Earth Friendly Burlap Bag

April 15, 2019By Laura PiferDIY, Embroidery, Holiday 2 Comments

One of my favorite weekend activities to do when the weather warms up is to head to our local Farmers Market and shop for fresh produce and goodies. We love picking out fruit and vegetables for dinner that night. I, of course like to bring my handmade reusable bags like this denim one we did … Read More

Quick Tip: Create an Appliqué Patch using the Brother Appliqué Option

April 12, 2019By Joanne BankoAppliqué, Quick Tip, Sewing 2 Comments

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

Serger Style Quilt-As-You-Go Placemat

March 22, 2019By Joanne BankoSerger, Sewing, Tutorial 5 Comments

Can you quilt with your serger? Absolutely! This placemat project will teach you a quilt-as-you-go method that works great for strip piecing. You may already know that the four-thread stitch on a serger is very close to a ¼ inch seam. It’s perfectly suited for many patchwork projects that don’t require precise seams. As an … Read More

Foot of the Month: Quilted Potholders Created with the Circular Attachment

March 18, 2019By Joanne BankoBrother Sews Ambassador, Foot of the Month, Projects 8 Comments

Nothing beats the Brother Circular Sewing Attachment for sewing perfect circles! This month we are featuring this attachment as our Foot of the Month. In this project, we’ll show you how to create clever quilted potholders that are neatly finished on both sides. Are you ready? Let’s go sew! Materials and Supplies Brother Sewing Machine … Read More

Tutorial: Quilting 101

March 13, 2019By Mister DomesticAmbassador, Quilting, Tutorial 8 Comments

Did y’all know that National Quilting Day is March 16th? Yaaaaay! I’m very much of the opinion that everyone should be a quilter because it’s awesome. And at least a couple times a week, I get a message or a comment asking for a resource that can help those who have never quilted before but … 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

Embroidered Luggage Tags

February 25, 2019By Emily ThompsonDIY, Embroidery, Projects 7 Comments

I’ve been traveling more and more lately, and I am traveling to tape more episodes of “It’s So Easy” next week. So, in honor of National Embroidery Month, I thought I would make these cute Embroidered Luggage Tags for my bags so they can look stylish AND so I pick them out on the luggage … 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

Part 2: A Winnie the Pooh Inspired Bib

February 11, 2019By Janice FergusonBaby, DIY, Projects 25 Comments

For generations, Disney’s Winnie the Pooh has been everyone’s favorite bear. On this little bib, he enjoys his favorite treat, “Hunny,” while your baby gobbles their favorite sweet potatoes. With THE Dream Machine or another Brother Disney machine, you can make this simple, practical item very special. A previous post detailed Pooh’s burp cloth and … Read More