Sew Illustrated , 35 Fabric and Thread Designs is the newly released and much anticipated book by the talented duo Minki Kim and Kristin Esser. It is bursting with gorgeous and colourful designs using the Sewing Illustration techniques that Minki has become renowned for. What I love most about this book, is that the projects have that wonderful Zakka aesthethic that you find in Japanese craft books. Using natural linen and colourful printed cottons, Minki and Kristin have designed a range of sweet and useful items to use around your home or to give as gifts. Sew Illustrated includes instructions for making 16 Zakka projects and you have the option of customising the items with the sewing illustrations of your choice. So many inspiring designs and projects to choose from.
Although I have dabbled in raw edge applique, I have never made such small applique projects before. Minki and Krstin have included a helpful chapter that shows you all the techniques and tips you will need to create successful sewing illustrations. I couldn’t wait to get started! I couldn’t resist the sewing and baking themed pincushions that I have long been admiring on Minki’s instagram feed. They were so much fun to make. I especially loved choosing just the right fabric scraps for each project and fussy cutting the design to make an original sewing illustration.
Who can resist a gingham sewing machine?
These pincushions were such a quick and fun little project. It is hard to stop at one …. All the projects in the book are beautifully photographed and styled. The book includes full sized patterns, and the illustrations are printed on iron-on transfer paper so they are easy to transfer to your project.
I also made the Tea Mat which features a stack of tea cups. I loved adding the embroidery detail around the outside edge.
C & T Publishing are generously giving away a copy of Sew Illustrated at every stop on the blog tour. If the winner is in the USA, they will receive a hard copy of the book. If the winner is International, they will win an eBook. To enter, simply log into the rafflecopter giveaway box below with your email address or facebook account. Complete as many of the giveaway options as you wish – if you already follow A Spoonful of Sugar or Minki Kim and Kristin Esser on instagram etc, just click the button below for an automatic entry. Giveaway is open World Wide until September 3, 2016 . The winner will be notified by email and announced here on this post. Good Luck!
Sew Illustrated is available from Amazon. Fabric I used in these projects is Old New 30’s 2016 by Lecien Fabrics (available from Ministry of Fabric and Sew Stitching Happy), and Retro 30’s Child Smile 2016 (available from Sew Stitching Happy).
We hope you will follow along on the Blog Tour. Check out the stops below to see what these talented designer are making from Sew Illustrated.
August 15: C&T Publications
August 16: nanaCompany
August 17: zakkaArt
August 18: Down Grapevine Lane
August 19: A Spoonful of Sugar
August 20: chick chick sewing
August 21: Stacy Olson
August 22: happy little cottage
August 23: GenerationQ Magazine
August 24: Sarana Ave
August 25: cafenohut
August 26: Oh,how sweet
August 27: Tied with a Ribbon
August 28: VividFelicity
August 29: Lilabelle Lane Creations
August 30: ellis & higgs
August 31: pretty by hand
September 1: Elnora Chambers on Instagram
September 2: Cloverand Violet
September 3: Auribuzz