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

Freestanding Lace Star Ornament

December 9, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, Holiday, Home Decor No Comments

Hello everyone. Laura here from Trash to Couture. For this post, I will share with you how to create a beautiful lace ornament with your Brother embroidery machine! You’ll stitch this built-in Freestanding Lace Design on two layers of water-soluble stabilizer, then rinse the design in water, to leave only the thread. These ornaments make perfect … Read More

Magic Cookie Bag

December 3, 2017By Janice FergusonDIY, Holiday, Projects 8 Comments

Convince Santa that you are nice, not naughty, with cookies baked just for him! This magical gift bag holds a bribe for Santa and a poem that will bring a smile. Or make goodies for your child’s teacher, a neighbor or a friend. The magic comes when the bag is quickly transformed into a holiday … Read More

A Two Holiday Reversible Fall Jumper

October 24, 2017By Janice FergusonDIY, Garment, Projects 14 Comments

One garment for two fall holidays! This easy reversible A-line jumper features Halloween designs on one side and Thanksgiving on the other.The easy lining/reversing technique requires only 4” of handsewing. This might be one of your favorite patterns! Requirements: Fabric: Black pique’, brown pique’ (yardage according to size), orange gingham 3/8 yd. for hemline border … Read More

Free Design: Embroidered Napkin Rings

October 1, 2017By Joanne BankoDIY, Free Design of the Month, Home Decor 12 Comments

Setting the table for fall holidays and special occasions is more enjoyable with embroidered napkin rings. Make these simple napkin rings by combining a petite sized design with small lettering and some heartfelt sentiments. You’ll have the makings of a great conversation starter for your next holiday gathering! Materials and Supplies Brother Sewing and Embroidery … Read More

DIY Yoga Mat Bag

August 29, 2017By Laura PiferDIY, New Product, Projects No Comments

Hello! Laura here from Trash to Couture and I’m excited to share this DIY Yoga Mat Bag with you! Summertime is my favorite time of year for getting outdoors. I love hitting the trails and local parks around my town. Post run, I take time to cool down by doing yoga and stretching. As of … Read More

Adding Stippling Applique Design

August 15, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué 3 Comments

The New Dream Machine 2 and/or the Dream Machine upgrade has made adding stippling to an existing applique design very quick and so easy. This is a great way to make a quilt as you go top and use joining strips to assemble the quilted blocks. I just love how easy it is to add … Read More

Creating an Embroidered Steampunk Parasol

May 12, 2017By Rebecca Kemp BrentCostume / Cosplay, Quilting, Sewing 6 Comments

When your fabric choices are limited, use the quilting designs available with Dream Motion Pro to embellish fabric yardage. The result is a custom-embroidered fabric perfect for creating a Victorian-inspired parasol or lots of other projects. Finished Parasol size: 48″ diameter Machines and Products Used THE Dream Motion™ PRO software THE Dream Fabric Frame THE … Read More