Refashion Jeans with Trim

September 12, 2018By Angela WolfApparel, DIY, Projects 1 Comment

You might have noticed some of the fashions of the late 60’s and 70’s making a comeback on the store shelves, from floral fabrics to embellished jeans. We have focused on embellishing jeans with free motion embroidery to embroidering an entire leg; Now we will add a crocheted ribbon trim along the outside leg. Machine … Read More

Pencil Roll for Back to School

July 31, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Projects, Sewing 1 Comment

I love creating fabric organization tools. I’ve made several zip pouches and school totes, and today I’m sharing a simple pencil roll for storing pens, pencils, and other simple stationary supplies. This sewing project is super simple and also a great starter sewing project. These pencil rolls turn out super cute and can be made … Read More

Heirloom Baby Dress

July 13, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Heirloom, Sewing 11 Comments

This baby dress is an example of heirloom sewing, also known as fine machine sewing. You’ve seen examples, whether or not you recognized them by name or category. Heirloom sewing is a (relatively) new name for the fine art of French hand sewing, the techniques and materials of which were used on garments before the … Read More

Summertime Fun! Embroidered Picnic Dress

July 11, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Embroidery, Garment 16 Comments

Kite flying, picnics, family reunion, and Labor Day celebrations are just a few of the occasions for which this cool and comfortable summer picnic dress can fill the bill. Construct your own white dress or purchase a “blank” with drawn thread work at the hemline. Embellishments include the embroidery, of course, but also contrasting topstitching. … Read More

June Quick Tip

June 21, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 2 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Make decorative labels for opened packages of software using the Brother P-touch Embellish Ribbon and Tape Printer. You can use the label “as is” or sew them to longer strips of ribbon and wrap them around rolls of stabilizer. See Figure #1. It’s a good idea to keep … Read More

April Quick Tip!

April 13, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Embroidery, Tips & Tricks 4 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Use built in alphabet and decorative stitches from the sewing side of your machine to make a quick decoration for a baby gift. Program desired lettering and stitch at each end of the ribbon using tear away stabilizer underneath. Add a row of decorative stitching to the edge … Read More

Magic Cookie Bag

December 3, 2017By Janice FergusonDIY, Holiday, Projects 8 Comments

Convince Santa that you are nice, not naughty, with cookies baked just for him! This magical gift bag holds a bribe for Santa and a poem that will bring a smile. Or make goodies for your child’s teacher, a neighbor or a friend. The magic comes when the bag is quickly transformed into a holiday … Read More

Cruz Ramirez Tutu Skirt and Tee

August 30, 2017By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Garment, Sewing 8 Comments

As Disney/Pixar’s movie Cars 3 raced through theaters across the nation this summer, iBroidery.com has a dozen roaring designs waiting for you.  With so many macho characters, Cruz Ramirez is truly the rising star of gender equality in the racing world! Fabric tutu skirts are all the rage with younger girls.  I’ve heard of birthday … Read More

Sewing Tutorial: How to Sew an Easter Basket

April 5, 2017By Angela WolfEmbroidery, Sewing, Tutorial No Comments

Materials and Supplies Machine Used: THE Dream Machine® or use any Brother Sewing and Embroidery machine with 4×4 or larger embroidery area Felt Fabric Color 1 Felt Fabric Color 2 SA5810 Medium-weight Tear Away Stabilizer or SA5929 Heavy-weight Cut Away Stabilizer (I used cut away.) Fusible fleece Peltex® 71F Single-Sided Fusible Ultra Firm Stabilizer Embroidery … Read More