June Quick Tip

June 21, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial 2 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Make decorative labels for opened packages of software using the Brother P-touch Embellish Ribbon and Tape Printer. You can use the label “as is” or sew them to longer strips of ribbon and wrap them around rolls of stabilizer. See Figure #1. It’s a good idea to keep … Read More

Unboxing THE Dream Machine 2

June 20, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Machines, Video 3 Comments

Have you recently purchased THE Dream Machine by Brother and are amazed at the size of the box? What could possibly take up that huge box?!? The sewing machine of course, but it also includes a lot of fabulous sewing, embroidery, and quilting accessories. In the video below, I will walk you through unboxing THE … Read More

National Sewing Machine Day 2018

June 13, 2018By Brother SewsArticles, Machines, News 18 Comments

In honor of National Sewing Machine Day, we acknowledge a machine that helps to take our creativity to new levels. Here we have a device that sews, embroiders and even quilts, on all sorts of fabrics and with all kinds of stitches. On this memorable day, we gathered together and asked several of our Brother … Read More

Embellish Pant Legs with Embroidery

June 12, 2018By Angela WolfDIY, Embroidery, Projects 2 Comments

Adding a touch of embroidery is a great way to upcycle a pair of pants or if sewing from scratch, you can plan ahead for the placement. For this tutorial I am using a pair of ready-to-wear capris. Supplies: Seam ripper Tailors chalk Embroidery Stabilizer: Pacesetter lightweight, adhesive backed, water soluble stabilizer SA8906 Note: If … Read More

Embroidered Garden Gloves

June 8, 2018By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Projects, Tutorial 5 Comments

One of the things I love most about machine embroidery is the ability to personalize most anything you can get into an embroidery hoop. With that in mind, how about transforming a pair of utilitarian garden gloves into a stylish set stitched in bright and cheerful colors? Combine a small garden theme accent design with … Read More

A Fun Hat Embroidery Project

June 4, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Embroidery, Tutorial 4 Comments

One of the things I love most about machine embroidery is the ability to create custom items and gifts. Embroidering designs, lettering, and monogram on basic items can instantly transform them into works of art. Lately, I’ve really been getting into embroidery on hats! They’re a great gift to kick start my kids summer break … Read More

Easy Beach Bag Sewing Tutorial

May 23, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Sewing, Tutorial 3 Comments

Summer is here!! There are so many fun summer sewing projects you can make, but you can never have too many bags for summer fun. I’ve got an easy beach/pool bag sewing tutorial to share with you today. This is a great size bag for hauling around all your supplies for summer water fun. Grab … Read More

May Quick Tip!

May 16, 2018By Joanne BankoProjects, Sewing, Tips & Tricks 5 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Note: Stitch shown above is from THE Dream Machine XV8550D. The Shell Tuck Edge Stitch on your Brother machine is ideal for hemming light weight fabrics with a narrow hem and an added touch of heirloom elegance! This stitch looks somewhat ordinary on the screen of your machine … Read More

Embroidered Journal Cover

May 11, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Projects, Sewing No Comments

Journaling is a great way to record thoughts, memories, and dreams. It’s especially nice to have a beautiful book to hold all of your hand-written ideas and reflections. This embroidered cover is the perfect way to dress up a plain journal. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you can make this in an afternoon … Read More

Fun Fabric Gift Tags

May 10, 2018By Emily ThompsonDIY, Embroidery, Projects No Comments

You are going to love these cute fabric gift tags. They are versatile and add a handmade touch to any gift. I love giving homemade gifts, but sometimes a gift card is really the best option (teacher gifts!!!) So, I started making these adorable fabric gift cards, so I can still give a bit of … Read More

DIY Bicycle Bag

May 7, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Quilting, Sewing 17 Comments

Hurrah! It’s National Bike Month! Let’s celebrate the way we like best—sewing and creating with THE Dream Machine by Brother or another Brother combo machine with 5×7 frame. Let’s celebrate all that fun, healthy, outdoor cycling with this handy bike bag. Embellish it with a scenic bike design from iBroidery.com and learn to convert it … Read More