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

Custom Stitch D-Ring Belt

December 26, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Garment, Sewing No Comments

Hello Everyone, Laura here from Trash to Couture! I recently started exploring the Custom Stitch Feature on my Brother SE1800 Sewing and Embroidery Machine. It’s another way as a designer to customize my projects and create my own decorative stitches. It takes a bit of practice and some testing but once you learn this feature … Read More

CV3440 and CV3550 Cover Stitch Machines

December 22, 2017By Brother SewsArticles, News, Video 3 Comments

The Brother CV3440 and CV3550 Cover Stitch Machines offer cover-hem functionality for a high‑quality, sophisticated finish. Whether using one of the cover stitch stitches or the chain stitch, you’ll find these user‑friendly machines make hemming and topstitching fabrics and garments a breeze. Whether the situation calls for a chain stitch, wide cover stitch or a … Read More

Fun Woven Chevron Stocking!

December 16, 2017By Mister DomesticDIY, Holiday, Home Decor 2 Comments

Y’all may or may not know that I have a 4 1/2 year old daughter named Helena. Well, her self-anointed super power is “stylish” and she has definitely taken us outside of the traditional color scheme this holiday season. This year, pink and purple and sparkles are literally everywhere in my house, so when I … Read More

Create Your Own Holiday Gift Tags

December 15, 2017By Cindy HoganDIY, Holiday, Sewing No Comments

Materials used: BES4 Dream Edition Software 2 pieces of Water Soluble Stabilizer Double sided fusible adhesive ScanNCut or Printed template 4×4 inch hoop Fabric and Embroidery Thread One of the things I love about the holiday season is putting more effort into gift giving than just going out and purchasing something without adding any personalization. … 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

Video: Updating THE Dream Machine

November 29, 2017By Angela WolfDIY, Software, Video 3 Comments

I was thrilled to see an upgrade for THE Dream Machine by Brother that offers more stitch patterns, a cursive font, 50 exclusive embroidery patterns and more editing capabilities; plus, you receive a 9 ½” by 9 ½” embroidery hoop in the box!  At the time of this writing there are two upgrades available for … Read More

Adjusting Basting Stitch Distance

September 20, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué, DIY, Embroidery No Comments

You have loaded your design and prepared your 8” x 8” hoop per the design instructions. You select the basting stitch option from your embroidery machine to secure the background fabric to the stabilizer in the hoop. But wait, per the message on your embroidery machine our design no longer fits – it says to … Read More