Minki Kim

Minki Kim is a fabric and pattern designer with her own whimsical style. As a formally trained sculptor and self-taught sewist, she found that designing fabrics and creating art with fabric and thread were natural steps in her evolution as an artist.

Minki discovered sewing as a creative outlet when her children were small. She wanted to capture the beauty of ordinary moments, first with hand embroidery and later recreating them with her sewing machine and fabric—literally drawing with thread. Capturing ordinary moments in beautiful sewing illustrations to make keepsake snapshots of daily life has become her signature style.

The author of Sew Illustrated and Diary in Stitches (by C&T Publishing), Minki has also designed several fabric collections for Riley Blake Designs. She is originally from Korea but now calls Southern California home. She lives with her husband and three daughters.