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 →

Another rainy day! I couldn’t stop using my Stitched illustration, so I made a medium size zipper pouch. Finished size: 7″wide x 9 1/2″ long Batting: I used ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable. If you want to make a sturdy bag and pouch that holds it’s shape, I highly recommend Soft and Stable. It’s thiner than other product that makes sewing super easy. And I used Aurifil 12 weight threads for my hand embroidery for the first time and I love the results!   I attached the zipper by hand at the last step. One of my Pincushion 2017 illustrations. And I added “handmade” as anRead More →

  You can purchase my Stitched illustration here. I used Aurifil 2630 28weight thread. I didn’t make any pouch instructions. If you want to know how to make zipper pouches, check my old zipper pouch posts.       Fabrics and cotton ribbons from Dailylike Canada        Read More →

Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities. -Michael Josephson-   When I woke up this morning I found out that there were almost 400 Pattern download registrations! I could notice the power of “FREE”. 😉 I am so excited to see all your makes and 2017 will be a new chapter for Sewing Illustration. Thank you so much for joining my Pincushion SewAlong and share your talent with us. Tonight will be sleepless, my friend.   Did you know that I used dark purple thread? TryRead More →

  As the year winds down, I wanted to thank you for continuing to visit my little corner of the internet. This year was very meaningful to me.; I officially became an author and has been lucky enough to work with many talented people, awesome brands and unique fabric shops. I continue to be so, so grateful for where I am and that you do. Wherever in the world you are, may you bring in the new year safely and with joy.   My little gift to you is Sew Illustrated Pincushion SewAlong! First, go to my patternshop Sewingillustration.com and get my new Pincushion2017 patternRead 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 →

Kristin and I was taking over C&T Publishing‘s Instagram for the last week. We tried to tell the story of sewing illustration – where it started, how to use it to preserve memories and give gifts from the heart.   I have stacks and stacks of scrapbooks that I created every month for several years. Sew illustration got its start by hand stitching my kids’ artwork on the cover of each one. One day I wondered if I could stitch an illustration with a sewing machine. With a bit of determination and a small sewing machine tucked in the corner – a signature style wasRead More →

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