DIY Baby Gift Basket

December 30, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Embroidery, Projects 1 Comment

Hello Everyone, Laura here from Trash to Couture! One of my favorite things about sewing is creating handmade gifts. Anything from your child’s costume to a baby basket for your new niece like the one in this tutorial. I like to add embroidery to personalize each gift. The Brother SE1800 Sewing and Embroidery Machine makes … Read More

Embroidery on Knits

December 12, 2017By Angela WolfDIY, Embroidery, Garment 4 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

DIY Free Motion on Denim

December 11, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Embroidery, Garment 5 Comments

Hello there, Laura here from Trash to Couture. I love the trend of embroidered denim. It’s a fun way to customize your jeans and it’s easier than you think. You can achieve this look with a basic sewing machine like I did on the Brother XR9550PRW Sewing Machine. Not only that but you get to … Read More

November Free Design: Embroidered Outdoor Vest

November 1, 2017By Joanne BankoFree Design of the Month, Garment, Projects 9 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

DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Basket

October 10, 2017By Angela WolfDIY, Holiday, Projects 1 Comment

Go door-to-door and trick or treat in style with this super cute Halloween Trick or Treat Basket! In no time at all, your basket will be overflowing with plenty of candy goodness! Machine: THE Dream Machine Materials: Inside of bag: Cut 1 cotton fabric 27” by 14” and cut a 9” circle Outside of bag: … Read More

Read a Book – Need a Bookmark!

September 6, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué, DIY, Projects No Comments

Create this quick and easy Appliqué Bookmarker on the PR1000e 10 Needle. This Appliqué Bookmarker is a handy and attractive design to mark your place in whatever you are reading.   It finishes at 2” x 6 ½”.  Make as many as you want and in any colors! Machine: PR1000e/PR1050 10-needle Materials and Supplies: Front and Back … Read More

Adding Stippling Applique Design

August 15, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué 3 Comments

The New Dream Machine 2 and/or the Dream Machine upgrade has made adding stippling to an existing applique design very quick and so easy. This is a great way to make a quilt as you go top and use joining strips to assemble the quilted blocks. I just love how easy it is to add … Read More