I would like to share another Mini Basket I made long ago. Tutorial is here.         Fabric used: Lecien Flower Sugar Thread for Sewing illustration: Aurifil dark brown 28wt. To make holes, I used a tool calls, Crop-A-Dile. Fusible interfacing, you can find at Dailylike Canada      Read More →

Love Patchwork & Quilting issue44 is published and inside you can find my feature.   *Used with the permission from Love Patchwork and Quilting. All right reserved. One day I was thinking why don’t I stitch all my pincushion patterns on one big square of linen instead of cutting out into pieces? Without knowing what to do next, I just started. And then the pillow idea came up later. Liberty bundle from Westwood Acres Fabric   I thought I could take better shots again but this is the only picture I took and the pillow is gone to someone special. Well, my lesson is thatRead More →

The other day I received a surprise package from my Instagram friend, Faith. I took several pictures not to forget how they made me happy and her friendship. I often call her, “Faith, you are so faith.” 🙂 Visit her blog, SaranaAve and make a good friend.    Read More →

Yay, it’s February!! To celebrate the brand new month and new start, I want to give you a FREE pattern. Go to my pattern shop Sewingillustration.com and you can download it immediately. I have been giving bookmarks to teachers on Valentine’s day and it always makes the best gift. I hope you enjoy making one of a kind bookmark today. Check my tutorial post here.   It was great to see you today and oh, I am enjoying reading your comments on Happy Flower Quilts book giveaway.  Don’t miss the chance to win a copy by simply leave a comment.   Minki xxRead More →

Quilts and More Spring issue hit the news stands and my Kitchen Caddy project is inside. *photo was used with the permission from Quilts and More. Copyright Meredith Corporation 2017, all right reserved. Total 7 pages of illustrated instructions + actual size pattern will help you sew your own caddy so easy. I just got my Kitchen Caddy back  from the publisher today and my kitchen is just like this picture. (except I need to fill in with pretty kitchen tools. And oh, that hexagon tiles! I even searched up HomeDepot. ) I loved the photo so very much so I looked up the photographer’sRead More →

I have long admired Tilda fabrics and I got lucky enough to experience them! I would like to thank to Two Green Zebras for make my wish come true. 🙂 My first impression of Tilda fabric reminded me of very first day when I was given an extra expensive L’occitane hand cream, the smell and smoothness was not like other product I knew. Ever since that day, I try to buy it for Christmas gift or for someone I care.  This Tilda fabric was special like that and so well worth it. I hope my hubby read my post and treat his wife well andRead More →

When I was my girl’s age, I learned how to ride two wheel bicycle by myself; many times of falling was the key. My friend let me ride her dad’s big bicycle that’s taller than me. I learned how to get on the bicycle but didn’t learn how to get down!! After enjoying that thrilling moment; I could ride a bicycle!!, I didn’t know how to get down from that big vehicle. I drove it to the grass area and fell with a crash. Not only because of that childhood memory, I have always enjoyed drawing bicycles. My very first sewing illustration Bicycle Hoop (2014) wasRead More →

My Valentine’s Day tags were featured in Homespun magazine February 2016. I am so happy that I can share my patterns finally. It’s available for purchase at Sewingillustration.com   This bunny is not included because it’s drawn by Claire when she was 5. 😉 She has been giving me many other bunnies but this is my favorite. Kids drawings rapidly changes and gets fancy; all of sudden every eye has long eyelashes and simple hands gets five fingers and even nails! This is not good for mama to recreate. 🙁               My dear friend Sedef made using the patternRead More →

Another rainy day! I couldn’t stop using my Stitched illustration, so I made a medium size zipper pouch. Finished size: 7″wide x 9 1/2″ long Batting: I used ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable. If you want to make a sturdy bag and pouch that holds it’s shape, I highly recommend Soft and Stable. It’s thiner than other product that makes sewing super easy. And I used Aurifil 12 weight threads for my hand embroidery for the first time and I love the results!   I attached the zipper by hand at the last step. One of my Pincushion 2017 illustrations. And I added “handmade” as anRead More →

  You can purchase my Stitched illustration here. I used Aurifil 2630 28weight thread. I didn’t make any pouch instructions. If you want to know how to make zipper pouches, check my old zipper pouch posts.       Fabrics and cotton ribbons from Dailylike Canada        Read More →

Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities. -Michael Josephson-   When I woke up this morning I found out that there were almost 400 Pattern download registrations! I could notice the power of “FREE”. 😉 I am so excited to see all your makes and 2017 will be a new chapter for Sewing Illustration. Thank you so much for joining my Pincushion SewAlong and share your talent with us. Tonight will be sleepless, my friend.   Did you know that I used dark purple thread? TryRead More →

  As the year winds down, I wanted to thank you for continuing to visit my little corner of the internet. This year was very meaningful to me.; I officially became an author and has been lucky enough to work with many talented people, awesome brands and unique fabric shops. I continue to be so, so grateful for where I am and that you do. Wherever in the world you are, may you bring in the new year safely and with joy.   My little gift to you is Sew Illustrated Pincushion SewAlong! First, go to my patternshop Sewingillustration.com and get my new Pincushion2017 patternRead More →

Do you remember my Chubby Pouch? I thought I could make the same pouch any time so I used it for the Instagram Giveaway. Well, I haven’t made it since then and I have missed my cute pouch to be honest. It was raining for the last week and all of sudden I felt like making that chubby pouch for myself. You know, sewing is the best thing for the rainy day. This is how I made this winter version and I really think I would make more this time because it’s so cute! *wink* You can purchase my Chubby Pouch pattern at SewingIllustration.com.  Read More →

          Wishing you a magical Christmas and Happy New Year!! Fabric used from Ministry of Fabrics. Faces: I used brown and white acrylic paint with fine brush tip. For the cheeks, I used pink pigment stamp ink. And Sharie fine pen for freckles.  Read More →

Finished size: 25″ x 48″         Gossamer collection designed by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabric Lavish, designed by Katarina Rocella for Art Gallery Fabric Aurifil 12weight for outline drawing, 50weight for quilting Warm & White batting by Warm Company  Read More →

Kristin and I was taking over C&T Publishing‘s Instagram for the last week. We tried to tell the story of sewing illustration – where it started, how to use it to preserve memories and give gifts from the heart.   I have stacks and stacks of scrapbooks that I created every month for several years. Sew illustration got its start by hand stitching my kids’ artwork on the cover of each one. One day I wondered if I could stitch an illustration with a sewing machine. With a bit of determination and a small sewing machine tucked in the corner – a signature style wasRead More →

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