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Zipper Tunic Top with the Brother Innov-is 990D

Hello friends and fellow sewing enthusiasts! This week I am excited to share with you one of the most droolworthy fashion projects I think I’ve ever done! I have gotten so many compliments the two times I’ve worn this top since creating it a few days ago!

Check it out!

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I created this project all on the Brother Innov-Is 990D Combination Sewing & Embroidery machine!

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Although I left this version simple with the black fabric, you could also go to town embroidering the panels with all kinds of cool details!

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The focal point of the awesome garment that I’ve designed here is the fabulous deluxe gold zipper! This was the first time that I attempted to sew a zipper on this machine, and as has been the experience with each time I’ve tried something new on the Innov-Is 990D, it worked like a charm on the very first try!

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This was actually quite an easy design to create and I love how the zipper wraps around the neck to create a really elegant detail on the back. The draping is so flattering on any body type and it shows off the shoulders really nicely! And another really cool thing you can do is wear it over a shirt like a vest!

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I’m working on a video tutorial of this project for Brother’s YouTube channel, so please stay tuned for that so you can learn how to easily recreate this awesome top for yourself!

Disclosure of Material Connections:

I am proud to be a Brother International Corporation sponsored blogger presenting truthful and accurate experiences with products provided by the Home Sewing & Embroidery Division of Brother.

Open Pants Sewing Tutorial with the Brother Innov-Is 990D

These fabulous pants and the perfect combination of ethnic chic and casual cool! The pattern is super simple and the fit is totally adjustable! Made with the Brother Innov-Is 990D Combination Sewing & Embroidery machine, these breezy pants are perfect for summer, vacation or the beach!

Disclosure of Material Connections:

I am proud to be a Brother International Corporation sponsored blogger presenting truthful and accurate experiences with products provided by the Home Sewing & Embroidery Division of Brother.

Custom Embroidered Office Folder with the Brother Innov-Is 990D

Happy Friday Friends! Today I’m super excited to show you my new project! I just finished creating this fabulous custom embroidered folder featuring brightly colored fabric and a striking lucky koi fish design!

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Click HERE to learn about koi symbolism. At first I just thought it would look cool, but apparently this new office accessory is destined to bring me success and good fortune!

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I made this project all on the Brother Innov-Is 990D Combination Sewing and Embroidery Machine. The koi design came with the machine on the included Embroidery Design Boutique disk.

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I love that this machine come with pre-loaded built in designs as well as 200 additional designs on the disk, so right out of the box, you can begin working with lots of cool embroidery designs, by easily loading them onto your computer via a handy USB.

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Of course you could also do this project with any of the amazing designs available to download and purchase from ibroidery.com!

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For this design I incorporated some fun new materials and a great tool! The folder gets its stiffness from Fairfield World‘s Stiffen 2, a rigid double sided fusible backing.

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I also added handy grommets from Dritz! To punch the holes for the grommets, I used my new favorite tool, the Metal Hole Punch from MD Hobby & Craft. It’s designed to punch through metal, so needless to say, it punched right through all the layers like butter!

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I finished off the edges by zig-zag stitching with a bright orange contrasting Coats Dual Duty XP contrasting thread.

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I love this new office folder so much that I’m inspired to make a whole bunch in different themes! These would make great gifts for just about anyone and you could even use the built-in Disney embroidery designs that come pre-loaded on the Innovis-990D to make custom folders for the kids to keep their homework in! The possibilities are endless! I am working on a video tutorial for this project coming soon so stay tuned!

Wishing you all a very relaxing and inspired weekend!

Disclosure of Material Connections:

I am proud to be a Brother International Corporation sponsored blogger presenting truthful and accurate experiences with products provided by the Home Sewing & Embroidery Division of Brother.

Something Blue for Saying I Do!

Happy Friday Friends! Today I am pleased to share a project with you that I created for a very special family member/friend’s wedding! This project makes a perfect gift for the bride to be and the embroidery design could be easily adapted to any Valentines Day project whether or not you’re you plan on getting hitched!

So first a little backstory…

My dear friend Estelle was set to wed her longtime beau Nick in a beautiful ceremony in northern California. These two make the perfect couple might I add! Estelle’s mother was kind enough to invite me to participate in the tradition of giving the bride something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue! Keep in mind that Estelle is a woman of great style and her art deco style wedding ensemble featured one of the most stunning garments I have ever seen in my life! I mean just check out the bejeweled back of her amazing dress right there!

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Her very thoughtful mother asked me to join in the tradition by contributing something blue! Naturally at first I was at a total loss for ideas, since there was no way I would ever want to ruin the fabulous look she already had going on! I wanted to create a blue accessory that would be meaningful, but not interfere with her already perfect wedding attire.

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Then eureka! I thought to create her a customized hankie that not only commemorates their love, but also happens to be quite practical too Рfor absorbing all those inevitable tears of joy! FYI РI have a tendency to cry at every wedding, or actually, make that a  guarantee! Here is a recreation of the hankie that I made for the bride for her special day.

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I created this special project on the Innov-Is 990D Combination Sewing & Embroidery Machine! The design is made completely with the built-in design elements that come pre-loaded onto this fabulous machine!

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I began by embroidering a heart frame with a beautiful scalloped  border, and then customized it by adding the names of the bride and groom. Then I trimmed the hankie and hemmed the edges with one of the 168 built in stitches that also come pre-loaded on the Brother Innovis-990D! And to finish this piece off, I chose to accent the border with a beautiful floral decorative stitch in the coordinating cornflower blue thread color.

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What I absolutely LOVE about my journey into the world of home sewing and machine embroidery with Brother is that it has enabled me to easily create priceless keepsakes that commemorate once in a lifetime events such as this!

Disclosure of Material Connections:

I am proud to be a Brother International Corporation sponsored blogger presenting truthful and accurate experiences with products provided by the Home Sewing & Embroidery Division of Brother.

Animal Muppets iPad Case with the Brother Innov-Is 990D

Happy Friday Friends! Today I’m excited to share a fun little project that I created on the Innov-Is 990D Combination Sewing & Embroidery Machine! It’s an earthy, retro Muppets theme iPad Case featuring a meditating Animal, one of my absolute favorite Muppets characters! L1100989I created it by embroidering Animal onto the flap and then assembling layers of fleece and low loft batting from Fairfield World. This project is super easy to do and can be made with any of the awesome Muppets embroidery designs that you can download on iBroidery.com! L1100987You could also customize your iPad case with any of the 35 built-in Disney embroidery designs that come pre-loaded on the machine! I am having so much fun with the Innov-Is 990D! I’ve been searching for so long for a case for my iPad Mini and couldn’t find one that suited my unique sense of style, so I finally decided to just make my own! And boy am I glad I did!L1100992 I just love how Brother Home Sewing & Embroidery machines empower me to create my own unique accessories for pennies on the dollar! And with so many awesome licensed characters to choose from, the possibilities for embellishment are endless!

Disclosure of Material Connections:

I am proud to be a Brother International Corporation sponsored blogger presenting truthful and accurate experiences with products provided by the Home Sewing & Embroidery Division of Brother.