I have made countless number of bags and pouches so far. However, whenever I need to pack for a few days of family trip, I couldn’t find the right size bag! That’s because I love to make small cute pouches and a bag for a bookstore or brunch date. When I saw this Tilda’s newest  Circus collection, the first idea came up was to make a big fag getaway bag.     It was hard to choose which motif to recreate from the prints. An Eliphant, birds, romantic flowers…anything would go perfectly for the focal point. My choice was a ballerina with umbrella. CanRead More →

Make It Yourself magazine spring/summer issue is out and my projects are inside! 🙂   Simple strawberry zipper pouch   And a set of four coasters. *Used with permission from Make It Yourselfâ„¢ magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.   Fabric and notions: Lecien fabrics Aurifil threads, 28wt and 12wt Warm and Natural Cotton quilt batting Fusible cotton batting: Daily like Canada          Read More →

Thank you for joining me for my stop on Bountiful Blog Tour. I am so excited to show you all my cute babies! Bountiful is Sharon Holland‘s newest fabric collection for Art Gallery Fabrics.   My original plan was to make a pillow; a little patchwork with my signature sewing illustration together. But the background fabric I received was misplaced. I had to think about plan B. I was panic because I didn’t have plan B!! The next day, my sneaky idea was to make one potholder and call it a day. I picked my favorite prints  and make one potholder. It was too cute toRead More →

I am so excited to show you my new Spring pincushions! They are all 12 different illustrations and available for download at SewingIllustration.com           Fabric and notions: Guernsey collection from Moda. Available at Fat Quarter Shop and Green Fairy Quilts Aurifil 50wt dark thread Cotton ribbons: Daily like Canada        Read More →

Hello April, I am happy to see you! Haute Handbags magazine, Spring issue is out today and my Hot air balloon pouch is inside.     I had fun playing with my new leather tag this morning. I wish I had it before so it could be featured in the magazine. 😉      New HANDMADE  leather tags are available to order at SewingIllustration.com.   “Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.”   Minki xxRead More →

            materials: Lecien fabrics Linen from Daily like Canada Cotton batting and Steam-A-Seam fusible web: Warm Company Embroidery thread: Lecien Cosmo Aurifil             Read More →

Love Patchwork & Quilting Issue 45 is out and featured is my Hexie bag and pouch.   *photo was used with the permission from Love Patchwork & Quilting. Copyright Immediate Media Co. 2017, all right reserved.       Fabric used: Hexagon cheater print, Moda from West Wood Acres fabric Flower Sugar Maison from Lecien Fabrics Soft and Stable batting from By Annie Aurifil Varegated thread for machine quilting from my Sew Illustrated thread box. Handles are reused from my old bag. 🙂   To find out more Hexagon cheater print project, check my Easy Hexie Pillow post.          Read More →

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 →

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