Quick Tip: Create an Appliqué Patch using the Brother Appliqué Option

April 12, 2019By Joanne BankoAppliqué, Quick Tip, Sewing 2 Comments

This technique is featured in the Brother Stitching Sewcial April Free Design project as an accent for the children’s storage pouch. Making appliqués the Brother way is one of my all-time favorite embroidery adventures! An appliqué patch is the perfect solution for a variety of embroidery situations. For example, there are times when you want … Read More

Free Design: Embroidered Redwork Tea Towel with Decorative Trim

March 1, 2019By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Free Design of the Month, Projects 26 Comments

Craft your own “farmhouse chic” look and dress up your kitchen with this Redwork towel. In this project, you’ll see how to add decorative elongation stitches to the Brother Free Design of the Month, a classic Redwork rooster design. Materials and Supplies: Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machine with 4-inch hoop capability. Brother Embroidery Thread, featured … Read More

Free Design: Key to My Heart Embroidery Art Project

February 1, 2019By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Free Design of the Month, Home Decor 8 Comments

Attention machine embroidery enthusiasts! This month we’re helping you express your heartfelt thoughts with framed stitches. Use the Brother Free Design of the Month as a starting point for your loving sentiments and customize this framed art with your own message for a special gift. Materials and Supplies Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machine Note: The … Read More

January Free Design: Cozy Wrap

January 1, 2019By Joanne BankoFree Design of the Month, Garment, Projects 37 Comments

Finished size of wrap is as follows: Small/Medium: 20-inches wide X 60 to 62-inches long. Large: 25-inches wide X 60 to 62-inches long. Materials and Supplies Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machine with 4-inch hoop capability. SA5810 Brother medium weight tear-away stabilizer. SA5931 Brother medium weight fusible cut-away stabilizer. SA520 Brother lightweight water-soluble stabilizer. SA147 Open … 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

November Free Design: Embroidered Outdoor Vest

November 1, 2017By Joanne BankoFree Design of the Month, Garment, Projects 9 Comments

Outdoor activities abound this time of year and dressing for the weather is essential! Our featured embroidery design this month is a waterfowl motif that’s perfect for decorating outdoor apparel. Embroider the design on a men’s or boy’s vest constructed from scratch using a commercial pattern, or consider embellishing a ready-made garment with this design. … Read More

Free Design: Embroidered Napkin Rings

October 1, 2017By Joanne BankoDIY, Free Design of the Month, Home Decor 13 Comments

Setting the table for fall holidays and special occasions is more enjoyable with embroidered napkin rings. Make these simple napkin rings by combining a petite sized design with small lettering and some heartfelt sentiments. You’ll have the makings of a great conversation starter for your next holiday gathering! Materials and Supplies Brother Sewing and Embroidery … Read More