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Disney Dress Shirt Remix Video Tutorial with the Brother Innov-Is 990D

This easy DIY fashion project makes clever use of an old dress shirt by transforming it into a fun and flirty dress! It’s easy to make with the Brother Innov-Is 990D and is highly customizable by switching up the shirt style or color, fabric, skirt length, buttons and embroidery designs! You could even experiment with editing the sleeves!

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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.

Pocket Pals with Brother Home Sewing & Embroidery

Happy Friday Friends! This week I created a cute baby gift for my friend’s new grand daughter. I was inspired by a project my friend and fellow machine embroidery enthusiast, Linda Chilcott shared with me that was designed by her talented machine embroidery mentor Judy. It was called a pocket pal and was just the cutest thing ever! A little gingerbread man jumping out of an actual pocket on a woman’s shirt!

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I loved the idea so much that I decided to try making one with my trusty Innovis-990D Combination Sewing & Embroidery Machine. I dressed up an ordinary plain baby onesie from the grocery store by using two of the 35 built-in Disney designs that comes pre-loaded onto the machine and adding a coordinating fleece pocket.

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I sewed the picket onto the onesie using one of the 168 built-in stitches that also come pre-loaded onto the machine! These cute Mickey and Minnie look as though they are peering out of the little pocket to say hi to the baby!

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And the pocket can even be used to hold a small baby toy or pacifier, making this a super cute and functional baby gift! You could make these using any of your favorite licensed character designs available to download on www.ibroidery.com, so the possibilities are truly endless!

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With the holidays just around the corner, I plan on making tons more easy, economical and thoughtful gifts for friends and family with my new found passion for machine embroidery! And if you are looking for the perfect gift for the creative person in your life, I highly recommend putting an Innovis-990D under the tree! It’s the gift that truly keeps on giving!

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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.

UPDATE: This morning Linda Chilcott (the unofficial president of my would be fan club) left us and headed up to the great Whimsical Craft Studio in the sky. Linda was the one of the most amazingly sweet, creative, positive, talented, giving, caring, encouraging and crafty women I’ve ever known. I wish I could have spent more time with her. Linda inspired me to begin my machine embroidery hobby and never missed tuning in to our Charity Wings Art Center live streams to show her support. I will carry on her creative passion for the craft and think of her every time I turn on my machine. My prayers are with her family and Peter Chilcott.

Customized 95th Birthday Embroidered Shirt with the Brother Innov-is 990D

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Robin and his Special 95th Birthday Shirt

What do you give someone for their 95th birthday? It’s a tough question to answer. I recently found myself about to go to a relative’s 95th birthday party and thought what would he enjoy receiving on this special day? Robin has always been a joker and he spends much time leisurely lounging, so I thought why not create him a comfortable customized funny shirt to celebrate this momentous occasion?

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Close Up of the Embroidered Sentiment Applique

To create this project, I began with a basic sweatshirt and used my Brother Innov-is 990D Combination Sewing & Embroidery Machine to take it from ordinary to extraordinary! The machine comes with a large 4″ x 4″ embroidery area. To fit the entire joke onto the denim applique, I used a handy hooping and re-hooping technique which I show you how to do in this video. With this technique, you can easily cover large areas with embroidered designs, by moving your hoop around. I embroidered the sentiment onto a piece of denim using one of the 5 built-in font styles that are built in to the machine. I chose a font style with a collegiate feel and easily embroidered the humorous applique. Used the same font in small, medium and large to create a clear graphic message.

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Machine Embroidery in progress

After I’d embroidered the denim, I removed the embroidery unit from my machine, which automatically makes the machine go into sewing mode. After folding in and ironing the denim fabric edges, I selected a straight stitch and sewed all the way around the perimeter of the applique, about 1/8″ from the edge. Then I used some Stick Fusible Web from Fairfield World to iron the applique into place. I could have stopped there, but to make this shirt really polished and wearable for many years to come, I went ahead and top stitched all the way around the applique with the same straight stitch. I had so much fun making this shirt, that I decided to create a matching pair of sweat pants personalized with his name!

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Personalized Appliqued Matching Sweatpants

So by the time I was done, the joke didn’t really make sense, since I ended up giving him the “dumb shirt” and some matching pants, but he didn’t seem to mind!

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A 95 Year Old’s Birthday Suit!

This project beautifully illustrates why I have become so enamored with machine embroidery! It’s the perfect way to commemorate special events with customized gifts, and show your loved ones how much you care!

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Brother Innov-is 990D Combination Sewing & Embroidery Machine with Built-In Disney Designs

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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.

Disney Sandwich Wrap Tutorial with the Brother Innov-is 990D Combination Sewing and Embroidery Machine

L1090431Hi guys! I am excited to share this fun project tutorial with you today! I created this adorable and eco-friendly reuseable sandwich wrap using the Brother Innov-is 990D Combination Sewing and Embroidery Machine!

NV990D_1_LThe design I featured on the front of the wrap is one of the many built in Disney designs that come pre-loaded onto the machine. You can also visit ibroidery.com to download tons of more fabulous designs to really add your own custom touch to this easy and fun project! I hope you enjoy the video tutorial and I look forward to seeing you put your own unique spin of this awesome project!

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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.