Bell Sleeve Tutorial

March 6, 2021By Emily ThompsonApparel, Fashion No Comments

~Emily Thompson, Brother Sews Ambassador   Mixing up patterns to create new looks is one of my favorite things about sewing. Today, I’m going to show you how to create a full bell sleeve from a fitted sleeve shirt pattern. This is a fun way to create a more formal or flirty look from your … Read More

Turn a Quilt into a Coat

February 25, 2021By Emily ThompsonApparel, DIY, Fashion No Comments

~Emily Thompson, Brother Sews Ambassador   It’s February, and here on the Brother Sews blog we are all about keeping cozy! I’m so excited to share this fun upcycle project with you today. Turn a cozy quilt or blanket into a DIY coat to keep you warm all winter long. Years ago I made my … Read More

Heart Knee Patches for Pants

January 26, 2021By Emily ThompsonAccessories, Apparel No Comments

~Emily Thompson, Brother Sews Ambassador   My daughter lives in her leggings, and I’m always working on ways to make them last longer. No matter what fabric I use, she wears through the knees after a few months. I don’t mind sewing more leggings, as they are a super quick sew, but I recently wondered … Read More

Button Neckline Pattern Hack

January 20, 2021By Emily ThompsonApparel, DIY No Comments

I love taking patterns I already own and recreating them with a new twist. It’s a quick and easy way to enhance my wardrobe. I’ve created several neckline hacks for this sweatshirt pattern, and today I have a button neckline hack you can use with any drop shoulder pattern. Maybe you have a pattern already … Read More

DIY Cozy Flannel Blanket

December 26, 2020By Emily ThompsonDIY, Garment, Sewing 2 Comments

I don’t know about you, but where I live it’s getting cold! That means cozy nights by the fire and lap blankets for my toes. I recently sewed this flannel and sherpa blanket and it’s now the most highly sought after blanket in the house; I should have made four! Today I’m going to show … Read More

Flannel Shirt to Skirt

December 4, 2020By Emily ThompsonApparel, DIY, Tutorial 2 Comments

I love refashioning clothes that I already own into something else. Usually it involves turning adult clothes into outfits for my kids. Today I’m going to share a fun refashioning tutorial to turn a flannel shirt into a sweet skirt. The larger the shirt, the larger the skirt you can create. This tutorial will turn … Read More

Embroidered Pumpkin Pillow

October 1, 2020By Emily ThompsonDIY, Embroidery, Fashion, Holiday, Home Decor, Projects, Sewing, Stitches, Tutorial, Zippers 5 Comments

It may still be 90 degrees here, but I’m totally getting into the fall spirit! I’ve been sewing with beautiful fall fabric lately and drinking pumpkin spiced coffee and trying to imagine that it’s getting cooler. I’m super excited about this fall throw pillow project today. There are so many ways you can create something … Read More

Embroidered Sibling Shirts

August 10, 2020By Emily ThompsonApparel, Baby, Embroidery, Tutorial 1 Comment

I love giving handmade baby gifts. A knit/crochet blanket, cute outfits and diaper covers are always so cute. Over the years I’ve also loved to make brother/sister sibling shirts when a new baby also has older siblings. I’ve sewn sibling shirts with felt, made them with heat transfer vinyl and today I’m going to show … Read More

Easy V Neckline T-shirt

April 8, 2020By Emily ThompsonApparel, Garment, Serger 2 Comments

I just love comfy tee’s, don’t you? And while I’ve sewn hundreds of t-shirts for my kids and myself, I’m still nervous about sewing a V neck t-shirt. All my confidence goes out the window when I think about trying to get that perfect point on the V. I’ve come up with a way to … Read More