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?

Try variety colors instead of focusing on black or brown thread only. That’s my secret tip for you. 😉

I cut fabrics 3.5inch square and sew with 1/4″ seam allowance. Finished pincushion size is 3″ suqare.

And you may already knew, I used;

Stem-A-Seam 2 fusible web by Warm Company.

Liberty fabrics from Ava and Neve

Linen mix fabric from JoAnn Fabric store

Aurifil 2000, Aurifil 1240, both 50-weight

Cotton ribbons from Dailylike Canada





Don’t forget to post your pincushions with hashtag #pincushion2017SAL and #SewIllustrated.


Again, Happy New Year, my friend!




  1. So sorry to bother you, but I am not seeing the directions for these. They are so cute!

  2. Thanks so much for the adorable patterns!

    1. Author

      Hi Susie,
      I am so glad that I decided to share my pattern so I can hear from you. 🙂 Hope your day is peaceful.

  3. Thank you for offering your patterns and explanations. I love your style. I made an Advent Calendar inspired by your designs and would love to show it to you, how can I do that ? Maybe I should wake my blog up again.

    1. Author

      My Advent Calendar is one of my favorite makes and I am so happy that it inspired you. We will have homemade Christmas every year!!
      Thank you so so much for your sweet comment.

  4. Love these new designs for 2017 Minki and the purple thread looks wonderful – might have to try it! You are so kind to share with us your humble admirers too. So looking forward to this new SAL! A most happy 2017 to you and your family! xx

    1. Author

      Ann, your kind words are truly appreciated. It makes me want to create better and share more. I treasure your kindness.

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