Thankful Table Runner

November 5, 2018By Laura PiferHoliday, Home Decor, Projects 2 Comments

This will be our first-time hosting Thanksgiving in our new home, so I thought it would be fun to create a table runner to make for the occasion. I wanted to make a conversational piece to get the kids thinking about what they’re thankful for. My boys and I wrote down what they’re grateful for … Read More

Give Thanks Tutorial

November 3, 2018By Janice FergusonHoliday, Projects, Sewing 22 Comments

Eleven canning jars have been transformed into twinkling mantle décor for Thanksgiving. This is a visible reminder of the reason for all that delicious turkey and pumpkin pie. With THE Dream Machine 2 by Brother (the quintessential combo embroidery/sewing machine) or any Brother embroidery machine, you can make a meaningful Thanksgiving decoration that can be … Read More

Raglan Shirt Tutorial

October 12, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Garment, Projects No Comments

If you want an easy clothing item to start sewing with, a raglan shirt is a great place to start. The construction is easy and the seams are generally pretty straight. I love my free raglan pattern over on Life Sew Savory and today I’m going to use that pattern as the base for the … Read More

Pumpkin Goodies

October 10, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Holiday, Projects 41 Comments

It’s a pumpkin patch of goodies and so much fun to make! With your Brother Embroidery machine, you can quickly stitch enough to fill a basket of these cuties. Delight visiting children or any young friends at church or community gatherings. Mail a few to your grandchildren or deliver some to nursing home friends or … Read More

Fall Home Décor Project

October 5, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Home Decor, Projects 1 Comment

Don’t you just love the color changes fall represents? Here is a quick easy DIY vase or jar cover; a great way to decorate! Materials: 1/3 yard of orange cotton fabric Brother ScanNCut Iron-On Fabric Appliqué Contact Sheet ½ yard burlap Medium weight tearaway embroidery stabilizer Embroidery thread Standard polyester sewing thread Iron 4 glass … Read More

Lacey Heirloom Bonnet Tutorial

September 14, 2018By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Heirloom, Projects 35 Comments

Few sights bring more admiring looks than a baby in a smocked or heirloom sewn bonnet. Common components of this classic infant accessary are heirloom lace, hemstitching, embroidery, feather stitching, and lace beading threaded with satin ribbon. Most of those techniques, time consuming techniques, can now be done not only faster, but more precisely with … Read More

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

Fun Doll Quilt

August 29, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Projects, Quilting 1 Comment

Lately, I’ve been a bit obsessed with my ScanNCut, and I found this cute little doll quilt that turned out to be a fun sewing project. The ScanNCut helps with the fabric cutting and, in a short time, I completed the project. And along with my Brother NS1750D, I also tried some free motion quilting … Read More

Ways to Hem Knit Fabrics

August 24, 2018By Emily ThompsonArticles, Cover Stitch, Hemming 2 Comments

Double Looper Cover Stitch. Knit Stitch. Zig Zag Stitch. What’s the difference? Well, Brother Sews Ambassador Emily Thompson breaks down the differences. Using a Brother CV3550 Double-Sided Cover Stitch and a Brother Innov-ís NS1750D, Emily details the different hems that can be used on knit fabric. Do you have a favorite?