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 →

Hello friends, With Back-to-School just around the corner, I have gathered my back to school project tutorials for WeAllSew, Bernina blog. You can find my instructions with step-by-step pictures by clicking the link. I hope it’s helpful for your last minute back to school sewing!   Back to School Mini Purse   Hexie Block Zip Pouch   Back to school DIY -Stationary pouch   You can find more bag and pouch patterns at my shop sewingillustration.com. My new book Zakka from the Heart will be out this October from Stash Books. I can’t wait to put it in your hands and hope to share more when it’s theRead 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 →

Hello friends, I am so excited to share my new Stitched Felt block pouch! The instruction is as same as my Chubby Pouch. You can purchase my pouch pattern here.       When Claire asked me what chubby meant long ago, I said it meant cute. I still think everything chubby is cute. 🙂   Here’s a short video that shows how to use Sizzix Big Shot machine and Die.   After cutting the desired shapes, arrange them on the quilted pouch front. Using a fabric glue or a school glue stick, attach the cutout shapes in place.   Hand stitch each element using embroideryRead More →

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 →

Hello April, I am happy to see you! Haute Handbags magazine, Spring issue is out today and my Hot air balloon pouch is inside.     I had fun playing with my new leather tag this morning. I wish I had it before so it could be featured in the magazine. 😉      New HANDMADE  leather tags are available to order at SewingIllustration.com.   “Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.”   Minki xxRead More →

Pattern will be available TOMORROW (May 5th) at my patternshop, SewingIllustration.com. Penny Rose Fabrics, Backyard Roses collection   Aurifil 80wt.   Penny Rose Fabrics, Milk  Sugar and Flower collection binding: Lecien Fabrics                      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 →