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Denim embroidery

September 27, 2016Goodbye Winter. Hello Spring. DIY Fashion Overhaul!

Step into spring this season with a new overhaul on your old wardrobe.

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September 14, 2016Step Into Spring: New season. New space. New you!

Spring is FINALLY here. Wave winter goodbye and get your home ready for the warm breezes of spring with some of our favourite Spring DIYs. Now you can organize, entertain, and decorate with style, without spending a fortune…so, roll up your sleeves and get cracking!

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NBCF Pink Breakfast

August 29, 2016Create a pink ribbon breakfast apron and enter our competition

Brother International have partnered with National Breast Cancer Foundation to host a pink ribbon breakfast with a difference. We are inviting crafters and...

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05/10/2016 – 09/10/2016

TIP OF THE MONTH
Metallic Threads on your Brother Embroidery Machine Tip: 

To reduce thread breakage try the following:

  • Lower the Embroidery Foot Height
  • Reduce Embroidery Stitch Speed
  • Adjust and loosen the tension slightly

All of the above are located in your machine settings. If possible, have your thread come off its spool horizontal to reduce curling. This can be achieved by using your horizontal spool pin and taking it up and over a Brother king thread spool holder, rather than unwinding over the top of the thread spool.

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With Father’s Day around the corner, we couldn’t be happier to use it as an excuse to get our hands on a homemade DIY project!

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These pretty pink floral fabrics are some of my favourites from my stash and I just felt like making something pretty and feminine to wear in the kitchen. When...

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White waffle tea towels are so easily transformed into something pretty with a ruffle and some embroidery. I did the embroidering on my Brother VM6200D DreamWeaver. If you don’t...

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July 20, 2016Quilted Pot Holder

Potholders are such a quick and easy project. This projects uses mini charm squares or scraps of fabric that you may have. It’s easy to put together and you’ll...

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July 5, 2016Car Caddy

As part of Brother’s Mother’s Day competition, #BrotherMakesMemories I made this lovely car caddy to take on our next road trip and won the grand prize!

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This drop waist dress has been so popular with my little girl and the full skirt makes it twirly too.

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June 8, 2016Quilt Project

These make the best birthday presents or for a craft stall. Stock up on packs of pencils when you see them on sale.

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June 8, 2016Dog Bandana

This project is perfect for using up those scraps of material. The bandana will be made to fit over the dog collar, requiring less fabric while being more comfortable...

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May 18, 2016Pencil Roll

These make the best birthday presents or for a craft stall. Stock up on packs of pencils when you see them on sale.

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May 17, 2016Denim Crop Top

A simple denim crop top DIY, inspired by the boho chic trend!

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This handy embroidered laundry bag is perfect for travelling and taking along on those overnight trips!

Hipster Mum - Leather Bunny Toy

Black leather is back and such a big trend today! I wear my leather pants and leather skirts that my mum has made me every week! For my daughters,...

retro mummy - T-Shirt Dress

The great thing about this sweet little dress is that there are no pattern pieces. You can use a new t-shirt or one that is already in the wardrobe....

Handmade Kids - Sew a Fabric Bookmark

What I love about this tutorial is that it is so easy to add your own personal style to your creation. These bookmarks make a great little gift, handcrafted...

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April 14, 2016I ♥ MUM Apron

To make the pocket, download and print the heart diagram attached. Arrange the scraps and cut to size making sure you leave a seam allowance.

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April 14, 2016I ♥ U Mini Pillowcase

Trace appliqué templates onto the paper side of fusible web. If using the Brother ScanNCut use manufacturer’s instructions to cut your appliqué.

Mother's Day Personalised Cushion

Find a photo that will have special meaning to your mum. Transfer the photo onto fabric using transfer paper (we printed our photos onto calico).

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April 14, 2016I ♥ MUM Craft Heart

Create this lovely heart for your special mum on Mother’s Day (or any day!)

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