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. ūüėČ   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 →

August already? I can’t beleive summer is almost over. Soon I have to start worrying about kids’ lunch menu… ;( At least my little girl is ready for the school. ¬†I made this little pouch for her itty bitty school supplies but she says “Pack my snack here!” I think it’s good idea too!   My friends use it as their glasses case. I didn’t know my pouch has so many possiblities! This pouch tutorial is up on WeAllSew, Bernina blog today. There’s free downloadable pattern too. Don’t miss the chance to win a pair of scissors sponsored by Warm Crochet. Leave a comment onRead More →

      Today my pincushion tutorial is up on We All Sew, Bernina blog. My very first attempt for this stuffed mini cushion was almost 4 years ago. I wanted to use a basket full of pretty fabric scraps and my sewing illustration technique. So I started to draw little images I could think of on the linen pieces…… Find more story and you can download my free pincushions pattern as well. I hope you enjoy reading my pincushion story.   Minki xxRead More →

Today I share how to make this darling MINI BASKET Tutorial on Bernina’s blog, WeAllSew. We can never have enough storage and when it comes Christmas season, a handmade storage basket makes the best gift. Add personal charm with sewing machine embroidery faster than ever. I hope you enjoy making a one of a kind DIY fabric basket today. Find out easy step-by-step instructions and my hand drawn rose pattern + Enter a chance to win a autographed copy of my book(c0-authored with Kristin Esser), Sew Illustrated, 35 Charming Fabric & Thread Designs¬†on WeAllSew.                    Read More →

7 o’clock in the morning my Chloe’s friend knocked the door to go to school together. They sat on the dining table and chatted about the school, teachers, bugging boys and sort of 10 year old stuff. “My first grade teacher hated me. She didn’t even let me go pee.” “My first grade teacher liked me and my second grade teacher loved me and……” They were cute and I got to know that she was loved by all the teachers in her 6 years of school life.   Then I had an idea to show my gratitude for her teacher; making one of kind bookmarks!Read More →

I have always wanted to have one of those pretty hexie pillows or colorful crochet blankets. Sometimes you desperately want something but aren’t sure you can tackle the project. Making my own hexagon pillows is like this for me. When I found this hexie cheater print, sewing a pillow was the first thing that came to mind! I would like to share how I succeeded in making my dream hexie pillow in one day. I hope you like it. …… Check out the instructions with step photos here at WeAllSew blog from BERNINA.   fabric: ¬†Hexagon print by Yuwa from WestWoodAcres fabric. binding: Memoire ARead More →

I and my friend and co-author, Kristin made a video tutorial to show you how to use stamp sets for your sewing project. Transferring sewing illustration and embroidery designs is so easy using stamps. In this video I show you how to transfer the design and how to sewing illustration.    Read More →