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

Elegant Embroidered Table Linens

April 30, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Embroidery, Home Decor 22 Comments

The foundation for a special occasion table is the linens. Combining purchased linens with THE Dream Machine (or any other Brother embroidery machine with 5×7 frame), you can create a uniquely luxurious tablescape. The designs used on these linens are built-in on THE Dream Machine and are also available at www.iBroidery.com. So many designs on … Read More

Part 2: DIY Spa Gift Collection

April 28, 2018By Laura PiferDIY, Machines, Tutorial 2 Comments

For Part 2 of the DIY Spa Gift Collection, a monogrammed drawstring pouch and an embroidered towel are next. Click here to view Part 1! Drawstring Pouch Supplies: Brother SE625 Sewing & Embroidery Machine 4”x4” hoop Fabric for bag: I used a natural muslin 7”x 16” Pacesetter light water-soluble stabilizer Draw string cord: 24” Trim/ribbon … Read More

April Quick Tip!

April 13, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Embroidery, Tips & Tricks 4 Comments

Time for another Brother Sews Quick Tip! Use built in alphabet and decorative stitches from the sewing side of your machine to make a quick decoration for a baby gift. Program desired lettering and stitch at each end of the ribbon using tear away stabilizer underneath. Add a row of decorative stitching to the edge … Read More