There’s an old saying in sewing circles, “ready-to-wear usually isn’t!” Too long, too short, too tight, too loose, or simply too boring! From that entire list, banishing boring is my favorite fix for ready to wear, and my Brother embroidery machine makes it easy and fun! Many Brother machine models shine brightly with embroidery capability. … Read More
With the exclusive Brother My Custom Stitch feature you can create a wide blanket stitch in just a few minutes. In the photo above you see what a completed My Custom Stitch blanket stitch looks like on the large, full color screen of the Brother Luminaire. There are lots of options for using this unique … Read More
The Brother MuVit foot is a unique specialty foot designed to enhance the feeding of fabric layers. Note that this foot is included with specific Brother machines and available as an option for others. Visit Brother-usa.com to learn more and contact your local Brother dealer to explore your options. To understand how this foot is … Read More
Here’s a quick tip for expanding the use of decorative stitches built into your machine. Call it stacking, combining, or layering, whatever name you choose this technique is just plain fun! The pre-purchased pillowcase you see in this project was trimmed using this technique. Pillowcases are a welcome gift any time of the year and … Read More
Go from this . . .^^^^ To this . . . With just a few clicks! Creating new designs and design combinations with existing designs is a fun way to expand the use of your embroidery design collection. The Brother PR670E has a feature built right into the machine and the steps for deleting, aka … Read More
There are a variety of options for sewing on super fine fabrics like chiffon. Knowing the accessories available for your Brother machine, along with recommended machine settings for straight stitching on fine fabrics will help you achieve smooth seams and hems on sheers. Are you ready? Let’s go sew! Here are some basic tips: Begin … Read More
Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf shows off a quick tip for sewing stretch denim with her Brother Sewing machine. With a few steps, Angela picks a decorative stitch and adds it to her favorite fabric. Try this today!
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
For today’s quick tip, Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf shows you how to change the upper tension on a sewing machine.
In my previous blog posts, I have showcased the new projector feature on the Brother Luminaire, particularly on the embroidery side. The projector doesn’t stop there! On the sewing side, there are quite a few applications to make our sewing easier. To check out this fun feature, start by choosing a decorative stitch in the … Read More
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
Double your sewing pleasure with a twin needle! Many Brother machines have a 2mm twin needle (part code XE4963-001), included with the standard accessories. Each needle is a size 75/11. With two needles attached to one shank, you can use this needle for topstitching, and for select decorative stitches too! Take a look at the … Read More
Brother Sews Quick Tip! Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf is back with another Brother Sews Quick Tip. When using a loose weave fabric, insert clear elastic into your fabric with your sewing machine or serger. Watch as Angela walks you through the steps. In this example, for a knit, Angela uses a zig zag stitch … Read More
Do you have a shank button and wonder what buttonhole to choose? If you scan through the buttonholes on your machine, you might see what is called a “Key-Hole” buttonhole. The shape of the buttonhole has a semi-circle at the end, resembling an actual keyhole. I use this buttonhole for decoration on jackets and it … Read More
I love the glitter of metallic thread! It’s perfect for creating projects that sparkle and shine. Here are some simple tips for sewing shimmering decorative stitches with Brother Metallic Threads: Reduce the tension by approximately one whole number when stitching with metallic thread. Use a specially designed size 12 metallic needle or size 12 top-stitch … Read More
How to set up the portable thread rack on the Luminaire Innov-ís XP1. Need to add multiple spools of thread or even larger ones? The Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 has the ability to turn the top of the machine into a portable thread rack! Gone are the days of removing the top lid and setting … Read More
Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf show off how to change stitch length, stitch width, and even the stitch itself on the new Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1.
Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Sew binding with the feather stitch and the MuVit Foot! Lots of projects benefit from a coordinating or contrasting binding. Certainly, there are a variety of ways to attach binding both ready-made and custom made. Regardless of the method, binding is sewn to the topside of the fabric … Read More