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 12 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

Custom Embroidered Insulated Drink Holder

June 26, 2017By Angela WolfEmbroidery, Sewing 2 Comments

Custom Embroidered Insulated Drink Holder Machine: THE Dream Machine® Innov-ís XV8500D Features: Embroidery, Droplight™ LED Embroidery Positioning Marker, Sew Straight™ 2 I don’t know about you, but I am constantly carrying around a bottle of water or juice. In the heat of summer, it doesn’t take long for the liquids to get warm. An insulated … Read More

Video How-to: Exporting a FCM File

June 21, 2017By Brother SewsAppliqué, Embroidery, Software No Comments

Simply Appliqué™ Software – Exporting a FCM File Attention Embroiderers: Here’s the software you’ve been waiting for! Now you can make superb custom appliqués from a huge selection of exceptional designs and creative options. Even better, you’ll love the way Simply Appliqué™ fully integrates with ScanNCut/ScanNCut2 so you can easily cut out your appliqués with … Read More

Beauty and the Beast Spa Wrap

March 17, 2017By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Sewing, Tutorial 14 Comments

Pamper your little beauty with this fanciful but useful spa wrap. Embellished with one of Disney’s NEW Beauty and the Beast designs from iBroidery.com and constructed on my Brother Dream Machine® Innov-ís XV8500D, it is a fun and easy project. My granddaughter loves hers for a beach cover up and for after shower. What a … Read More

Video Sew-A-Long: Manicure Bag Part 4

October 25, 2016By Angela WolfSew-A-Long, Sewing 2 Comments

Part 4: Decorative Stitching Welcome to part 4 of the Nail Bag Sew-A-Long! In the first three parts we have assembled the bag, inserted the elastic, learned how to sew in the metal zippers and how to work with vinyl. Now we’re up to Decorative Stitching. This is the fun part! Whatever decorative stitches you … Read More

Video Sew-A-Long: Manicure Bag Part 3

October 21, 2016By Angela WolfSew-A-Long, Sewing 4 Comments

Part 3: Inserting Zippers and Working with Clear Vinyl Welcome to Part Three of the Nail Bag Sew-A-Long! In this lesson we’ll finish the other side of the inside of the bag. Inserting zippers onto clear vinyl and creating pouches for the nail files – even cotton balls will fit into these see-thru areas. Supplies … Read More

Asian-Inspired Sleepwear on It’s Sew Easy TV

October 16, 2016By It's Sew EasyGarment, Sewing, Tutorial No Comments

Embroidered Pajama Set with Asian Accents on It’s Sew Easy (Episode 1107-2) Embroidery educator and Sews Specialist Joanne Banko creates beautiful, Asian-inspired sleepwear with embroidered details and stylish closures. Using THE Dream Machine, she’ll show you how to create beautifully embellished Asian-Inspired Pajamas on this episode of It’s Sew Easy. Supplies: Brother XV8500D Sewing and … Read More