VIDEO: How to Design Your Own Custom Stitch

April 13, 2017By Angela WolfSewing, Tutorial 5 Comments Opinion by Paid Consultant

One of the benefits of sewing is the capability of adding your own unique style to every project. This tutorial will show you how to expand on that creativity by designing your own custom stitch. The stitch options include a single stitch, triple stitch, or a combination of both.

Sewing Machine: DreamWeaver® XE VM6200D

Feature: My Custom Stitch™

Optional Materials: SA507 Grid Sheet for My Custom Stitch™ (A few come with machines equipped with My Custom Stitch™) available at Authorized Brother Dealers and select online retailers.

Custom Stitch - stitched out

Custom Stitch Choosing stitch size

There are multiple ways to design your stitch, including touching the screen and selecting a point. With the repeat function, the new design can be stitched over and over, and you can even save the stitch design in the machine!

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I have used the My Custom Stitch™ feature to create my own look when top stitching on jeans and embellishing fabrics for home dec and accessories. Be sure to share photos of your custom stitches on Facebook and Instagram, tagging us at #StitchingSewcial #AngelaWolf and @BrotherSews.


Editor’s Note: Need even more in-depth instructions for creating your own custom stitches? Check out Barbara Skimin’s book My Custom Stitch, available on

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    • Hi Barbara,
      So glad you are enjoying your JX2517. Being able to take your machine along is surely a treat!!
      Happy sewing!

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  • I have an Innov’is VQ3000 DreamWeaver and I absolutely LOVE it! I’ve made gifts, quilts, clothes, pet beds, pillowcases and more – It does it all so easily – it’s simply the best machine I’ve ever owned (and I’ve had a lot of them!) But one thing I’ve never tried is the custom stitch function and this video gave me the motivation to do it.
    Love your website – there’s always useful info or something new to try!

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