Make these fun hats with your leftover jersey knit or fleece fabric. Simply download the pattern for the hat and the appliqué embroideries and you are good to go! No embroidery machine, no problem. Download the appliqué templates instead and sew them the traditional way. Click here for directions.
It is the time of the year when we think about gifts for our family and friends. It is not too late to make someone special a Cell Phone Holder/Charging Station. This cute bag can hang on a hook or a door knob, holding your cell phone while it charges. Click here for directions and […]
If you are looking for a unique hostess gift, a gift for your friend, your child teacher, or as decor for your table take a look at these great bottle covers. Select fabrics with a holiday theme and start sewing. The project is designed for the PFAFF Performance Icon, but you can select stitches from […]
Make this fun Holiday Decoration for your home. Give your Christmas party a creative touch or give as a gift. With a touch of whimsy, you will find this fun and simple to make. Hang it on the door, mantle, or wall. Let’s get crafty and get sewing. Project website: https://www.singer.com/projects/home-decor-seasonal/joyful-holiday-decoration
The Pops of Poinsetta is a Limited-Time Project offered by Pfaff. It will dazzle your holiday table. Click here for more information on this project. It is a limited-time project and is only available until November 15, 2020. http://www.pfaff.com/en-US/Tutoriels/PFAFF-Blog/October-2020/Pops-of-Poinsettia-Limited-Time-Project
Halloween is almost here. Since we are all required to wear masks when out and about these days, why not create a special mask for Halloween. This mask is not just for children but for adults as well. Let’s all have fun this Halloween by wearing one of these creative Halloween masks. http://blog.brothersews.com/sewing/diy-halloween-face-masks/
Winter is approaching, and with winter comes some cold and chilly weather. Check out this project created by Lynn Sykes from Juki for a Scarf and Gloves. This project uses a sewing machine and a serger. But, if you don’t have a serger, there are instructions for using the overcast stitch on your sewing machine. […]
Create your own prayer or inspiration bowl embroidered with your favorite phrase to help you remember the simple things in life. Collect your prayers or inspirations and read one a day to remember your blessings and the people you care about. A perfect gift to let others know you are thinking about them. http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/en-US/Be-Inspired/Blog/April-2020-(1)/A-Basket-for-Your-Thoughts
Facemasks are a necessity today because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In some areas they are a requirement when you leave your home. Homemade masks are really easy to make on a sewing machine or on a serger. Directions for sewing machine facemask: Facemask_Instructions Note: The facemasks on the blog are not N95 facemasks and are […]
Facemasks are a necessity today because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In some areas they are a requirement when you leave your home. Homemade masks are really easy to make on a sewing machine or on a serger. And, if you use a serger, the new air threading servers make threading super easy. With no more […]
Are you looking for a new project? Do you have Premier+2 software? If so, this may be great project to enhance your Premier+2 software skills and to use your embroidery machine. Click here for the complete project instructions.
This is an in-the-hoop project made with Shape Creator™ and Appliqué Creator and the built-in features on the PFAFF® creative icon™. The accessory holder has 2 or 4 built-in in pockets and is great for electronic cords, USB sticks or sewing accessories. Read step by step instructions for a fabulous project for Pfaff Creative Icon […]
Mother’s Day is next month. Now is the time to start thinking about that special gift for Mom. What can be more fitting than a gift made just for Mom by you? Make this stylish Mother’s Day infinity scarf for the mothers in your life to show how much you appreciate the infinite love and […]
Did you know that the major sewing machine manufacturers have blogs that show projects to inspire? Regardless of whether you sew, embroider, or quilt, you can find creative ideas and projects. The following are links to access some of the inspiration that is available from Pfaff, Husqvarna Viking, Brother, Singer, and Juki. Click on any […]
There’s an old saying in sewing circles, “ready-to-wear usually isn’t!” Too long, too short, too tight, too loose, or simply too boring! From that entire list, banishing boring is my favorite fix for ready to wear, and my Brother embroidery machine makes it easy and fun! Many Brother machine models shine brightly with embroidery capability. […]
My grandson is at the age when he will be loosing his baby teeth. He is excitedly waiting for this to happen, especially since I made him a tooth fairly pillow. I added a ribbon on the top corners of the pill so that he could hang it on the door. He is a light […]
Let your imagination take the lead It’s a new creative world when you begin to embroider! It’s hard to believe how fast and easy it is until you see it with your own eyes. It’s truly mesmerizing to see embroideries emerge – almost like a painting coming to life. If you are looking for embroidery […]
It is hard to believe but 2019 is coming to end. To celebrate the New Year Brother Sews created a the Brother Sews Ultimate New Years Eve Project. On the Brother Sews Blog are projects to make your New Year’s Eve Celebration fantastic. New Year’s Eve Flowy and Fun Tulle Skirt Stylish Embroidered Knit Top […]
Brother Sews Ambassador Anna Aldmon talks about using the Brother ScanNCut to help create applique shapes for quilt designs (or Why Trim when I can Cut using my ScanNCut!). Read More and then get your ScanNCut and give it a try.
