Embroidery on Knits

December 12, 2017By Angela WolfDIY, Embroidery, Garment No 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

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

November Free Design: Embroidered Outdoor Vest

November 1, 2017By Joanne BankoFree Design of the Month, Garment, Projects 8 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

Fun and Easy DIY Luggage Tag

October 23, 2017By Anna AldmonDIY, Projects, Sewing 2 Comments

Whether you are traveling this holiday time or just need to give your luggage a new look, this cute DIY luggage tag project is quick and easy to make. It can be used to identify your sewing machine bag, computer bag, back pack, baby bag, tote bag and of course a suitcase. There are many … Read More

A Quick and Easy Placemat Project

October 5, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué, DIY, Home Decor 1 Comment

Create a quick and easy Applique Placemat on the DreamMachine. Simply stitch out 4 applique blocks and 2 quilted blocks to create this beautiful placemat. Use the same color thread in the bobbin to have a great looking back. Select a nice printed fabric with lots of colors and a solid fabric as background. This … Read More

Adjusting Basting Stitch Distance

September 20, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué, DIY, Embroidery No Comments

You have loaded your design and prepared your 8” x 8” hoop per the design instructions. You select the basting stitch option from your embroidery machine to secure the background fabric to the stabilizer in the hoop. But wait, per the message on your embroidery machine our design no longer fits – it says to … Read More