Hello friends, Morning is cold now. I can’t believe no matter how busy I spend my day, season changes a step ahead of me. Well, I think I should learn how to enjoy rather  than chasing the tails of the time. Right? I have been busy creating this roomy pouch for the last weekend. I hope you like it as much as I do. The pattern is up on my pattern shop Sewingillustration.com now.             Thanks again. It was nice to see you today! Minki xx    Read 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 →

Block zipper pouch is one of my favorite project and I guess it’s many people’s favorite too. I see over 1200people pinned my pouch  on Pinterest. Horay! If you are not so scared of sewing a zipper, this pouch is just too cute not to make. I hope you enjoy making as I did.         Decorate with button, yoyos, doilies or felt. Anything you can find around home but it is still  just as cute as it is.   You need: linen, floral cotton, lining, fusible batting(4oz), fusible interfacing, zipper, cotton or leather label, button, felt, embroidery thread Measurement: add 1/4″seam toRead More →

Hi my sewing and crafty friends! I’d like to show you how to create your own illustrated fabric with your sewing machine today. My sister sent me this cute sea themed linen (botton of the pouch) from Japan. I have kept thinking the perfect way to use this eye-candy and finally came up with this zip pouch. Yes, I am very poud of my idea and can’t wait to show my creation to my sister.     If you have any fabric that you don’t know how to match with, I hope my idea would be helpful.     1.First, cut the 2 piecesRead More →

  I had to beg my 4 year old daughter to take this picture. To make something is quite enjoyable, yet taking pictures of my creation is rather “work” to me. After a very important mission well done, she is enjoying her lollypop now. Couple of months ago I made this card. I wanted to recreate similar image on this pouch. (read more about this card) Below is step by step pictures to help you understand how to make this “air balloon” pouch. Finished size is approx. 5 1/2inch x 7inch With sewing machine, trace air balloon and then hand stitch the clouds. (howRead More →

Hello! I can’t believe it’s already December! I hope you have many good plans for the last month of the year! My new Triangle Pouch tutorial is up on my YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/minkikim And my new Trinity Pouch PDF pattern is on my online shop. You can get it at introductory price until Sunday 6th December 2020. Thanks for stopping by! Minki xxRead More →

Hello friends, I have been busy making these Hexie Block Pouch lately. Until a few years ago, I didn’t know anything about English Paper Piecing. With a help of my talented friend and EPP books, making hexagons became one of my favorite thing when I am around with my family, aka watching TV. haha I share how to make a hexagon, how to connect, remove papers from the hexagon panel. You can skip that part if you are a EPP pro. Don’t miss how I turn your English Paper Piecing creation to a charming zipper pouch or a cross-body bag! Grab your favorite fabricsRead More →

Hello, My new Scrappy Zipper Pouch YouTube tutorial is up on my channel, MinkiKim. The template is same as my Little Friend Zip pouch and you can order the PDF pattern in my shop. This little pouch is a good way to use your favorite fabric stashes and would make a charming gift for any occasion! I hope you enjoy making one or two…or many more like I did! Thank you for visiting and don’t miss subscribing my YouTube channel! Minki xxRead More →

Boxy Zipper Pouch pattern at SewingIllustration.com       Fabric and notions: Bunnies and Blossoms collection by Lauren Nash for Riley Blake Designs Soft and Stable by Annie Wool Felt from Taylored Expressions Scissors and red stripe ribbon from Studio Carta Custom Leather Tag      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 →

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 →

  Finished size: 6″ x 6″ x 4″ PDF Pattern download: sewingillustration.com (Pattern contains diagram, measurement, Camera illustration) Lecein, Flower Sugar Maison Aurifil thread 40wt for Camera Sewing illustration, 50wt for basic sewing Warm quilt batting Natural Linen: JoAnn cotton ribbon: imported from Korea                         How to make:     Iron fusible interfacing   *if you don’t have 12″ zipper like me, attach the same fabric both ends.   Sew zipper After attach the zipper, sew 1/8″ from the zipper, both side. (optional)         For the lining, you can iron fusible interfacingRead More →

  I am a self-taught sewer. My very first project was placemats.  Then I made over hundreds of mug rugs with my sewing illustration on. I still enjoy making mug rugs because it is a simple project and easy to give. Giving is the beauty of being a crafter. 🙂 These days, I am into making pouches as you can tell.  I am almost running out of zippers although my mother and sister sent me very cute ones from Korea. Does anybody know where I can get pretty zippers with a reasonable price? (please email me to zeriano@naver.com  I will be thrilled if I hearRead More →

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