Lecien:  1000Color Collection, L’s Mordern 2015 Spring, Retro 30’s Aurifil: Dark brown 40wt, Ivory 12wt Warm quilt batting DMC embroidery thread Sewing machine: Brother with Applique foot            Read More →

    I’m so thrilled to be a part of Erin’s blog hop for her charming new book Sweet Tweets. It was hard to choose which project to make, but I finally settled on the Rainy Day Bird Coaster. I love Erin’s style because it is so similiar to my own Sewing Illustration technique. Her simple, large motifs really make it easy for anyone to make these projects.       Because you always want two coasters when you are having a friend over for coffee, of course I couldn’t make just one. The first one I made I followed her design almost exactly (except I substituted laceRead More →

        Lecien, Flower Sugar Moda fabric Aurifil thread 40wt, 50wt Warm quilt batting   Printable PDF pattern download(contains 8pages of pattern): SewingIllustration.com   How to:   1.Trace the pattern on desired cotton print and cut.   2.Attach on the white T-shirt using glue stick   3.Sew the mat as picture.   4.Arrange the teacup, a saucer, coffee, foam and a spoon as the pattern and attach on the mat using glue stick.   5.Sew the outline 2-3times using dark brown color thread, leave 1-2mm edge.   6.machine quilt and add binding.   7.hand stitch around the teacup using 2 strands of pinkRead More →

DOWNLOAD Patterns: SewingIllustration.com           Drawing with sewing machine using Aurifil wool thread.   Lecein flower sugar: fat quarter shop quilt batting: Warm cotton labels: Etsy thread: Aurifil    Read More →

  For me, making a place mat is like a drawing. Linen is my canvas and colorful fabrics and thread are my paint. I can draw anything I imagine. And also, a place mat is like a writing a letter to me. I try to add a sweet little message so whomever use this mat would enjoy my letter during coffee break or tea time.   You had me at hello. It was such a brilliant expression. No one would get tired of hearing it or say it. 🙂     Most of my printed labels are from my family from Korea. But if youRead More →

I have a couple of bags of fabric scraps from the previous projects. They are too small to make something and too pretty to throw away. Whenever I have a time to sit down, I arrange all the little pieces as a big puzzle. I would like to share how to upcyle your tiny fabric scraps into “crazy quilt” kind all purpose mats.           I try to use neutral color lining so I can use both way depends on the ocassion.     HOW TO MAKE: You need: fusible interfacing, fabric scraps, lining Cut the fusible interfacing size of you desire.Read More →

                    Hi, my crafty friends! I am a big fan of coasters, tea mats, dessert mats……they add  homey feeling to any ordinary tea table. Last a couple of weeks were the busiest time for me to host guests from my country, Korea. She seemed to be really enjoying different environment- a big backyard, two story house, quiet neighborhood and of course, the food. For I  was a city girl like her, I had the feeling when I came to the United States a decade ago. Now I often call myself a “country” homemaker. 😉 What sheRead More →

        Beautiful Friday morning here. I hope you are enjoying the last two months of the year wherever you are. I want to share my tea mat idea today. I have made over hundreds of tea mats or mug rugs so far but still love making this little project.     First draw a simple cupcake shape on the paper and trace it on the fabric you like. Cut out each fabric pieces by hand.     finished size is 8inch x 5 1/2inch. cotton: 3inch x 5 1/2 inch (+seam) , linen: 5inch x 5 1/2inch(+seam) ,  back fabric 8inch xRead More →

            Hello! I made a cute snack mat last night. I just love the way it looks and want to share the tutorial with you. I tried to shoot every steps and even draw pattern. I hope you can make your version of snack mat that you can use over and over.     size: 11inch x 11inch print out the pattern and trace it on linen. cut out fabric pieces  and glue them on the linen.  you can skip this part and embroidery with colorful thread. I sew them with white thread first to secure.   Then with darkRead More →

We are all of us stars and we deserve to twinkle. -Marilyn Monroe-               *finished size is 8.5inch x 6inch, all seams are 1/4inches. Step1. Gather your fabric scraps and put batting under neath the fabrics.   Step2. With your sewing machine, sew all the fabrics together. Do it multiple times so fabric can stay together.   Step3.Write your favorite message with erasable  pen or Sharpie on the fabric.   Step4.Trace your messages with your sewing machine.   Step5. After finishing all the process, flip it over, close the opening by hand sewing. Decorate as your heart may desire.Read More →