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Sue Kim

Sue shares her patterns and creativity on her popular website, ithinksew.com. She started sewing when she was ten years old and has always had a passion for crafts. She earned a master’s degree in ancient Asian theater. However, she kept sewing and designing as a hobby until, luckily, she was asked to be a sewing instructor at a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store. That expanded into requests to teach in several quilt shops. The quilt shop owners also encouraged her to start her own pattern business.

Her first patterns were for small bags and clutches, and eventually she was asked to make a pattern book of bags and clutches. Many of the patterns Sue sells are downloadable PDF patterns. She has completed several books of patterns and has become an independent pattern designer, writing for several publishers and pattern companies.

Sue has countless ideas; her sketchbook is never empty.



Publications

Bags—The Modern Classics

Author: Sue Kim

The bag makes the outfit!

Turn your favorite fabrics into a fashion statement! From chic wristlets to functional carryalls (and everything in between), each project includes a full-sized pattern, easy-to-follow instructions, and inspirational photos. All the sewing basics you need are here, and you will learn some more ambitious techniques such as stitching hook-and-loop tapes, making darts and pleats, and attaching magnetic snaps or zippers.

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Baby Boutique

Author: Sue Kim

Welcome a new baby with these exquisite keepsakes

There’s nothing more heartwarming than an exquisite handmade keepsake for a little one. In this charming collection, popular designer Sue Kim puts her signature style into 16 projects to welcome a new baby. You’ll find patterns for hats, bibs, booties, blankets, toys, diaper bags, and so much more. All the projects are presented with beautiful photography that highlights various infant-friendly fabric options...

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Boutique Casual for Boys & Girls

Author: Sue Kim

Make, Mix, and Match: 20 stylish projects for your children’s wardrobe

Leave it to expert seamstress Sue Kim to make sewing children’s clothing approachable, creative, and above all, so much fun. Her delightful collection of 17 projects will appeal to sewists of all levels with its simple instructions, helpful step-by-step photographs, and full-size patterns. The garments coordinate to make outfits, and each pattern is given in 6 sizes (12 months, 18 months, 2, 3, 4, and 5).

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Boutique Bags

Author: Sue Kim

• Classic Style for Modern Living • 19 Projects • 76 Bags

Hit the town with chic, modern bags for any occasion! Best-selling pattern maker Sue Kim’s latest collection includes 19 fashionable projects, from a metal-framed clutch to a classy carryall. Learn to sew darts, ruffles, and other design elements for a professional finish. Try out first-hand how a simple change in fabric offers a whole new look. With full-size patterns and straightforward construction, these bags are on-trend and runway worthy.

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Perfect Patchwork Bags

Author: Sue Kim

15 Projects to Sew - From Clutches to Market Bags

Work that patchwork with 15 modern quilted bags from experienced pattern designer Sue Kim! From a roomy market tote to a tablet sleeve and handy backpack, these simple patchwork purses are fun to quilt and carry. Instructions on pockets, straps, zippers, piping, and hardware will help confident beginners achieve a professional finish. Full-size pattern pieces are included, along with a gallery of alternate colorways (including all-solid versions) for each project!

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2278 Misses' & Baby's Shoes

Author: Sue Kim

Misses' shoes and Baby's shoes in three sizes (S,M,L).

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Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Projects Using Cottons

Author: Patricia Hoskins (9 Unique designs by Sue Kim!)

This One-Yard Wonders collection organizes projects by fabric type so that you can make the most of each cloth’s unique characteristics. Find the best uses for all your different fabrics as you learn to use stretchy jersey knits for a ruffle scarf, lightweight cotton voile for a girl’s sundress, and sturdy corduroy for a tote. Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions are provided for 101 projects, each requiring just a single yard of fabric. Get inspired and show off your individual style, one yard at a time!

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Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders: Little One-Yard Wonders

Author: Patricia Hoskins (9 Unique designs by Sue Kim!)

Irresistible Clothes, Toys, and Accessories You Can Make for Babies and Kids

Little One-Yard Wonders features 101 inventive projects that can be completed in just a few hours and are sure to delight the little one in your life. Step-by-step illustrated instructions, close-up photographs, and pattern pieces make it easy to create adorable items with just one yard of fun, patterned fabric. Whether you’re furnishing your nursery, making new clothes for a growing child, or creating a unique gift for a baby shower, this collection has the perfect project for you.

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Quilted Gifts from Your Scraps & Stash

Author: Annie's (Contributed by Sue Kim!)

Providing quilters with numerous ideas for thoughtful gifts, this book makes practical and economical use of often discarded scraps of fabric. The dozens of projects, which are helpfully organized by completion time, cover a range of skill levels that will satisfy both beginning and seasoned crafters. Supported by hundreds of illustrations and photographs, this guidebook is the ideal companion for any crafter wanting to finally find a use for leftover scraps and stashes.

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All About Kids!(FabShop News Issue 101)

Author: The Fabric Shop Network

· ‘Another Opening, Another Show’ · Ideation: Generating Ideas to Grow Your Business · All About Kids! · Fat Quarter Fever · Vendor Relations · Precut Survey Results

Haute Handbags

Author: Stampington & Company

How do you carry it? That’s the question Somerset Studio & Belle Armoire would like to help answer through our exciting special publication titled Haute Handbags. Whether we use purses, clutches, totes, portfolios, sacks, bags, or attachés, there are many styles made with an astounding array of materials emerging from all corners of the creative world – all vying to be made and enjoyed!

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Haute Handbags Autumn 2013

Author: Stampington & Company

Covering a wide variety of techniques, you will be amazed by the bags created by Ruth Rae, Kelly Billeaudeaux, Viv Sliwka, and many more in the new Haute Handbags! Learn how to create your own iPad cozy, and read how you can stitch rug and leather into a yoga bag. From mixed-media and free-form stitched bags to bohemian meets shabby-chic inspired clutches and repurposed plastic bags — this issue is filled with delectable sights from beginning to end.

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Quilter's world(Febuary 2009)

Author: Quilter's world

Quilter's world released one of our most popular pattern! The Black Lily!