Episode 91 Behind the Scenes LIVE with Angela Wolf - talking a recap of the Brother B2B convention, a look at the fabrics for It's Sew Easy projects, and new building update!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.
Episode 90 behind the scenes Live in Orlando, Florida at the Brother Sews B2B convention showing off my gowns and embroidered dresses, the new Luminaire Innovis-XP1 and the travel sewing machine NS80PRW. And say hi to Joanne Banko and Cindy Hogan Cynthia's Embroidery...read more
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Episode 88 Behind the Scenes LIVE with Angela Wolf today's guest is Mathew Boudreaux AKA Mister Domestic talking about his new fabric collection, loved to pieces month long blog party, giveaways, and more! See you soon! Angelaread more
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Episode 87 Behind the Scenes LIVE with Angela Wolf ... What on the sewing table? Take a closer look at the maxi skirt and more ...read more
Embellishing Jeans with Free Motion Embroidery An easy way to restyle or upcycle jeans is to add a touch of embroidery. Free motion embroidery, also referred to as thread painting, is so easy and you don’t even need an embroidery machine for this...read more
Transform a Turtleneck into a Stylish Boatneck Top Here is another recycle project for the turtlenecks in our closet and its easy - perfect for beginners! For this sewing tutorial I am using a turtleneck that has a design, but any tank top will work. ...read more