April Quick Tip!

April 13, 2018By Joanne BankoDIY, Embroidery, Tips & Tricks 2 Comments Opinion by Paid Consultant

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.
Brother Sews Quick Tip

  • 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 of the ribbon. See Figure #1.
Brother Sews Quick Tip
Figure #1
  • Remove excess stabilizer and press ribbon flat.
Tip: Use a little fabric spray starch to press the ribbon nice and flat.
  • Fold a 7-inch piece of ribbon to form a bow, gathering the center with basting stitches
  • Use button sewing stitch and button foot to sew a button in center of bow and attach it to main piece of ribbon. See Figure #2.
Brother Sews Quick Tip
Figure #2

Wasn’t that fun and easy? Attach ribbon to a pretty package or a basket filled with gifts for a new baby!

Brother Sews Quick Tip

Note: Grosgrain ribbon shown here measures 1 1/2-inches wide by 15-inches long.

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