Tag Archives: tennis shoes

Embellished Patchwork Sneakers Video Tutorial with the Brother PE540D Personal Embroidery System

Easily customize your sneakers to reflect your individual sense of style or interests! Embroider these fun little peel and stick patches with the Brother PE540D Personal Embroidery System! Makes a great project for beginner and advanced embroidery enthusiasts alike! Try it on your sneakers then use the same technique on bags, jeans, craft projects and more!!!

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.

Easy Patchwork Sneakers with the Brother PE540D Personal Embroidery System

Hello friends! I’m excited to share this fun project with you which I created all on the Brother PE540D Personal Embroidery System!

L1110782

The PE540D is the perfect entry level embroidery machine that comes pre-loaded with 105 built-in embroidery designs, including 35 designs featuring Disney characters, plus 5 embroidery lettering styles!

PE540D In Studio

For this project I embroidered some cute sewing theme designs onto some heavyweight cotton to begin making my own little custom patches. This machine features computer connectivity, so I simply loaded my design from my computer onto the machine with the included USB cord. You could also do this project with any of the built-in designs that come pre-loaded on the machine, or you could purchase the design of your choice from ibroidery.com. They happen to be having an awesome 20% OFF SALE right now up until February 28th! And be sure to sign up HERE to receive FREE embroidery designs and special offers! I went with a monochromatic embroidery design and chose some pretty purple embroidery thread from my stash!

L1110685

And speaking of stash, check out my fabulous new Super Satchel Thread Box from ArtBin! It’s perfect for keeping all of my various embroidery threads organized! I absolutely love it!

L1110708

I embroidered the designs and then made my own adhesive patches by backing the designs with Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Sheets. They are perfect for making your own peel and stick patches and the adhesive is super strong! I then cut the patches with some Westcott Brand NonStick Scissors.

L1110741

Next I embellished the patches using some bright neon Crafty Chica Juicy Fabric Inks.

L1110751

Here’s a close up of one of my cute sneaker patches with a funky little sewing machine!

L1110769

I made a whole bunch of these and decorated my sneakers with them. I think the frayed edges really add to the handmade look!

L1110787

This is a great way to jazz up a plain pair of sneakers and customize them to suit your own particular sense of style, interests or hobbies!

L1110782

I love how the Brother PE540D easily empowers me to create my own custom clothing and accessories! It’s just so fun and inspiring! I am working on a video tutorial for this project and am excited to share it with you once posted! Thanks so much for tuning into my adventure into the world of sewing and machine embroidery with Brother!

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.