Beginners Guide: How to Choose and Buy Fabric Online

 

If you are a beginner in sewing and dressmaking then you may find an online fabric store slightly bewildering. Here is a guide to get started on picking the best fabric for sewing your next dress.

 

Quick and Easy Guide to Fabric

 

Fabrics are either knitted or woven, and are mostly made from plant fibers such as linen and cotton, or animal fibers (silk and wool). Knitted fabrics are more stretchable than woven.

 

Here we will discuss a few types of fabrics

 

Cotton

Cotton is the most versatile fabric, and comes in various weights from lightweight handkerchiefs to heavy canvas. Cotton fabrics are used for trousers, shirts, jeans, bags etc. Fabrics including moleskin, denim, and corduroy are made of cotton.

 

Cotton Jersey/Knit

Cotton Jersey/Knit can be easily knitted by machine from a cotton thread. This fabric is used for t-shirts as it is stretchy and comfortable to wear but is not as easy to sew as woven fabric.

 

Jersey knits are stretchy, soft and versatile. Jersey knit fabric is perfect for creating stylish tops, dresses and much more. Here’s a video tutorial that shows you how to do a zig-zag stitch with knit fabrics on a sewing machine.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN5l_5aP3Ec

 

Jersey fabric is a kind of knit textile that is made from cotton or synthetic blend. This fabric is warm, flexible and insulating.

 

Linen

Linen is easy to sew and also used for a variety of purposes. It is also often mixed with other materials, and for daily wear. It is best used for making summer clothes.

 

Silk

Silk is a shiny and slippery woven fabric that is used for luxury blouses, underwear, and dresses. It is the most expensive and difficult to sew.

 

Poly Cotton

Polycotton is a synthetic woven fabric and is lightweight. Polycotton is a blend of cotton and polyester.

 

Best Fabrics for Beginners

 

It is better to buy fabric that is easy to sew and also not too expensive. Don’t be afraid of the mistakes that you make ruining fabric at some point! Here are some of the best fabrics for beginners use first, to start practicing sewing.

 

Woven fabric is one of those fabrics that does not slip or stretch too much while sewing. That means choosing linen, cotton or cotton-linen blends are best. Try to avoid rayon, silk, shiny polyester, and other knitted fabrics.

 

Go for small prints or plain colors. Avoid big patterns and stripes as they are difficult to lay out.

 

Avoid heavy weight fabrics as they are harder to manage. It is best if you go for ridged fabrics like corduroy for your first attempt at sewing.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H1waSPph70

 

How to buy fabric

 

What should be the first thing you buy: a sewing pattern or a fabric? Buying a sewing pattern first is perfect. After that, go shop for fabric from any online fabric store. Once you’ve got your pattern then you will know exactly what kind of fabric to look for and how much quantity of fabric you will need. Also, you have the option to buy zippers, buttons or other things to match at the same time.

 

When you are looking at fabric in an online fabric shop you must check the following things:

 

– Make sure that the fabric is one that perfectly matches your sewing pattern.

 

– Check to see if the fabric fits with what you are planning to make.

 

– Check for information regarding the fabric’s care instructions. See whether you should wash it in a washing machine or if it should be dry cleaned. If you think that it’s a high maintenance fabric, you may want to consider other fabrics.

 

– Always check the width of the fabric because fabrics are of different width. Look at the pattern to decide what length of fabric you need to buy. Make sure that you buy extra fabric because it may shrink when you wash it.

 

Preparing your fabric and cutting it

 

When you finally buy a fabric from an online fabric store, the first step should be to wash and iron your fabric. Wash the fabric the way you wash garments because it is better to do it first rather than washing it after sewing, as the fabric may shrink. When the fabric is dry, iron it to make it smooth again.

 

Follow your sewing pattern layout and cut out your pattern pieces. Iron them gently with no steam. Lay out all the pieces fn the fabric following the layout.

 

Here is a video guide to cutting out fabric when making a dress

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxlVetiwXLk

 

Bonus Tip: Ideas for Beginners

 

Here are some good ideas for beginners’ projects for anyone new to dressmaking.

 

– Wrap skirt

– Apron

– Yoga pants or trousers

– Tote bag

 

Always start with something that is manageable so that you can easily practice and build up your skills. Go for a simple sewing pattern that is easy for beginners.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the difference between cotton and linen?

Both cotton and linen are popular materials. Linen generally comes from flax plants and cotton from cotton plants.

 

Is Linen good for summer?

 

Linen is great to wear in hot weather. Linen is highly absorbent.

 

What is the cheapest fabric material?

Here are some fabric materials that are usually inexpensive and can be used for your sewing projects:

 

– Cotton

– Rayon

– Fleece

– Denim

– Felt

– Fleece

– Polyester

– Satin

– Silk

 

Which is the most expensive fabric?

 

The most expensive fabrics include:

 

– Wool

– Silk

– Fur

– Linen

 

flower bird cream peach metallic nani Iro linen fabric Kokka

flower bird cream peach metallic nani Iro linen fabric Kokka

dog Canvas fabric in natural color from Japan

dog Canvas fabric in natural color from Japan

black tiki mug Robert Kaufman fabric

black tiki mug Robert Kaufman fabric

5 Best Cute Fabrics for Kids Clothes

 

Choosing the best fabric is one of the most important steps for sewing clothes. The wrong choice of fabric is a big disappointment and spoils your plans for sewing a garment. And when you’re sewing for your kids, it’s even more important to be careful.

 

How to Choose the Best Fabric for Kids Clothes

Before starting any sewing project you have to choose which pattern fabric is suitable for your kid’s clothes. Patterns are an indication of who the fabric is designed for.

 

Finding cute fabric for sewing kids clothes is an important thing for parents to consider, especially moms and dads who love to sew.

 

There are several clothes that you can make for your kids and you’ll need the very best fabrics for this. First, you should consider whether a type of fabric is soft or not and if it’s non-irritating for the skin. Make sure that the fabric is not thick or slippery.

 

Usually, the first and best choice for making kids clothes is fabric that  is breathable and comfortable. Simply go to any online fabric store and ask for children’s fabrics. There are a variety of children’s fabrics available for sewing your kid’s clothes.

 

Always remember whatever fabric you choose, never make clothes for kids without washing the fabric first. Washing the fabric you purchased is one of the first steps for any sewing enthusiast before sewing clothes for kids. This way, you remove most of the chemicals which are sprayed on factory-made fabrics.

 

Here is a collection of cute fabrics that are often used to make kids clothes:

 

Jersey Knit Fabric

 

Jersey knit fabric is a cute fabric for sewing kids clothes. These knit fabrics are soft and breathable as well as stretchable; they’re great for making beautiful clothes. Knit fabric is very comfortable for little ones who love to run around. It comes in a variety of vivid colors and patterns. The most popular knit fabrics for sewing children’s clothes include double knit, rib knit, interlock and cotton spandex.

 

There are several knit fabrics available that can confuse you when choosing a fabric because most fabrics look similar. But when you look deeper you then differentiate between different types of knit fabrics. Some of the most common knit fabrics are as follows:

 

1) Single knit

2) Elastane knit

3) Rib knit

4) Double Knit

5) Interlock

6) Lace knits

7) Mesh Knits

8) Sweater Knits

9) Handmade knit fabric

 

Single knit

This is a lightweight single knit fabric. This is one of the most used knit fabrics for making t-shirts and dresses. It has a beautiful look and can be made from different types of fibers like silk jersey etc.

 

If you just take a look at this fabric then you determine the difference between these two fabrics. One side of the fabric has knit stitches and the other side has purl stitches.

 

Here is a short video about sewing a knit fabric.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uANfrCEBkAQ   

 

Cotton jersey fabric is one of the most preferred fabrics that is of a medium weight, and is a 4-way stretch knit fabric. Rayon jersey fabric is amazing fabric for sewing clothes because of its softness and 4-way stretch too.

 

Elastane knit

Most of your tops are made from elastane knit fabric. It is comfortable like cotton and is also stretchy. It is soft but more difficult to sew clothes with. It is perfect and cute fabric for making your sleepwear just because of its comfort level.

 

Rib Knits

 

Rib knit is a double-faced reversible fabric that has the vertical ribs on both sides of the fabric. It is used to make bands, neck bands etc. but you can also make your whole garment using this knit fabric. It is very soft to touch and also stretches crosswise. You can make a variety of clothes using this knit fabric like sweaters etc.

 

Double knit

Double Knit is medium weight knit fabric where both sides are usually the same. It is less stretchable than a single knit fabric. Double Knit fabric is thick and fluffy. Different fibers used to make the double knit fabric including wool, cotton, rayon etc.

 

Interlock

Interlock is a knit fabric with a perfect lengthwise rib. You might mix up this fabric with a jersey fabric but when you examine it closely you will see that the fabric looks the same from both sides, unlike jersey knit fabric. Interlock knit fabric has a smooth surface that is best for design works, like embroidery and fabric painting etc.

 

Lace knits

 

Lace knit is a beautiful fabric for making clothes because this fabric combines the beauty of lace with the flexibility of knitting. Maintaining lace knit fabric is a big challenge however.

 

Mesh Knits

 

Mesh knit is lightweight with a good stretch and also has the look of tulle fabric.

 

Sweater Knits

Sweater knits are used for making sweaters. You can see many types of sweater knits. They make you feel comfortable when you wear them. Some sweater knits have a textured design on them and some of them have an open weave that results in the sheer lock.

 

Handmade Knit Fabric

 

In a few hours with the help of needles, you can take a ball of yarn and knit it into beautiful fabric or even make a sweater from it.

 

Fleece Fabric

Fleece fabric is the best choice for kids’ winter clothes. This fleece fabric is easy to maintain and is also machine washable. It dries fast as well as keeps the body warm.

 

Waterproof Fabrics

 

This waterproof fabric is best for making cloth diapers, blankets, bags etc. Make sure that you buy fabric that is breathable otherwise your kid will feel uncomfortable.

 

Don’t forget that a child’s skin is very sensitive and kids mostly want a comfortable dress in which he/she can move freely.

 

Voile Fabric

 

Voile fabric is a soft semi-sheer fabric and almost similar to cotton lawn. It is an amazing fabric to make cute dresses. You can also use this fabric for smocking. This fabric is mostly used in soft furnishing because of its lightweight.

 

Microfiber fabrics

This is a new kind of fabric that is very soft, drapable and non-allergenic for kids who have very sensitive skin. This microfiber fabric is a great choice for kids clothes as it is very comfortable.

 

grey sail boat Stof Fabrics knit fabric

grey sail boat Stof Fabrics knit fabric

Kokka knit fabric with animals and rectangles

Kokka knit fabric with animals and rectangles

hummingbird organic knit fabric by Birch

hummingbird organic knit fabric by Birch

You MUST join our new GIVEAWAY! Win your favorite item from our shop!!

You simply have to join our new giveaway! It’s your chance to win your favorite from our shop!!

Here’s how you can participate:

– Go to our super kawaii shop, and find your favorite product. Copy the link of that product (the URL) and then come back to THIS blog post. Leave a comment with the link pasted in. That’s it!

Just make sure to leave your email address when you’re commenting, as we will contact the winner by email. This giveaway ends on Nov 12 at 9am HK time. It’s open WORLDWIDE!

So what would you like to win? Kawaii ribbons? How about adorable sewing notions? Whatever you choose, we wish you good luck!!

 

Join our giveaway! You might win your favorite product from our shop!

Join our giveaway! You might win your favorite product from our shop!

Join our new Birch fabrics giveaway!!

Participate in our new giveaway for the opportunity to win 10 stunning organic Birch fabrics! Each fabric is about 50cm in length, which means 5 meters of awesome fabric in total!

Here’s how you can participate:

– Check out the Birch fabric page of our kawaii shop, and find your favorite fabric designed by them. Copy the URL (link) of that product, then head on back to this blog post. Leave a comment with the link pasted in and that’s it! Please just ensure to leave your correct email address when entering, as we’ll get in touch with the winner via email.

This giveaway ends on November 30th, 2018 and is open worldwide. We wish you GOOD LUCK!!

Remember to check out our awesome Birch fabric sale! Fabrics are selling out fast and we won’t be restocking these designs! Grab your favorite fabrics before it’s too late! The sale ONLY lasts until the end of this month!

Here's your chance to win this stunning fabric bundle!

Here’s your chance to win this stunning fabric bundle!

How to Choose the Best Knit Fabric

We often see our customers asking the common question over email and across social media, “what knit fabric is best for my project?” and in response to this question we always guide our customers in selecting the most suitable knit fabric for their project that perfectly matches their needs. You can find several guides related to what knit fabrics are, how to sew them and how knit fabrics are made. Today we are going to focus on different kinds of knit fabrics and based on this, will distinguish how to use them best.

 

There is a huge range of fabrics available that are superb for sewing up many different wardrobe items such as sweaters, T-shirts, hoodies, tops, dresses, pants etc. Here we will show you the best types of knit fabrics and their characteristics.

 

Cotton Jersey Knits

Cotton jersey knit fabrics are 100% cotton or blended with fibers such as rayon or polyester. They are fully made of cotton with minimal stretch due to the knitting process. Cotton jersey blend knit fabrics with rayon or polyester content provides an additional stretch. Jersey fabric thickness varies from lightweight to medium weight, so it is really important to choose the right knit fabric for your sewing project. Just take an example of lightweight knit to know more about the selection of fabric. A lightweight knit is not suitable for pants because it requires more stability and structure that is found in cotton jersey knit.

Jersey knit fabrics are very inclusive as they have stability and small stretch similar to a cotton spandex knit. You can use these Jersey fabrics in a variety of sewing patterns designed for both woven fabrics and knit. We’d suggest staying away from patterns with complicated structure or zippers etc.

 

Cotton Spandex Knits

 

Cotton spandex knits also known as cotton lycra, have a great amount of stretch due to lycra fiber. Cotton lycra fabrics usually have a 4-way stretch and are also excellent for bottom weight application due to their stretch. Cotton spandex knit fabrics blends with rayon and other fibers to provide a loose, drapey hang while still providing good stretch and recovery.

Cotton spandex knits are very erratic for use in sewing bottoms and tops that includes undergarments, socks and much more. While selecting the right cotton lycra knit for your sewing project it is necessary to see the amount of stretch that is required for the pattern. If the fabric has extra stretch then it is difficult for you to get the desired result from your garment. Too little stretch can be a problem as well.       

 

Hacci Sweater Knits

Sweater knits are also known as Hacci. Hacci has a more loopy and open-knit texture than regular cotton fabrics. Sweater knits also have the same feel and characteristics as jersey knits. That is why they are very versatile. The best part of this sweater knit is that they sew up just like regular knits.

 

 

Hacci sweater knit fabrics have a more drapey and open weave and are best for making scarves, sweaters, gloves, hats, and socks. Hacci is also good for stylish tops, skirts and beautiful dresses.

 

Ponte de Roma Knits

Ponte de Roma knit fabrics are a double knit fabric made of rayon, cotton and spandex blend of fibers. They are very stable, midweight, and very easy to sew. Ponte de Roma fabrics resist wrinkles and also have a good stretch. This fabric has a horizontal texture that gives a high-end look. This is a double knit polyester blend so make sure that you select appropriate sewing projects for Ponte de Roma knit fabrics.

 

 

Now you can sew a great collection of wardrobe items including jackets, pencil skirts, pants, and dresses. Ponte de Roma knit are also used to make other accessories and work awesomely well when blended with cotton spandex knits.

 

Bonus Tip: Characteristics of Knit Fabrics

 

Here is a quick short guide to knit fabric and a small experiment to know the different characteristics of this fabrics.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=582jqw0J1Vw

 

There are four things that you must keep in your mind while choosing the knit fabric that are: Weight/thickness, recovery, stretch, stability

Weight and Thickness

Weight and thickness are different things in fabrics. Weight is about how light or heavy the fabric is. T-shirts can be made from lightweight knits to the thicker jersey knit.

Recovery

Recovery is how efficiently a fabric comes back when stretched that helps to give you a tight shape while wearing. Fabrics that have good recovery consist of high elastane content. This is perfect for body fitting T-shirts etc. Fabrics that do not return to its original shape after stretching have a poor recovery warp.

 

Stretch

Stretch is how much percentage your fabric can be stretched. Knit fabric naturally has stretching properties but it can be stretched more with the inclusion of elastane/spandex/lycra in the fiber makeup of the fabric.

 

Most of the T-shirt patterns need widthwise stretch but other knit patterns need both lengthwise and widthwise stretch. It depends on the fabric and how hard or soft it is to stretch.

 

Stability

Stability (also called shear) means how translucent the fabric is. This basically is how much a fabric warps and twist. Fabrics that retain into their original shape have good stability and the fabrics that distort have poor stability.

 

Stretch and recovery shows how stable a fabric is. Ponte knits are extremely stable as they have a good stretch but they are not suitable for T-shirts. They are perfect for knit patterns.   Unstable knits easily drape around your body but it is hard to sew them because of their changing shape.

 

Stof Fabrics grey bear knit fabric

Stof Fabrics grey bear knit fabric

pink Stof Fabrics crab knit fabric

pink Stof Fabrics crab knit fabric

blue Stof Fabrics whale knit fabric

blue Stof Fabrics whale knit fabric

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

10+ Top Trending Halloween Fabric Craft Ideas

 

 

It’s a bit strange when Halloween falls in the middle of the week, as it did this year. So often times, that means celebrating Halloween on the weekend that follows! If it means we get extra time to make Halloween items and wear wacky costumes, we’re all for it! Halloween is a special time of year that comes with lots of fun and excitement. It is the perfect time to design your home and make festive apparel, accessories, and quilts using the best Halloween fabric.

 

Halloween is super cool! Not just because you get to stuff your face with candy, sing along to those scary Halloween songs and watch the best Halloween movies, but also because you can dress up in the most ambitious costume.

 

Planning something on your own is fun, to begin with, but it is even better when you coordinate with your besties, family members or colleagues to design a group of Halloween costumes. Here are some great DIY craft outfits that are easy to design using Halloween fabric that you and your squads will definitely love this Halloween Holiday season.

 

Why wait in line for a Halloween costume when there is still time to create your own perfect look this Halloween season. These awesome ideas are simple and quick as a Do It Yourself project.

 

Scary Must See Halloween DIYs

 

Halloween is one of the best seasons for dressing up, and there are a variety of amazing destinations around the world to participate in the fun festivities.

 

If you think that Halloween costumes take a lot of time and effort then you must have a look at these creative, cute and easy Halloween DIY crafts. We found a great collection of DIY Halloween craft ideas for women and kids. All of these adorable costumes ideas are perfect for last-minute Halloween costume parties.

 

Vintage Halloween Fabric Bags

 

These amazingly cute scary vintage Halloween Fabric bags are a quick and easy sewing project. Halloween bags are perfect for Halloween parties, trick-or-treating, or any night occasions.

 

Don’t Forget Halloween Fabric Witch Hat

 

Now add a touch of elegance to your Halloween party this year with a Floating Witch Hat. A witch hat is a Hallow’s Eve staple that makes any costume look adorable. The witch is also one of the main traditional character associated with Halloween. If you’re planning to dress up as a witch for this holiday then you obviously need a classic witch hat too.

 

Ghost Shades

 

 

These magnificent ghost shades made from Halloween fabrics are the best, and a spooky as well as unique addition to your room. You can cover up your windows with these ghost cloth shades that gives your entire house an elegant look. This Halloween season you must try these antique crafts to make your home look fabulous.

 

Easy to Make Scary Costume

 

 

Now you don’t have to spend much $$$ on a store-bought costume or makeup to stay perfect on Halloween. These awesome looks are simple to recreate, but still totally unique.

 

Superhero Capes

 

This is one of the easiest and most timeless costumes to make for Halloween. This superhero cape adds an elegant touch to your Halloween parties and also makes you stand out. It depends on your creativity what steps you take in designing your own Halloween stuff to look attractive in a large crowd.

 

DIY Pumpkin Crafts

 

Now you can easily wrap up your favorite Halloween treats and then open the pumpkin like a present. This is an amazing addition to your Halloween party. If you are throwing a Halloween party for your friends then you can distribute these pumpkins amongst them before entering your Halloween party; it’s a fantastic way to welcome them.

Things you need to make the pumpkin: Roll of toilet paper, Halloween fabric, plastic bags, scissors, stick

 

Steps to Make a Pumpkin Present

 

Step#1

Place the pumpkin fabric print side down.

 

Step#2

Take a roll of tissue and place it on the top of the plastic bag and start tucking the plastic bag into the roll. Flip the role of tissue and poke a hole on the opposite side.

 

Step#3

Start pushing the fabric into one side of the toilet paper roll.

 

Step#4

Place a stick into the toilet paper roll to make the stem of the pumpkin.

 

You can choose any fabric you want as it’s Halloween season. Make sure that you check the fabric as it needs only ¼ per pumpkin.

 

Dog Bandanas

 

Halloween is a popular holiday amongst the DIY community for creating fabulous handmade costumes using Halloween fabric. Design a bandana to give your dog an entirely different cute look this Holiday season.

 

Halloween Placemats

 

This Halloween placemat looks stunning on your table while decorating your home for Halloween. It adds a touch of elegance to your decoration and makes your home glow like shining stars. It is a perfect match for your Halloween theme. This holiday season your Halloween parties will look more attractive when your guests arrive and see a dinner table full of handmade Halloween things. Turn your table into a spooky look for a Halloween feast.

 

Halloween Fabric Masks for Kids

Wearing fabric masks are the best choice for Halloween theme parties. Kids love masks during the Halloween season as they love masks so why not to try fabric masks this Halloween festive?

 

Spooky Halloween Hand Puppets

 

These scary Halloween hand puppets are best for your kid’s arts and crafts project and also perfect as a gift or for Halloween decoration purposes.

 

These puppets would be fun at Halloween parties. There is a stick inside the puppet to make puppeteering it easier. Here is a video for assembling your spooky Halloween puppet.

 

In this video you will learn to make a puppet head and hands as well as dress it up. You will also learn to control your puppet with sticks while doing some complex puppeteering.

 

https://youtu.be/ZNQ943zsDvo   

 

Halloween Hanging Ghosts

This is one of the easiest things kids can make using Halloween fabric. You can keep your kids busy painting the Halloween ghost.

 

Zombie Dolls

These Halloween cloth zombie dolls give you full satisfaction while decorating your home for a Halloween party. You can entertain children at your party through these scary zombie dolls and make the environment frightful for the other guests to enjoy boundlessly.

Halloween Fabric Face Pillows

Every year the Holiday season comes and bring a lot of fun and happiness in our life. These Halloween fabric face pillows give your room a unique and eye-catching look. You can place these face pillows in your kids’ rooms so that they enjoy sleeping with them. Now pick up your favorite DIY sewing crafts and get started!

 

orange gravestone Halloween fabric by Ink & Arrow

orange gravestone Halloween fabric by Ink & Arrow

purple Cosmo Halloween fabric with ghosts

purple Cosmo Halloween fabric with ghosts

grey Halloween Michael Miller cat fabric

grey Halloween Michael Miller cat fabric

Halloween at Disneyland Hong Kong!

We feel really lucky to be living in Hong Kong.  There is always so much to see and do in such a big, big city! 

This season of the year is one of those especially lucky times, because we love Disney characters and greatly enjoy Halloween. Behold!  It’s Disney Halloween Time at Disneyland Hong Kong!

You can breathe and feel the season in all facilities, hotels, restaurants and gardens inside Disneyland Hong Kong.  Everything is Halloween-themed, from decoration to dishes, as well as many activities planned for families.  These include parades, games, costumes and make-up, and meetings with the most popular Disney characters, dressed up in exclusive Halloween costumes! 

For the bravest visitors, and/or fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas, two spookastic activities are available – if you dare!!  A terrific Journey to Halloween Town, with Jack Skellington and friends, and a Villains Night Out with the wickedest Disney villains creating mayhem!

We found some great pictures of the event on the Disneyland Hong Kong website, just take a look below, and enjoy!  Have you got a favorite Disney character?  Do let us know!

What creative food designs!

What creative food designs!

It's Winnie the Pooh and his friends

It’s Winnie the Pooh and his friends

Hello there Jake Skellington!

Hello there Jack Skellington!

Who doesn't love The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Who doesn’t love The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Yikes!

Yikes!

Welcome to Disneyland in Hong Kong

Welcome to Disneyland in Hong Kong

Kawaii Mickey and Minnie Mouse toys

Kawaii Mickey and Minnie Mouse toys

It's an awesome Halloween parade!

It’s an awesome Halloween parade!

The parade at night! This image, and the images above, are courtesy of Disneyland Hong Kong

The parade at night! This image, and the images above, are courtesy of Disneyland Hong Kong

Halloween SALE! Get 40% off Halloween goodies NOW!

Our Halloween Sale starts NOW! You can get 40% off all our spooktastic Halloween items and skull fabrics!*

The sale runs from NOW to Nov 2, 2018 (11:59pm). Go on and check out our Halloween products and skull fabrics at modeS4u!

Coupon Code: halloween2018

To get the discount you have to use the coupon code “halloween2018” during checkout. You can use the coupon code as many times as you like during this sale!

*Valid only for Halloween items and skull fabrics. The discount is not applicable for shipping costs.

Get awesome Halloween goodies and skull fabrics 40% off!

Get awesome Halloween goodies and skull fabrics 40% off!

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!