Skip Nav
Decor Inspiration
10 Things It Girls Always Have in Their Living Rooms
The Real Housewives of Orange County
20 Photos of Heather Dubrow's New Mansion So Grand They'll Knock Your Manolos Off
Decor Shopping
19 Storage Solutions So Chic You Won’t Believe They’re From IKEA

Miyuki Sakai's Sewing Illustrations in Martha Stewart Living

Artist of the Day: Miyuki Sakai

I spotted this spread in the June issue of Martha Stewart Living and fell absolutely in love. San Francisco-based, Osaka-bred artist Miyuki Sakai creates these gorgeous sewing illustrations with nothing but a sewing machine, a straight stitch, and 200 different colors of thread. For the issue, Sakai created beautiful floral plate illustrations, which I think would make a wonderful trompe l'oeil effect on a placemat or tablecloth. But she also sews still life, street life, and portrait illustrations which are equally charming hung in a frame or stitched to a pillow. Here are a few of my favorites.




Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
How to Throw a Sewing Party
How to DIY a Sewing Kit in a Jar
How to Make a Burp Cloth
How to Make a Valance Out of Dust Ruffle
How to Sew Appliqués Onto a Pillow
How-To: Curtain a Room For Under $20
Have You Ever Sewn a Slipcover?

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Home & Garden
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds