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

The Little Black Clutch

November 9, 2017By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Tutorial 11 Comments

This little black clutch is the perfect accessory for holiday outfits, special occasions and makes a great gift. I used the Brother NS1750D machine to personalize the clutch with a glittering machine embroidered monogram and designer style decorative stitches, all built in to the machine. Your friends will want one too so why not make … Read More

A Two Holiday Reversible Fall Jumper

October 24, 2017By Janice FergusonDIY, Garment, Projects 14 Comments

One garment for two fall holidays! This easy reversible A-line jumper features Halloween designs on one side and Thanksgiving on the other.The easy lining/reversing technique requires only 4” of handsewing. This might be one of your favorite patterns! Requirements: Fabric: Black pique’, brown pique’ (yardage according to size), orange gingham 3/8 yd. for hemline border … Read More

Fun to Make Oilcloth Lunch Bag

October 20, 2017By Janice FergusonDIY, Projects, Sewing 4 Comments

Who wouldn’t want to carry lunch in this jaunty, reusable oilcloth bag? It’s easy to make, easy to use and eliminates the waste of a brown paper bag every day. Make that noon meal a bright occasion. Requirements: Oilcloth 14″ x 30” Zig zag rotary cutter SM1738D sewing machine Pencil Directions: Cut oilcloth 14” x … Read More

Do It Yourself Drapey Kimono Shrug

October 11, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Projects, Sewing 1 Comment

I love the effortless look of a drapey kimono shrug. A versatile piece for all occasions from the pool to an evening cover up it’s a wardrobe essential. Lucky for us, it’s also an easy project to sew. For this kimono, I went with a chiffon and white fringe trim that I added along the … Read More

Read a Book – Need a Bookmark!

September 6, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué, DIY, Projects No Comments

Create this quick and easy Appliqué Bookmarker on the PR1000e 10 Needle. This Appliqué Bookmarker is a handy and attractive design to mark your place in whatever you are reading.   It finishes at 2” x 6 ½”.  Make as many as you want and in any colors! Machine: PR1000e/PR1050 10-needle Materials and Supplies: Front and Back … Read More

Cruz Ramirez Tutu Skirt and Tee

August 30, 2017By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Garment, Sewing 8 Comments

As Disney/Pixar’s movie Cars 3 raced through theaters across the nation this summer, iBroidery.com has a dozen roaring designs waiting for you.  With so many macho characters, Cruz Ramirez is truly the rising star of gender equality in the racing world! Fabric tutu skirts are all the rage with younger girls.  I’ve heard of birthday … Read More

DIY Yoga Mat Bag

August 29, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, New Product, Projects No Comments

Hello! Laura here from Trash to Couture and I’m excited to share this DIY Yoga Mat Bag with you! Summertime is my favorite time of year for getting outdoors. I love hitting the trails and local parks around my town. Post run, I take time to cool down by doing yoga and stretching. As of … Read More