Ultimate New Year’s Eve Sew-A-Long: Starburst Designed Apron

December 2, 2019By Joanne BankoAmbassador, Holiday, Projects, Sew-A-Long 8 Comments

My fellow Brother brand ambassadors have created some fabulous fashions for celebrating the new year in style! How about creating a coordinating apron to keep your clothes pristine and still feel festive? This dressy apron will coordinate with the special occasion outfits you’ve seen so far. Perhaps you want to keep it casual. I designed … Read More

Foot of the Month: Quick Quilted Holiday Table Runner

November 18, 2019By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Foot of the Month, Holiday No Comments

Decorate your table for fall with this quick quilted table runner. With two complimentary fabrics and super simple construction, you may find yourself repeating this project for seasonal decorating throughout the year. To make this runner, we used our featured Foot of the Month, the MuVit™ Dual Feed foot with some special add-on accessories. Please … Read More

Foot of the Month: Grateful & Blessed Pillows

October 14, 2019By Joanne BankoFoot of the Month, Home Decor, Projects 2 Comments

Finished pillows measure approximately 22-inches wide X 12-inches long. Back of Pillow Creating custom pillows with clever lettering and beautiful fabric combinations is easy with a Brother Sewing machine and a Brother electronic cutting machine. We’re featuring the Open Toe foot this month as it’s ideal for neatly attaching the letters as appliqués. This foot … Read More

“Let’s get together and talk sewing!” Brother Sews Ambassador Event

June 24, 2019By Brother SewsArticles, Brother Sews Ambassador, Events 7 Comments

Energized. Creative. Productive. And above all, fun. These were some of the comments heard last week as members from the Brother Sews HAD (Home Appliance Division) department got together with the Brother Stitching Sewcial Ambassador team for a wonderful and educational two-day conference. Hailed as the First Annual Brother Sews Ambassador Event, the Stitching Sewcial … 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

February Quick Tip

February 13, 2019By Joanne BankoNews, Projects, Quick Tip 2 Comments

Searching for Resources on Stitching Sewcial It’s easy to search for ideas, projects, techniques, tutorials, and videos on Stitching Sewcial! Here are a few ways you can take advantage of the resources on the official Brother blog: Search by keyword. Simply type a few words that relate to what you are looking for into the … 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

Say I Love You with Hearts & Flowers

January 25, 2019By Joanne BankoHoliday, Projects, Sewing 4 Comments

Looking for a custom gift that says ‘I Love You’ in a special way? Why not use your Brother embroidery machine to personalize a bouquet of flowers with custom crafted hearts. Design these hearts using pre-loaded appliqués found in the Brother BES Embroidery Lettering Software and combine with little “Love” sentiments from small fonts in … Read More

November Quick Tip

November 9, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Machines, Tips & Tricks 5 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Keep A Clean Machine Like many of you, I sew a lot, and sewing can be messy! Many fabrics tend to leave a lot of lint in both in “seen” and “unseen” places on your machine. In particular, I’m talking about the bobbin area known as the race, … Read More