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Summer Scissor Skills, Stencil Applique Top and Easy Elastic Hair Ties with Westcott Brand

Lately I’ve been having a total blast making my own fashion and accessories with Westcott Brand Cutting Tools, aka The World’s Favorite Scissors! I took an ordinary white t-shirt and made it extraordinarily cute by adding a stencil applique that I made with Westcott’s fun stencil book. Click HERE for a full project tutorial.

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I get tons of compliments whenever I wear this heart t-shirt and to make the complete, be sure to create some easy and fashion forward elastic hair ties! Click HERE to learn how it’s done!

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In addition to all these fun fashionista DIY creations, I’ve also been helping out on Westcott Brand’s educational side, designing several fun scissor projects for kids to keep their skills sharp while school is out for summer! Here are a couple to get them started:

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Zipper Tunic Top Tutorial with the Brother Innov-Is 990D

This quick and easy blouse makes fun use of an oversize zipper and can also be worn as a vest! Make one to suit your individual sense of style with the Brother Innov-Is 990D Combination Sewing & Embroidery Machine! Dress it up by adding embroidery, or even make an upcycled fashion statement by creating it out of repurposed scarves. Super easy to make and super flattering this look is perfect for day to night!

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.

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.