Hello friends, I made this quick lunch bag last night. Super easy tutorial will be shown soon so please keep watching my feed!   Sunnyside Ave collection by Amy Smart for Riley Blake was my inspiration. What will you make when you have apples and ginghams and daisies? Picnic and picnic and more pickic for me. haha You can order cutom engraved leather tags here. I used Insul-Bright for the batting. I met my Riley Blake team at QuiltCon last week. Meeting and hugging friends that you only knew through online or emails feels so great! From left: Amy Smart, Cindy Cloward, me andRead More →

Boxy Zipper Pouch pattern at SewingIllustration.com       Fabric and notions: Bunnies and Blossoms collection by Lauren Nash for Riley Blake Designs Soft and Stable by Annie Wool Felt from Taylored Expressions Scissors and red stripe ribbon from Studio Carta Custom Leather Tag      Read More →

Beautiful Polymer Clay buttons and pins are made by Suhobi Instagram @suhobiart Find my Needle Case pattern at my book Sew Illustrated. (co-authored by Kristin Esser) Fabric used: Dear Diary collection 100% Wool Felt from Taylored Expressions        Read More →

My new Roud Travel Bag pattern is available on my pattern shop here.   Fabric and notions used: Tild LemonTree Collection Soft and Stable from ByAnnie.com Aurifil 50wt cotton threads    Read More →

Hello friends, I am happy to show you my new Boxy Sewing Bag! The pattern is available on my pattern shop, SewingIllustration.com.      Fabric and notions used: Tilda LemonTree Collection. Soft and Stable from By Annie Aurifil 50wt cotton threads zipper from By Annie    Read More →

I began for myself but as the steps added up, I started thinking of my mom. I don’t remember when was the last time I bought her a bag, a scarf or clothes… My mom always said that she didn’t need anything and I was silly enough to believe that. There are very few things I’ve given my mom in the past decade. I wish I knew that I would live abroad and I wouldn’t be able to meet her often. Now I am a mother of three girls and whenever my girls ask me what I want for Christmas, for birthday or for anniversary,Read More →

Hello friends, I am so excited to share my new Stitched Felt block pouch! The instruction is as same as my Chubby Pouch. You can purchase my pouch pattern here.       When Claire asked me what chubby meant long ago, I said it meant cute. I still think everything chubby is cute. 🙂   Here’s a short video that shows how to use Sizzix Big Shot machine and Die.   After cutting the desired shapes, arrange them on the quilted pouch front. Using a fabric glue or a school glue stick, attach the cutout shapes in place.   Hand stitch each element using embroideryRead More →

*Pincushion pattern available  here.   Hello friends, I had been given many nice Christmas gifts but there’s a particular gift that I can’t forget. It is a mini felt teddy bear handmade for me by my high school friend. At the time neither one of us really knew anything about sewing. Her first teddy bear wasn’t perfect, it had uneven stitches and crooked neck. However I was so thrilled to get such a special gift, and I loved it so much because of the time she spent making on little bear just for me! I have kept her little felt bear in a special drawer forRead More →

Photo courtesy of Pretty Patches magazine Hello friends, I would like to introduce you a beautiful UK sewing magazine. I found this beautiful image on their blog and couldn’t help sharing with you. Learn more about my Dear Diary fabric collection and enter a chance to win FQ bundles of Dear Diary here.   My first date with Pretty Patches magazine was my  Stitched Coffee Coasters. You can download the templates here. I donated my coaster set to help people who suffered from hurricane Katrina. I felt good that my sewing could actually help someone. Looking back my coasters makes me want to sew them againRead More →

Hello friends, I am so excited to introduce Tula Pink’s new book, Coloring with Thread.   photo by: The Quilting Company Coloring with Thread has 17 designs based on her best-selling fabric collections. Each project features a suggested color guide and illustrated tutorials for more than twenty embroidery stitches. If you are new to hand embroidery, this book will guide you kindly with tips and design inspirations. You can hand embroidery and finish as a hoop art or adapt on other projects just like me.   Stitched by Annette Millard,  photo by the Quilting Company It was hard but happy job to choose one designRead More →

I made this apron for my sewing time. Because I always hurry picking off threads all over my clothes when my girl’s school pickup time. Do you wear an apron when you cook? I think I wear most all the time unless I can’t find where I left it. 😉   I was lucky enough to receive the Simply Stitched with Applique by Yumiko Higuchi from Zakka Workshop. This book is filled with variety hand embroidery motifs that you can combine with felt and plain cotton fabric. I would like to use felt on my sewing illustration next time. Before I start stitching, I decided to makeRead More →

Hello friends, I made another knit pouch with my fabric collection Dear Diary. I don’t know how to knit but I love making knit pouches. haha. My Born to Knit Pouch pattern is up on SewingIllustration.com.             Have another beautiful new week! Minki xx  Read More →

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