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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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