machine by Brother and are amazed at the size of the box? What could possibly take up that huge box?!? The sewing machine of course, but it also includes a lot of fabulous sewing, embroidery, and quilting accessories. In the video below, I will walk you through unboxing THE … Read More

National Sewing Machine Day 2018

June 13, 2018By Brother SewsArticles, Machines, News 18 Comments

In honor of National Sewing Machine Day, we acknowledge a machine that helps to take our creativity to new levels. Here we have a device that sews, embroiders and even quilts, on all sorts of fabrics and with all kinds of stitches. On this memorable day, we gathered together and asked several of our Brother … Read More

Embellish Pant Legs with Embroidery

June 12, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Embroidery, Projects 2 Comments

Adding a touch of embroidery is a great way to upcycle a pair of pants or if sewing from scratch, you can plan ahead for the placement. For this tutorial I am using a pair of ready-to-wear capris. Supplies: Seam ripper Tailors chalk Embroidery Stabilizer: Pacesetter lightweight, adhesive backed, water soluble stabilizer SA8906 Note: If … Read More

Embroidered Garden Gloves

June 8, 2018By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Projects, Tutorial 5 Comments

One of the things I love most about machine embroidery is the ability to personalize most anything you can get into an embroidery hoop. With that in mind, how about transforming a pair of utilitarian garden gloves into a stylish set stitched in bright and cheerful colors? Combine a small garden theme accent design with … Read More