Embroidery is such a hot trend this spring! Whether you are sewing a skirt from scratch or recycling one from the back of your closet, adding a touch of embroidery can create an entirely fresh look. Keep in mind this would look great on a dress too 😊
DESIGNER TIP: My skirt fabric is a linen blend, but the stabilizer I am using would work great on rayon, cotton sateen, denim, wool, and cotton blends. JUST be careful with satin, silk blends, and velvet (to name a few). You don’t want to damage the fabric from the iron when pressing on the fusible stabilizer; it’s best to test the stabilizer on a swatch of fabric first.
Determine the placement for the embroidery on the skirt. I am going to focus on one side of the front of the skirt; marking that spot with a fabric pen or tailors chalk. Press the embroidery stabilizer on the wrong side of the fabric covering the area to be embroidered.
Hoop the fabric and insert the hoop into the machine. Choose an embroidery design or add a couple of designs onto the screen. Scan the fabric in and move the embroidery design as needed. If you don’t have the scanning feature on your sewing machine, use an embroidery placement marker such as the snowman or other tools.
Easy Sewing Project for Mother’s Day or Any Special Day ♥ I was recently going through memory boxes and came across letters from a few people so dear to my heart that have since passed away. This made me think, I hardly write letters anymore! An email,...read more
Flatlock Stitching on a Serger There are so many stitches we can do with our serger / overlock machines! You might recognize the flatlock stitch as seen on sportswear or a decorative stitch used to connect two pieces of fabric. This stitch is fun and easy to do!...read more
I have a few turtlenecks that are made of beautiful fabrics, but I can’t stand the high, tight neckline. Time for another DIY recycle project to makeover this sweater! The look of see through fabric, embroidered, and embellished tulle are so trendy right now - why...read more
I was so excited to see this new double sided top coverstitch machine by Brother! I can think of so many applications for these decorative stitches including sportswear, decorative stitching, chainstitch, hemming knits, and so much more. I am going to...read more
I am always looking for cute decorations for Valentine’s day, maybe it’s just that I love the color red 😊 Custom embroidered felt hearts is a fun way to share the love. This is a quick tutorial using My Design Center on the Brother sewing machine. Photo 1 Supplies:...read more
It's Sew Easy TV's Shirt Dress Sewalong Part 4: Sewing the Placket on the Sleeve There are many ways to sew the sleeve placket and depending on your pattern you might have a one piece or two piece placket. If you have a two piece placket, you can change...read more
It's Sew Easy TV's Shirt Dress Sewalong Part 3 Attaching the Collar Sewing the collar and collar band can be intimidating, but it's easier than you might thing. The most important is the topstitching, this is what makes your shirt or shirtdress look...read more
How to Sew the Front Placket It's Sew Easy TV's Shirt Dress Sewalong - Part 2 Tips for Attaching Interfacing Pressing fusible interfacing to the fabric is easy if you follow these tips: Use a press cloth underneath the garment to prevent the fusible from...read more
It's Sew Easy TV's Shirt Dress Sewalong Announcing the shirt dress sewalong! This season of It’s Sew Easy I will be sewing a shirt dress from beginning to end and you can follow along each week watching each episode of It’s Sew Easy! To get started you will need to...read more