This is a fun and fast project that uses cutwork needles to save time and allows you to create this beautiful clutch faster that ever! Read More
Unique colorful bracelets are the perfect accessory for your wardrobe. Create them quickly with thin yarn, the Pfaff ® 7/9 Hole Cord Foot with IDT ™ System and your favorite decorative stitches. Make the Project
Tips for decorative stitching on quilts 30 May 2019 Posted by Alyce Blyth Want to take your quilting to the next level by adding decorative stitching? Alyce steps us through the process with her PFAFF passport 3.0 and a super cute new quilt. Read More
I know it is only July, but school starts in mid August in my school district. So it really isn’t too early to think about making that Back to School sign for the first day of school picture. Brother has a great project for a magnetic sign that can be quickly changed to meet your […]
Brother has a blog, Stitching Sewcial, dedicated to their Sewing, Quilting, Emroidery machines. There is a lot of great information on the blog for owners of Brother machines. April’s project, Creating a Storage Pouch for Children’s Art Supplies includes a FREE Embroidery Design. Your children or grandchildren will love the pouch. You can even get […]
Elevate your organization with this simple yet modern organizer. Using elastic bands in your ribbon stitches gives this exclusive stitch technique a new found functionality while remaining decorative. Sewing Supplies 1/2 yard medium to heavy weight cotton (outer fabric) 1/2 yard medium to heavy weight cotton (lining fabric) Matching all purpose thread Couching/Braiding Foot for […]
The illusion of levitation makes this feather mobile a whimsical addition to any room! The project uses Inspira® Aqua Magic water soluble stabilizer to create the beautiful feathers. The embroidery design used in #39 from the Signature Design Collection on the PFAFF Creative Icon. Inspira® Aqua Magic is a soft fabric-like stabilizer that dissolves completely […]
These adorable mini quilts are a perfect gift for the fashionista in your life! Click here to download full project instructions!
More tips for Premier+2™ We are celebrating 25 years of HUSQVARNA VIKING® embroidery by coming back to some of the original designs. This month we will show you 3 ways to transform a design from our first embroidery card in the PREMIER+™ 2 embroidery software. Click to download full project files.
Don’t know what to do with all those holiday cards that keep coming in the mail? Display them on this festive wall-hanging, which can also double as an advent calendar! Download PDF Instructions
No Christmas tree is complete without the perfect tree skirt! Dress yours up with this darling reindeer tree skirt. The embroidery design used in this project is on the Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC, number 21 in the Holiday category. Download PDF Instructions
Display your favorite memories in this cute friendship frame pillow! Click here to download the instructions from Husqvarna Viking
This fancy stitch pillow will make a stylish statement in any room! Skill Level: Advanced Beginner Sewing Machine: performance icon Click here to download the instructions from PFAFF
Use your HUSQVARNA VIKING Opal sewing machine to create a beautifully stunning multi-colored quilt, perfect for any room. Click to download project instructions.
Perfect for ‘confident beginners,’ express your style with a minimalist mirror quilt top. This geometric pieced quilt will make a bold statement in any room. Check out our easy-to-follow instructions! Click to download project instructions.
Quickly transform pillowcases from plain to beautiful with the decorative stitches found on your machine. Perfect for gifts or just to make your bed special. Click to download project instructions.
Kite flying, picnics, family reunion, and Labor Day celebrations are just a few of the occasions for which this cool and comfortable summer picnic dress can fill the bill. Construct your own white dress or purchase a “blank” with drawn thread work at the hemline. Embellishments include the embroidery, of course, but also contrasting topstitching. […]
Create a beautiful heirloom from purchased cotton sheets and the fabulous stitches on your HUSQVARNA VIKING sewing machine. These sheets will make a lovely wedding gift for that special someone or just make your own bed feel beautiful. You will be amazed at how easy it is to “make an heirloom” Click to download project […]
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 your […]
Spinning fabric and stitches come together for a great big comfortable pillow. Embellish with stitches as much or as little as you want. This quick project can be finished in an afternoon to add a new splash of color to your décor. Click to download full project instructions.
Use this handy purse when flying, going to the beach, on a cruise, or going to your next Sewing/Quilt Expo. It’s just the right size to carry your driver’s license, cash, credit card, and/or room key. One side has a clear pocket for your name badge, passport, or cell phone. Wear it across your shoulder […]
Have you ever misplaced your USB media with all your favorite designs? If the answer is yes, you’ll appreciate having this key fob to make it more visible, easier to find, and fun loving too! You can easily make this In-the-Hoop project in just a short time using our Free Design Download. Makes a great gift for […]
The featured applique and embroidery designs are from the DESIGNER EPIC sewing and embroidery machine. We will include the designs for you so you can do them on any embroidery machine. If you are not going to do embroidery, add a pocket or two! Click here to download project files.
Are you looking to add a little winter style to your dining room table? This winter white ribbon manipulation table runner will do the trick! Click here to download the project files. Happy sewing!
See a different side of fashionista Minnie Mouse as she celebrates her 60th birthday. Her traditional wardrobe of white, black and red polka dots are made more contemporary in white, grey and hot pink with polka dots. This fun little outfit would be fun and comfortable for a trip to Disney World or Disneyland. THE Dream […]