Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf shows how to group embroidery designs on your Brother sewing machine. Whether you are grouping text, images or designs, this step allows you to either group all designs or only several, and move them to the precise spot on your hoop. What will you create today?
When I first started sewing, one of my initial projects was the hanging hand towel. I remember when I posted it to my personal Facebook page, gobs of folks wanted me to make these towels for them. I’m not a fan of selling finished items so I politely declined. Fast forward to 2019 and the … Read More
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
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
Finished size of pouch: 11-inches wide X 8.5-inches long. Inside pocket is sized to hold a blank sketchpad measuring 6-inches wide X 9-inches High X 1-inch deep. Opposite side of Finished Pouch Have a budding artist in your midst? Keep art supplies such as markers, crayons and a sketch pad handy in this simple storage … Read More
This is the second post for creating you own fabric (Here is Part 1). The first walked you through creating two of the fabrics that I used in the project. This video will walk you through the last two fabrics. The first fabric uses a bit of a different technique. The last part of the … Read More
Elongation style stitches are much more fun than their rather technical name implies. The term elongation simply means that patterns in this category of decorative stitches can be re-sized in a range from 1 to 5. As they are re-sized, the pattern or shape of the stitch is maintained. Examples in the photo above show … Read More
Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf shows a great way to thread bobbin.
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
I am stepping out of my software box and focusing on a machine technique with this two-part video blog. I love the 2500 Design Collection that came with the Brother Luminaire XP1 machine. In it there are small designs that you can combine to make your own textured fabric. This is a fun and super … Read More
I love my Brother Simplicity SB3734T serger sewing machine… I mean I really, really love it! If I had to choose one machine that one would be my pick. I know it can’t do everything, but it can really do so much. Over the years I have developed a system to easily and efficiently finish … Read More
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
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
For today’s quick tip, Brother Sews Ambassador Angela Wolf shows you how to change the upper tension on a sewing machine.
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
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
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
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