My new Quilted Block Pouch pattern is listed on my shop! I hope you enjoy making these sweet pouches and be ready for the holiday! 🙂       Happy sewing! Minki xx  Read More →

Hi friends, It’s been a while that I drew something with my sewing machine. So I drew this sewing tray and finished as a scrappy version of my Little Friend zip pouch. I like how it came out although I kind of regret that I used gray thread instead of black and that scissor looks too big….well, I hope I will do better next time.  😀 Oh, and I am very happy that my Someday Graphic Tan fabric goes well with linen! I hope you agree with me. *wink* You can find my downloadable PDF pattern on my shop SewingIllustration.com.          Read More →

August already? I can’t beleive summer is almost over. Soon I have to start worrying about kids’ lunch menu… ;( At least my little girl is ready for the school.  I made this little pouch for her itty bitty school supplies but she says “Pack my snack here!” I think it’s good idea too!   My friends use it as their glasses case. I didn’t know my pouch has so many possiblities! This pouch tutorial is up on WeAllSew, Bernina blog today. There’s free downloadable pattern too. Don’t miss the chance to win a pair of scissors sponsored by Warm Crochet. Leave a comment onRead More →

My Just for you Pouch was featured in Sewing World magazine June issue. There is a DIGITAL version of Sewing Would magazine available here. With a confirm from the Sewing World magazine, here are more details and How-to pages. Fabric from Lecien Fabric, Retro 30’s Collection Linen from Joann Fabric store Aurifil 12wt. for both words and topstitch.        Read More →

Pattern available at SewingIllustration.com Finished size: 10″ wide x 8″ tall x 2.5″ deep Special thanks for my great pattern testers: Veronica of Vivid Felicity Debbie of  Happy little Cottage Kristin of They grow up too fast                  Read 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 →

DOWNLOAD Patterns: SewingIllustration.com                     Rainy day with a sip of black coffee, I started doodle without any plan or intention. Then I picked up some fabrics from my stash basket and cut out the shapes with scissors. After many times of sewing which I truly enjoy, I got to have a new pouch. How I love this kind of day and life. I hope you are well there and have a bit of rain or shine as you wish.   Love, MinkiRead More →

Finished size: 8inch x 7inch x 2inch Sources: Linen: Gray lien line Lecien & Moda fabric: Fat Quarter Shop Milk,Sugar and Flower: Penny Rose Fabric Thread: Aurifil Red dot canvas : Imported, printed in Japan. Embroidery Floss: DMC                Read More →

Hello, my friend! I would like to share how to make this cute little pouch today. As it is super easy and simple, you have to be careful to stop making more and more 🙂 I was like that and I don’t have anything left.  My clever idea is to hand stitch my name so I won’t be able to give anybody. lol.             You need: 2 cotton fabric pieces( 13inch x 13inch), 2 strings(18inch), 2 circle fabric(3 1/2inch wide),  buttons, embroidery thread Put right side together, sew, leave a hole. trim the edge.   Through the hole, pull insideRead More →

        Hello, my friends all over the world! 🙂 Thanks so much for the sweet comment it cheers me a lot! Sorry for not reply you  right back because I recently got so many spams. Hubby is working on to block them. Today I want to introduce you my oh-so-handy pouch. I spent good amount of time to provide you an easy and helpful tutorial. I hope you would like it. Like my other sewing goods, this pouch is so cute and practical, you would hardly stop making more and more. 🙂 FYI, I made two last night and I want toRead More →

All of my three daughters love to draw.  Whenever I go out, I would usually toss into my bag pieces of coloring paper, crayons, and something to write with for my kids to keep busy.  When I’m in hurry, I would forget to bring crayons or pencils.  So often I find myself sheepishly asking the waiter to borrow pens for my kids to doodle on napkins.  But that’s a thing of the past.  I am determined to be more organized! I finally made my own portable drawing kit!  I no longer have to bother those busy waiters for pens.   This 5×6.5 inch portable kit keepsRead More →

I am always jealous of people who has beautiful piles of fabrics.  It seems like fabric rules the everything in the sewing world. Don’t you agree with me? When I bump into someone’s sewing work, my first impression is ‘if I had the same fabrics……’. And one day, I told myself let’s not compare what I don’t have instead, I tried to pull all the possibility that I could do with what I have at the moment. I think that was the beginning of my sewing illustration. Today I want to share how to create illustrated fabric with plain white linen. I hope it’s helpful toRead More →

  It’s another beautiful Friday. Kids and hubby went where they belong to and I am enjoying this calm morning. Today I would like to share my upcycled jean bag idea. I made 4 crossbody bags for my 3 girls and myself. Other bags I made them before were forgotten but this jean bag has been loved still. (the amount of time and effort really doesn’t matter for the receivers. They only care “the look.” *wink*)     Step1. Cut your jean as the picture shown and decorate with colorful fabric stashes.   Step2.Iron fusible batting on the wrong side of the jean.   Step3.CutRead More →

Beautiful Thursday here. How are you there? I’d like to share my lunch bag tutorial today.     I made two lunch bags for my daughters when they were 1st grade and Kindergartner. It was hard to find right size lunch bag for 6 years old girl’s lunch box at the store. So I measured my girl’s lunch box and create the exact size lunch bag that I no longer worried about a pretty packed lunch ruined on the way to school.     *all seams are 0.25inch Step1. Measure your lunch box and decide the wide and the hight. Allow space for easy puttingRead More →

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