Minnie Mouse Birthday Play Set

February 12, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Garment, Tutorial 14 Comments

See a different side of fashionista Minnie Mouse as she celebrates her 60th birthday. Her traditional wardrobe of white, black and red polka dots are made more contemporary in white, grey and hot pink with polka dots. This fun little outfit would be fun and comfortable for a trip to Disney World or Disneyland. THE … Read More

Sewing with Faux Fur: Part 1

February 9, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Fashion, Projects 6 Comments

The last time I worked with faux fur was a couple of years ago when I made a Chewbacca costume for my son. It was a learning experience working with this messy textile. Although it may require some additional steps, once you get the hang of it you will enjoy working with this material. Faux … 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 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

Embroidery on Knits

December 12, 2017By Angela WolfDIY, Embroidery, Garment 4 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