A super cool customer creation!

One of our awesome customers, Ms. Julia, created a SUPER COOL lampshade cover using a fabric she purchased from us! She used a stunning and popular Michael Miller fabric to create the cover you can see in the image here. What a fantastic sewing project! If you feel inspired by this to create something funky as well, check out our other Michael Miller designs featuring dots and stripes, as well as other patterns (we’ve got some suggestions for you here in this post). Make sure to send us images of your lovely creations, we always love checking them out!

A super cool lampshade by our customer, Ms Julia!

A super cool lampshade by our customer, Ms Julia!

turquoise Michael Miller fabric metallic Heart of Gold

turquoise Michael Miller fabric metallic Heart of Gold

chartreuse Michael Miller fabric gold metallic embellishment Starlight

chartreuse Michael Miller fabric gold metallic embellishment Starlight

chartreuse Michael Miller fabric mini white dash line Linger

chartreuse Michael Miller fabric mini white dash line Linger

black Michael Miller fabric colorful dot Make a Point

black Michael Miller fabric colorful dot Make a Point

pink red purple Michael Miller fabric colorful Bracket Stripe

pink red purple Michael Miller fabric colorful Bracket Stripe

turquoise white Michael Miller fabric checkered pattern Gingham Play

turquoise white Michael Miller fabric checkered pattern Gingham Play

white pink red Michael Miller fabric colorful stripe All in a Row

white pink red Michael Miller fabric colorful stripe All in a Row

grey white Michael Miller fabric Current Stripe

grey white Michael Miller fabric Current Stripe

pink Michael Miller fabric white circles Tiny Bubbles

pink Michael Miller fabric white circles Tiny Bubbles

green Michael Miller fabric Just Wood Knot

green Michael Miller fabric Just Wood Knot

Radiant Robert Kaufman fabrics

We’ve been stocking up on lots of stunning fabrics from your favorite designers, including Robert Kaufman! From their beautiful patterns featuring various shapes, to their amazing animal designs, and more, you’ll love what we’ve got in our shop! Which fabric here is your favorite?

Radiant Robert Kaufman fabrics!

Radiant Robert Kaufman fabrics!

More stunning fabrics from Robert Kaufman

More stunning fabrics from Robert Kaufman

blue purple Robert Kaufman dolphin animal tie dye Batik fabric Totally Tropical

blue purple Robert Kaufman dolphin animal tie dye Batik fabric Totally Tropical

blue Robert Kaufman turtle animal tie dye Batik look fabric Totally Tropical

blue Robert Kaufman turtle animal tie dye Batik look fabric Totally Tropical

white Robert Kaufman fabric hexagon shape Palm Canyon

white Robert Kaufman fabric hexagon shape Palm Canyon

Robert Kaufman fabric black grey stripe Psychedelia

Robert Kaufman fabric black grey stripe Psychedelia

blue Robert Kaufman fabric grey dot circle Psychedelia

blue Robert Kaufman fabric grey dot circle Psychedelia

dark green Robert Kaufman fabric flower Lady Elizabeth

dark green Robert Kaufman fabric flower Lady Elizabeth

green-brown Robert Kaufman fabric grey star shape Psychedelia

green-brown Robert Kaufman fabric grey star shape Psychedelia

dark red-brown gold metallic oval shape fabric Robert Kaufman Gustav Klimt

dark red-brown gold metallic oval shape fabric Robert Kaufman Gustav Klimt

light turquoise Robert Kaufman fabric stripe butterfly flower Lady Elizabeth

light turquoise Robert Kaufman fabric stripe butterfly flower Lady Elizabeth

dark blue Robert Kaufman fabric flower leaf Sunshine Garden

dark blue Robert Kaufman fabric flower leaf Sunshine Garden

peach Robert Kaufman fabric flower Lady Elizabeth

peach Robert Kaufman fabric flower Lady Elizabeth

blue square rectangle gold metallic fabric Robert Kaufman Gustav Klimt

blue square rectangle gold metallic fabric Robert Kaufman Gustav Klimt

black Robert Kaufman fabric animal cow pig Down on the Farm Digital

black Robert Kaufman fabric animal cow pig Down on the Farm Digital

orange Robert Kaufman fabric flower shape Gleaned

orange Robert Kaufman fabric flower shape Gleaned

dark blue Robert Kaufman white dash linen cotton fabric Arroyo Essex

dark blue Robert Kaufman white dash linen cotton fabric Arroyo Essex

dark purple Robert Kaufman circle dots tie dye Batik look fabric Anemone 2

dark purple Robert Kaufman circle dots tie dye Batik look fabric Anemone 2

New Designs from Art Gallery Fabrics!

We are proud to announce that we now carry stunning designs from Art Gallery Fabrics! Their style has often been described as ‘contemporary elegant’ and when you look at their fabrics, you’ll instantly know why. Their animal designs, knit fabrics, and other patterns are bold, colorful and sophisticated; we know you’ll love using their fabrics for your sewing projects! They also focus on using top quality cotton so their fabrics are incredibly soft. Check out some of their gorgeous designs right here!

New Designs from Art Gallery Fabrics!

New Designs from Art Gallery Fabrics!

