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 Yourself™ 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 →

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 →

My Valentine’s Day tags were featured in Homespun magazine February 2016. I am so happy that I can share my patterns finally. It’s available for purchase at Sewingillustration.com   This bunny is not included because it’s drawn by Claire when she was 5. 😉 She has been giving me many other bunnies but this is my favorite. Kids drawings rapidly changes and gets fancy; all of sudden every eye has long eyelashes and simple hands gets five fingers and even nails! This is not good for mama to recreate. 🙁               My dear friend Sedef made using the patternRead More →

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