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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.

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.

Indian Inspiration – Open Pants with the Brother Innov-Is 990D

Happy Friday Friends! Today I’m super excited to show you guys a quick and easy sewing project that I created with the Brother Innov-Is 990D Combination Sewing & Embroidery Machine! A long time ago, I bought a great pair of casual wrap around pants at the beach. They’re called open pants and are perfect for lounging poolside as their open sides let a nice breeze flow through. While folding them up one day, I realized that their construction was really quite simple! So this week, I decided to try making a new pair for myself and I must admit, I’m quite pleased with the results! Check it out!

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I chose a basic solid pink cotton fabric for the pants and then accented the edges and drawstring with one of the Innov-Is 990D’s many built-in satin stitches, in contrasting black thread. You could even add embroidery to these pants after constructing them, so the potential for design customization is off the charts! And I love that they are adjustable, so the design is super easy to get a good fit!

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The decorative satin stitches along the edges really add a high end detail and I feel like a luxurious Indian princess wearing these! I feel so creative, empowered and resourceful making my own custom clothing with the Brother Innov-Is 990D! These pants didn’t take very long to make and they’re super affordable too! I’m currently working on an open pants video tutorial to share with you soon, so you can make these on your own! Stay tuned my inspired sewing enthusiasts!!!

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

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.