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Brothers sew in the next best thing

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Carolyn Forbes (right) skillfully demonstates the use of a Brother sewing machine to Kadia Henry.
The revolutionary Scan 'n' Cut and the work of art it was used to create.
Albert Santamaria (right) of Brother International and Delroy Ellis, marketing manager, at Digital Systems and Supplies, discuss the wonders of the PR-100.
Melingo Gallego (left), of Brother International, speaks to ( explains to (from left) Nickeshia Mills, Jennifer Allen and Sandra Fraser.

When it comes to adding embroidery to items - from cap to boot and everything in between - bet you didn't think it was possible with a sewing machine. Distributors of Brother sewing machines, Digital Systems and Supplies Limited, recently hosted an inaugural staging of their DIY Fashion Event at the Courtleigh Hotel last Wednesday.

With a concept of merging fashion with technology sewing machines of varied capabilities and sizes were introduced to movers and shakers of the fashion industry, highlighting the upgrade to the furniture item your grandmother used to earn a living or to create those personalised pieces.

Fashion designer Antonette Whilby uses a double-stitch sewing machine and was already thinking of how she could take her art to the next level with one of the PR-1000 Perfect 10 models.

Sandra Fraser, a preschool teacher by day who also works with a local fashion hub, was taken away by the diversity of the Scan and Cut.

"It would help me in so many ways, and certainly not just as someone in the fashion industry. In the classroom, this would be so handy as I could create one-of-a-kind pieces to work with," shared Fraser.

Aspiring entrepreneur Say-Ann Rochester also had her eye on the innovative Scan and Cut - perfect for do-it-yourselfers, it enables them to scan it, see it and forget it. She currently has a full-time job, so the technology that this offers if perfect for someone on the go like herself.

For more information or for product demonstration, visit a branch of Digital Systems and Supplies at any of their four locations. The head office is located at 1-3 Hagley Park Road, Kingston 10 Shop 11 and 12, York Plaza.

Tel: 960-0218, email: