FREE sewing pattern for a stylish trail bag!

So, here we have yet another free sewing pattern for all you sewing lovers!  This time, our chosen project will let you make a super wearable tote bag not only in one size, but two!  Just goes to show we really love bags, and can’t have enough of them!

This sewing project is recommended for those with an intermediate level of experience.  The original bags were made using Robert Kaufman fabrics, as shown in the pictures below.  We have added some more fabrics from our shop to help you get inspired.

Tote bags are a wonderful item to make out of pieces of beautiful fabric you still have around, waiting for the right project to come their way.  However, they are also a great reason to buy fabrics purposefully: especially, if you find the pattern a little challenging, having the perfect fabric for it will give you extra motivation to test your skills!

Please do send us pictures of your finished project, if you decide to give this a go. We love seeing what you create, and sharing it!

Get started on making one of these!

Get started on making one of these!

These bags are SO stylish!

These bags are SO stylish!

green black Robert Kaufman triangle diamond linen cotton fabric Arroyo Essex

green black Robert Kaufman triangle diamond linen cotton fabric Arroyo Essex

light taupe Robert Kaufman fabric black star shape Psychedelia

light taupe Robert Kaufman fabric black star shape Psychedelia

natural color Robert Kaufman fabric with shapes

natural color Robert Kaufman fabric with shapes

Robert Kaufman navy blue shape fabric

Robert Kaufman navy blue shape fabric

Robert Kaufman canvas fabric with stripes

Robert Kaufman canvas fabric with stripes

Sevenberry stripe canvas fabric by Robert Kaufman

Sevenberry stripe canvas fabric by Robert Kaufman

brown Essex yarn dyed homespun fabric by Robert Kaufman

brown Essex yarn dyed homespun fabric by Robert Kaufman

taupe canvas fabric with dots by Robert Kaufman

taupe canvas fabric with dots by Robert Kaufman

FREE sewing pattern for a gorgeous large bag!

There usually comes a time around November when you can’t help thinking about Christmas presents.  Soon, you find yourself closely looking at shop windows, and almost unintendedly entering shops and browsing products while making the daily rounds… That is just another sweet symptom of the yearly Christmas fever!

Well, here is a beautiful item that will lend style to your Christmas shopping quest:  an awesome one handle bag made with Kokka fabrics, featuring an original sewing pattern by Japanese designer Yui Tamaki.  She certainly makes the most out of the catchy deer fabric chosen for the project!

As you will see in the images included below, the bag looks both casual and elegant, thanks to its simple lines, the witty addition of a metal ring and, first and foremost, the gorgeous embroidered echino fabric with its rich colours and texture!  We have added in some pictures of other Japanese fabrics, to help you get inspired.

This is not a difficult project, so go ahead and try this wonderful free sewing pattern by Kokka at once!  Surely you noticed already that such a gorgeous deer bag is also a great gift for fashion lovers?  Do send us pictures of your finished projects, we love seeing and sharing them!

You can make one of these as a gift for someone!

You can make one of these as a gift for someone!

orange echino embroidered canvas fabric with deer stag animal circle dot

orange echino embroidered canvas fabric with deer stag animal circle dot

grey echino embroidered canvas fabric with deer stag animal circle dot

grey echino embroidered canvas fabric with deer stag animal circle dot

blue echino embroidered canvas fabric with deer stag animal circle dot

blue echino embroidered canvas fabric with deer stag animal circle dot

light taupe echino embroidered canvas fabric with deer stag animal circle dot

light taupe echino embroidered canvas fabric with deer stag animal circle dot

natural color echino canvas laminate fabric stag red dot Sambar

natural color echino canvas laminate fabric stag red dot Sambar

natural color echino canvas laminate fabric stag dark blue dot Sambar

natural color echino canvas laminate fabric stag dark blue dot Sambar

sea green echino canvas fabric with shape silver metallic Triangle

sea green echino canvas fabric with shape silver metallic Triangle

grey echino canvas fabric with shape silver metallic Triangle

grey echino canvas fabric with shape silver metallic Triangle

lime green echino embroidered canvas fabric with triangle bird animal

lime green echino embroidered canvas fabric with triangle bird animal

turquoise-green echino embroidered canvas fabric with triangle bird animal

turquoise-green echino embroidered canvas fabric with triangle bird animal

Gudetama free wallpapers and 5th Anniversary!

We are celebrating lots of kawaii characters’ anniversaries this Autumn, did you notice it?  Gudetama also turned five in September, and we have come across a few great celebration images to share with you!

Gudetama may likely be the most original of Sanrio’s characters in terms of personality and attitude, and this certainly adds to its popularity.   This lazy apathetic egg yolk finds life too tough, usually makes grumpy remarks, and would rather retire into his shell or curl under a slice of bacon on pretty much every occasion, out of pure existential tiredness.

As you know, kawaii mascots of every kind are most common in Japan, where eggs are also a staple food.  Sanrio decidedly found the right combination when they created this weirdly cute food mascot! 

Do take a look at some Gudetama free wallpapers here, which you will definitely enjoy if you are a Gudetama fan.  Of course, we also have great Gudetama items available in our online shop.  Which of the images below do you like best?  Tell us!

Gudetama in space!

Gudetama in space!

We're feeling a bit hungry now...

We’re feeling a bit hungry now…

How kawaii!

How kawaii!

Gudetama being lazy, as usual!

Gudetama being lazy, as usual!

scented Gudetama cream puff squishy

scented Gudetama cream puff squishy

slow rising Gudetama roll cake squishy by Sanrio

slow rising Gudetama roll cake squishy by Sanrio

Gudetama Japan sport Re-Ment miniature blind box

Gudetama Japan sport Re-Ment miniature blind box

orange funny Gudetama egg yolk pencil case by Kamio from Japan

orange funny Gudetama egg yolk pencil case by Kamio from Japan

Gudetama egg yolk holding bacon earphone clip accessory

Gudetama egg yolk holding bacon earphone clip accessory

Introducing a new San-X character: Corocorocoronya!

Now, isn’t this just wonderful?   There is yet another new San-X character who recently arrived in our shop, and we are delighted to be making the introductions here!  Dear audience, meet the super cute cat with a funny name, Corocorocoronya!  Below, you will see four wonderful free wallpapers of Corocorocoronya and friends, and some other images!

Corocorocoronya is a shy, yellowish, small tabby cat who lives on a street corner.  When scared, he likes hiding in a pastry cone, right where the filling should be!  Sometimes, he wears the bread cone as a hat, and if you look carefully, you will notice the dark patch on his brow resembles a cone, too! 

Corocorocoronya usually wanders around with a tiny ghost-like pet called Cream, who is said to be made of… whipped cream!  They both enjoy making sweets and bread.  He also has a good cat friend who seems to be more outgoing, Paripi-chan.  He is always using his smartphone, and prefers to stick his furry grey head into a slice of bread, instead!

There are some animals that easily make the top positions in any cuteness ranking: Cats, of course, but also rabbits, puppies, birds…do you have a favourite kawaii animal species?  Tell us which, and why!

What a kawaii wallpaper!

What a kawaii wallpaper!

It's Corocorocoronya with his friends!

It’s Corocorocoronya with his friends!

Oops, he's feeling a bit shy!

Oops, he’s feeling a bit shy!

What are they making?

What are they making?

This little cat is super cute!

This little cat is super cute!

Which cat here is your favorite?

Which cat here is your favorite?

Big San-X cream Corocorocoronya cat plush toy

Big San-X cream Corocorocoronya cat plush toy

orange-brown Corocorocoronya pouch by San-X

orange-brown Corocorocoronya pouch by San-X

Corocorocoronya pouch San-X

Corocorocoronya pouch San-X

light turquoise San-X Corocorocoronya pouch

light turquoise San-X Corocorocoronya pouch

orange San-X Corocorocoronya cat paw plush toy squishy

orange San-X Corocorocoronya cat paw plush toy squishy

FREE sewing pattern for a charming sewing kit!

Today we bring you yet another great FREE sewing pattern!  This one is just perfect for beginners, so you can try it even if you have just taken up sewing.  Besides, you will be able to create your own handmade sewing kit, which now will undoubtedly come in handy!

Check the pictures below for an overview of what this free sewing project has to offer.  The delightful set was originally made with Robert Kaufman fabrics.  It includes a neat sewing machine cover that will help protect your “best friend” from dust and humidity…and matching pin cushions!  There is a long one smartly attached to the sewing machine with an elastic band, and the cutest individual pin cushions…bet you can’t make just one!!

We have added some more images of sewing themed fabrics to help you find inspiration.  And if you are looking for Christmas gift ideas, note that a sewing kit like the one created with this free pattern would make an awesome present for anyone who loves stitching and dressmaking, whether a beginner or a seasoned expert!

Remember to send us photos of your creations, if you decide to take this up!  We would love to see and share them!

How kawaii is this sewing machine cover?

How kawaii is this sewing machine cover?

These pin cushions are adorable!!

These pin cushions are adorable!!

children fabric by Robert Kaufman with colorful squares

children fabric by Robert Kaufman with colorful squares

Robert Kaufman patchwork style panel fabric

Robert Kaufman patchwork style panel fabric

Robert Kaufman cream scissor fabric

Robert Kaufman cream scissor fabric

Robert Kaufman white sewing thread fabric

Robert Kaufman white sewing thread fabric

baby animal panel fabric by Robert Kaufman

baby animal panel fabric by Robert Kaufman

Christmas animal panel fabric by Robert Kaufman

Christmas animal panel fabric by Robert Kaufman

Robert Kaufman colorful funny emoji white fabric OMG LOL

Robert Kaufman colorful funny emoji white fabric OMG LOL

Robert Kaufman white fabric scissor Thimbles and Threads Digital Print

Robert Kaufman white fabric scissor Thimbles and Threads Digital Print

Use this FREE SEWING PATTERN to make aprons for kids!!

This is a fun sewing project to work on for kids, a kawaii apron! Check out this FREE sewing pattern to get started! This particular apron uses the adorable splatter design, one of the many awesome Robert Kaufman fabric designs we have. This is a great apron for kids to use whenever they’re working on arts and crafts projects, cooking, painting etc.

If you create one of these, please send us pictures! We’d love to see and share them!

Learn to make one of these awesome aprons!

Learn to make one of these awesome aprons!

black paint splatter fabric by Robert Kaufman

black paint splatter fabric by Robert Kaufman

navy blue paint splatter fabric by Robert Kaufman

navy blue paint splatter fabric by Robert Kaufman

paint splatter Robert Kaufman fabric

paint splatter Robert Kaufman fabric

Robert Kaufman splatter fabric

Robert Kaufman splatter fabric

paint splatter fabric by Robert Kaufman

paint splatter fabric by Robert Kaufman

colourful paint cat animal fabric Timeless Treasures USA

colourful paint cat animal fabric Timeless Treasures USA

paint splotch twill blue fabric from Japan

paint splotch twill blue fabric from Japan

white cute palette colorful circle fabric by Andover An American in Paris

white cute palette colorful circle fabric by Andover An American in Paris

Awesome FREE Sumikkogurashi wallpapers!

We know many of you are great fans of wallpapers, and so wanted to share with you some more lovely wallpapers we have found around.  This time, we have the cutest bunch of shy creatures taking center stage…yes, you guessed right!  Check these adorable free Sumikkogurashi wallpapers, including a Halloween design!

It is impossible not to be fond of these kawaii characters by San-X, they look absolutely charming wherever they happen to pop up!  That is why we have tons of Sumikkogurashi items in our online shop, from Japanese stationary, to squishies and cellphone charms.

And here goes a creative tip: if you like drawing, the Sumikkogurashi are a great option!  Their design is so sleek and sweet, that you can easily get wonderful results, even if you are a beginner.  Have you ever used them in your kawaii creative projects?

These Sumikko gurashi are too cute to be scary!

These Sumikko gurashi are too cute to be scary!

How adorable is this?

How adorable is this?

Break time!

Break time!

This is too kawaii!

This is too kawaii!

This one makes us hungry!

This one makes us hungry!

This one is very pretty!

This one is very pretty!

We really want ice cream now!

We really want ice cream now!

FREE sewing pattern for Christmas decorations!

Christmas is coming again in a few weeks, would you believe it?  Autumn advances, winter gets near, and soon we will be surrounded by tokens of the season wherever we go!  Some people will then start looking for ideas on new Xmas decorations, while DIY fans may have already finished some of their Xmas creative projects!

If you like sewing, you still have time to try this wonderful free sewing pattern for a kawaii wall decoration in the shape of colourful reindeer heads.  Check out the pictures below to see how absolutely cute they look upon a wall!  The original pattern is made with solid and dotted Kokka fabrics, and we added some more in, just to help you find inspiration.

Have you ever tried your hand at this sort of stuffed animal sewing project?  Remember we love to see your creations, so do not hesitate to share some pictures of your handmade Christmas decoration ideas with us!

FREE sewing pattern for Christmas decorations! 1

You can make one of these!

navy blue nani iro fabric double gauze with speck

navy blue nani iro fabric double gauze with speck

red circle canvas fabric natural color by Kokka

red circle canvas fabric natural color by Kokka

double gauze pink Kokka organic dot white metallic nani iro fabric

double gauze pink Kokka organic dot white metallic nani iro fabric

colorful polka dot Kokka mint green double gauze nani iro fabric

colorful polka dot Kokka mint green double gauze nani iro fabric

circle navy blue natural color Cotton Linen Kokka fabric

circle navy blue natural color Cotton Linen Kokka fabric

grey Canvas fabric triangle square circle shape Kokka Japan

grey Canvas fabric triangle square circle shape Kokka Japan

Japanese mustard yellow echino canvas dot fabric

Japanese mustard yellow echino canvas dot fabric

grey canvas fabric by echino with polka dot

grey canvas fabric by echino with polka dot

natural color echino canvas fabric with magenta dots Standard

natural color echino canvas fabric with magenta dots Standard

natural color echino canvas fabric stag with red dots Sambar

natural color echino canvas fabric stag with red dots Sambar

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Halloween bag FREE sewing pattern!

Halloween is getting closer and closer, do you already feel the excitement in the air, wherever you live?  Most kids have been expecting it for weeks now because they really love it, and so do we at modeS4u! 

This is a perfect season to try your hand at easy sewing projects, whether costume accessories, simple decoration items, or the absolutely essential Halloween goodies bag!  Even if you are a beginner, this free sewing pattern will make things easy for you. 

This Halloween bag uses some terrific Robert Kaufman fabrics, and we include some more below to help you feel inspired.  Of course, you can make many different kawaii bags with this project: lovely fabric bags are always useful to pack or carry small things around, and this free pattern is particularly cute!

Remember we love to see our customers’ creations, so do send us pictures of your awesome goodies bag if you decide to give it a go!

You can make your own Halloween bag!

You can make your own Halloween bag!

black mini cat fabric by Robert Kaufman

black mini cat fabric by Robert Kaufman

cat animal black Robert Kaufman white fabric Sevenberry Mini Prints

cat animal black Robert Kaufman white fabric Sevenberry Mini Prints

white Robert Kaufman grey black cat fabric Sevenberry Mini Prints

white Robert Kaufman grey black cat fabric Sevenberry Mini Prints

navy blue Robert Kaufman mini red star fabric Sevenberry Classiques

navy blue Robert Kaufman mini red star fabric Sevenberry Classiques

Spot On mini dot black Robert Kaufman dark blue fabric

Spot On mini dot black Robert Kaufman dark blue fabric

black Alexander Henry fabric roses and beige skulls

black Alexander Henry fabric roses and beige skulls

black skull fabric by Michael Miller owl bat

black skull fabric by Michael Miller owl bat

skull heavy oxford fabric black Skullduggery Alexander Henry

skull heavy oxford fabric black Skullduggery Alexander Henry

black pumpkin Halloween fabric Alexander Henry Jack O'Lantern JR

black pumpkin Halloween fabric Alexander Henry Jack O’Lantern JR

colorful stripe vampire witch skeleton fabric Happy Haunting

colorful stripe vampire witch skeleton fabric Happy Haunting

Check out the FREE sewing pattern for a kawaii scarf!

The weather is cooling down which means we’re going to have to start pulling out our winter clothes from storage soon! No winter outfit is complete however, without a super cute scarf to help keep us warm. If you’re looking to make your own scarf, then you simply must check out this FREE sewing pattern for an adorable scarf made of Kokka fabrics.

We’ve included suggestions of other Japanese fabrics and Christmas fabrics you can use, if you wish to get started on this project. Please make sure to send us photos of your awesome creations!

You can learn how to make this scarf!

You can learn how to make this scarf!

polar bear double gauze fabric by Kokka from Japan

polar bear double gauze fabric by Kokka from Japan

blue double gauze fabric with penguins and clouds

blue double gauze fabric with penguins and clouds

flower nani iro fabric blue double gauze

flower nani iro fabric blue double gauze

navy blue nani iro fabric double gauze with speck

navy blue nani iro fabric double gauze with speck

green stripe nani iro double gauze fabric by Kokka

green stripe nani iro double gauze fabric by Kokka

red Ink & Arrow fabric Christmas fabric with snow globes

red Ink & Arrow fabric Christmas fabric with snow globes

Cosmo colorful Christmas triangle fabric with trees

Cosmo colorful Christmas triangle fabric with trees

red festive Christmas fabric with Santa Claus

red festive Christmas fabric with Santa Claus

winter bird fabric by Dear Stella in white

winter bird fabric by Dear Stella in white