Free Design: Baby Bear Bib

March 1, 2021By Joanne BankoApparel, Free Design of the Month 2 Comments

~Joanne Banko, Brother Sews Ambassador   This month we’re featuring a few projects for the precious little ones in your life, starting with a cute embroidered baby bib. The Brother Free Design for this Month is an adorable bear design. It’s sized just right for most baby bibs. Read through this tutorial and you’ll learn … Read More

Accessory Spotlight: N Foot

February 27, 2021By Joanne BankoAccessory, Foot/Feet No Comments

This embroidery tutorial highlights the Brother monogramming foot, labeled with an “N.” The N foot is commonly found in the included accessories for many Brother machines. If you’re looking for a replacement, this foot would be listed as a part available from your Brother dealer.   The monogramming foot is designed for decorative stitching and … Read More

Trial Feature for Lettering Along Trim

February 23, 2021By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Quick Tip 2 Comments

~Joanne Banko, Brother Sews Ambassador   Sample towel stitched using the Brother NS1750D Sewing Machine.   The Trial Key built into your Brother sewing machine is a wonderful tool for perfecting embroidery placement! Use this embroidery feature to fine tune the placement for lettering combined with trim. In this handmade fingertip towel example, I’ll show … Read More

Quilted Bed Caddy

February 17, 2021By Joanne BankoAccessories, Home Decor 6 Comments

~Joanne Banko, Brother Sews Ambassador   Create a beautiful custom bed caddy using your Brother sewing machine and a few Brother accessories. Quilt your own fabrics for a lightly padded finish that will match your décor and unique style. This handy craft will help organize bedside items you reach for on a regular basis. Pick … Read More

Lettering Tutorial: LOVE IS SWEET

February 9, 2021By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Software 4 Comments

~Joanne Banko, Brother Sews Ambassador   The Brother BES4 Dream Edition software program gets a lot of use in my embroidery world. The built in MY LOVE font is perfect for personalizing gifts made with love. Follow along in this tutorial, and you’ll learn tips and tricks for using this special font.   Steps to … Read More

Snowflake Placemats

January 31, 2021By Joanne BankoDIY, Holiday, Home Decor 14 Comments

~Joanne Banko, Brother Sews Ambassador   Stitching fabric snowflakes is a fun way to spend a winter’s day, no matter what climate you live in. Snowflakes seem to come to life when stitched with contrasting colors on ordinary quilt cotton. These single-color lacy snowflake designs are quick to stitch and fun to make. Embroidered snowflakes … Read More

Accessory Spotlight: Candlewicking Foot

December 10, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Stitches 9 Comments

Learn how to use built-in Candlewicking stitches, and see how you can create a custom Candlewicking stitch with the Brother My Custom Stitch feature.   The Brother Candlewicking foot, SA193 was designed to coordinate with unique candlewicking stitches included with select Brother machine models. These prominent stitches are best sewn with a special foot. The … Read More

Gold Confetti Gift Bag

November 21, 2020By Joanne BankoDIY, Stitches 6 Comments

Festive fabric DIY gift bags are fun to make! They can make small presents extra special. I used sheer organza and snippets of fabric, sparkling gold ribbon, and strands of embroidery thread to make this little confetti bag. Follow along as I show you this confetti technique. Once you see how easy it is, you’ll … Read More

Quick Tip: Thanksgiving Baby Bib

November 14, 2020By Joanne BankoApparel, Baby 4 Comments

Need a new baby bib in time for the Thanksgiving holiday? All you need is a blank baby bib to get started! Add an adorable Brother iBroidery design, and then quickly attach a cute ribbon using the button sewing stitch and your Brother button sewing foot. This DIY baby big is fast, fun, and the … Read More

How to: M Hoop

October 22, 2020By Joanne BankoAccessories, Embroidery, Foot/Feet No Comments

Truly, there is a hoop for every task! Many specialty hoops are available, making embroidery faster and easier too. This quick tip shows how versatile the clam shell style “M” hoop is to use. Designed for tubular style Brother embroidery machines, clamp frame “M”, Part #PRCLPM1, mounts from the back of the machine, attaching to … Read More