Hello friends! Today I had a tea time with my friend down the street. Then I realized that I didn’t have any cute mats for my hot tea pot. Is it only me? I have made so many bags but there’re certain sizes I don’t have and after making countless number of mats – snack mats, tea mats, table mats… I still don’t have a kettle mat!! I grabbed one of my old drawings and made this Strawberry  mat. I am going to invite my friend soon again. haha You can download my strawberry drawing on my patternshop SewingIllustration.com for free. 🙂 I used myRead More →

Hello friends! I am goting to host my Always Mini Sew Along through this month. You can purchase the pattern on my patternshop SewingIllustration.com for $1.99! And find my tutorial here. My mini quilt size is 16” x 16” but you are welcome to twist in any other form!     Enter your process & finished picture on Instagram with hashtag #alwaysminisal. One lucky winner will receive the below prizes from  Incomparable buttons and Warm-Crochet. I will announce the winner on 30th. I hope to see your project!!   Thanks for joining and enjoy this beautiful season! Minki xx  Read More →

      Believe it or not, Elea Lutz was the first fabric designer I got to know when I was preparing my first book, “Sew Illustrated” with my friend Kristin Esser. I liked her Milk, Sugar and Flower collection very much and was so curious on how she did it and wanted to know her more.   Today is my second time that I take a part in her new line showcase, Little Dolly for Penny Rose Fabrics. Am I excited? Heck, yeah! It’s about DOLLS! Don’t forget that I am a mother of three girls who grew up with handmade dolls!   When I receivedRead More →

Today at WeAllSew, Bernina blog, I share various ideas of using a stamp set for your sewing proejcts. Visit WeAllSew, to read more and enter to win four sets of my stamp sets.       Did you know my SEW VERY HAPPY  set and SEWING LABELS set are on sale at Altenew.com? 🙂     Here is my video tutorial how I use a stamp set. Another video that shows how I sew design with sewing machine. Are you making any hexies today? 😉   Happy sewing, Minki xx    Read More →

Do you remember my Hexie Quilt that was featured in Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine issue 47? I loved my very first hexie quilt so much and thought there must be someone felt the same. So I came up this fun sew along idea. What do you think? You can download the templates at Love Patchwork & Quilting website.   Sewing Illustration Hexie Quilt Sew Along just started today through my Instagram and it will continue until the end of June. If  you make any hexie quilt that contains sewing illustraion (a.k.a machine applique), please upload your picture on Instagram with hashtag #HexieQuiltSAL. I haveRead 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 →

It’s May already! Are you enjoying beautiful May? It’s my daughter’s birthday month and my girls are already waiting for the summer break. I like vacation because I don’t need to worry about lunch menu (all my three girls don’t like school lunch.) but I don’t like them fighting. lol May is a very busy and fun month at the same time, any way. My Shine your light tote bag was featured on Homespun magazine May issue and that makes this month more fun, for sure.         One side has a big pocket and   the other side has a small pocket.Read More →

Today is a good day to call a friend for a little tea time. Double your tea time by adding handmade touch. Pop on a tea cozy to keep things toasty while the tea is brewing. It will always keep your tea warm between cups! My Spring tea time set tutorial is on WeAllSew, Bernina blog. Check out instructions with step-by-step photos and my hand-drawn patterns.                 Happy weekend, Minki    Read More →

Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine issue 47 is out in UK and available to digital download today. My sew illustrated Hexie Quilt is inside.   photo by Love Patchwork and Quilting   My sewing themed illustrations are inside of the magazine.   You need these many hexies to make the mini quilt.   And do you remember my old sew-illustrated hexies?   I made  this mini quilt first and then sewing themed one later for LP&Q. I was inspired by Nicole’s modern hexies.   Fabric and Notions used: Lecien fabrics Aurifil 28wt dark thread, 50wt neutral thread Warm & White batting    Read 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 →

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 →

            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 →

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 →

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 →

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