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 start a set of tutorials with the top cover stitch machine by showing you an in-depth look at threading the machine, including the top cover thread. At first it might look intimidating, but threading is quite simple.
Start by taking you machine out of the box and remove the packaging tape. You will find a dust cover, manual (always keep that handy), a plug with pedal attachment, accessory box, and DVD. If you have more than one machine in your sewing studio here is a tip: place all machine parts in a decorative box and keep each box next to the coordinating machine.
If your machine already has the top coverstitch threaders attached it will look like the photo below. If not, the video will show you how to remove and reattach these parts. You will need 5 spools of serger thread to thread the entire machine (I am going to use different colors so you can see a little better). When threading the coverstitch machine, start with the looper which is the spool on the far right side. You will then move onto threading the needles. For this demonstration I am using all three needles.
To read the full blog about threading the coverstitch machine, head over to my post as a Brother Expert Consultant on the Brother Stitching Sewcial.
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
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 😊 Supplies: I...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
I bought this sweater a few years back because the fabric is soft and fluffy, but I never wear it because the collar is too tight! I leave it in the drawer and pet it every once in a while 🙂 Even when I would attempt wear the sweater on a cold, wintry...read more