directional sewing

Did you know that on some of the Brother machines you can sew in many directions without turning the fabric? Today I want to show you how easy it is to use directional sewing for attaching straps. This would be ideal for strengthening the straps on the Canvas Tote Bag Sewalong.

Machine Used:

  • Brother DreamWeaver XE VM6200D


  • Multi-Directional Sewing

You will find all the stitches by clicking the Multi-Directional Sewing icon on the stitch selection screen.

Here you will see all stitches available: sewing left, right, forward, backward, and diagonally. Notice these stitches can be with a straight stitch or a zigzag stitch – I see a lot of possibilities!

There is a video below to show how I attach my straps and here is a quick rundown. I am using a piece of canvas fabric and grosgrain ribbon for this demo, so ignore the frayed raw edges