We have lots of their gorgeous designs

We have lots of their gorgeous designs

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

light cream fabric with deer stag animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

light cream fabric with deer stag animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

mustard yellow fabric with deer stag animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

mustard yellow fabric with deer stag animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

turquoise fabric with deer stag animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

turquoise fabric with deer stag animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

dark green fabric with small flower bird animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

dark green fabric with small flower bird animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

off-white fabric with mustard yellow owl bird animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

off-white fabric with mustard yellow owl bird animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

light lime green fabric with flower by Art Gallery Fabrics

light lime green fabric with flower by Art Gallery Fabrics

light beige fabric with lamb sheep animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

light beige fabric with lamb sheep animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

light cream fabric with eye by Art Gallery Fabrics

light cream fabric with eye by Art Gallery Fabrics

light mint green fabric with bunny rabbit animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

light mint green fabric with bunny rabbit animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

peach fabric with flower by Art Gallery Fabrics

peach fabric with flower by Art Gallery Fabrics

cream fabric with coyote bird animal cactus by Art Gallery Fabrics

cream fabric with coyote bird animal cactus by Art Gallery Fabrics

cream fabric with colorful moose animal cactus by Art Gallery Fabrics

cream fabric with colorful moose animal cactus by Art Gallery Fabrics

light cream fabric with petal flower shape by Art Gallery Fabrics

light cream fabric with petal flower shape by Art Gallery Fabrics

orange fabric with tulip flower by Art Gallery Fabrics

orange fabric with tulip flower by Art Gallery Fabrics

peach fabric with cat animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

peach fabric with cat animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

olive green fabric with triceratop dinosaur animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

olive green fabric with triceratop dinosaur animal by Art Gallery Fabrics

light mint green fabric with colorful moose animal cactus by Art Gallery Fabrics

light mint green fabric with colorful moose animal cactus by Art Gallery Fabrics

Get some ice cream on your clothes

Don’t worry, we don’t ask you to mess up your clothes by smearing ice cream onto them. We rather want you to prepare for summer, because it is right around the corner. Time for joy, colours and crazy prints. Such as our lovely Robert Kaufman ice cream designs. The yummy cones on the fabrics are such a great symbol for hot and bright summer days. We can picture them perfectly as funny children’s dresses, funky summer skirts or cool table cloths. They will brighten up every summer day even more and make you smile on a rainy day.

white fabric with ice cream cone by Robert Kaufman

white fabric with ice cream cone by Robert Kaufman

green fabric with ice cream cups by Robert Kaufman

green fabric with ice cream cups by Robert Kaufman

white fabric ice cream cone & sweets by Robert Kaufman

white fabric ice cream cone & sweets by Robert Kaufman

blue fabric ice cream cups Robert Kaufman kawaii

blue fabric ice cream cups Robert Kaufman kawaii

Fabric lovers: Laminate yourself

This is a pretty cool thing. We get so many requests from customers who ask for a laminated version of their favourite fabric. Now you can just do it yourself. When part of our team went to Japan the last time, they discovered an iron-on laminate foil and were really impressed by the results and the quality. So now you can buy this laminate foil in our shop and just iron it on all of your favourite fabrics. We carry two different sizes, each one either with a very smooth or a little rough surface. This is a really cool DIY-thing if you want to make waterproof things like bags, bibs, aprons, table cloths, wash bags etc.

How to use:

1. Place the foil with the smooth side on the fabric to be laminated

2. slowly iron the paper side with medium heat without steam at 120-140 degrees Celcius. Apply a little pressure

3. Allow material to cool down completely

4. Slowly peel off the paper (If the foil doesn’t stick completely to the fabric, just put the paper back on and repeat ironing)

For everybody who prefers to buy laminated fabrics already, check out our laminate category in our shop. We got some of our popular Robert Kaufman designs in a laminated version recently.

iron-on laminate foil for fabrics 50x52cm rough

iron-on laminate foil for fabrics 50x52cm rough

iron-on laminate foil for fabrics 50x52cm smooth

iron-on laminate foil for fabrics 50x52cm smooth

iron-on laminate foil for fabrics 50x104cm rough

iron-on laminate foil for fabrics 50x104cm rough

iron-on laminate foil for fabrics 50x104cm smooth

iron-on laminate foil for fabrics 50x104cm smooth

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric with polka dots

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric with polka dots

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric red ladybirds

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric red ladybirds

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric dogs terrier

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric dogs terrier

Cute Christmas Design on our Website

It’s getting festive on modes4u.com. Today we changed the design of our website and added a cute Christmas Header. When you navigate on our website you will come across three different Christmas designs. They are really cute, as they involve products or characters from our shop. We already do have a lot of products in our Christmas category, so check it out, if you are looking for gifts or festive decoration material.

Cute Christmas Design on our Website

Cute Christmas Design on our Website


cute Christmas header for our shop

We designed three really cute Christmas header for our kawaii shop. One design is with little black cats and a Christmas tree, another one is with kawaii animals in Christmas stockings and the third one is with some children playing with snow. Those 3 headers rotate randomly in our shop. So you may see a new shop header every time you look at a new page in our shop. I hope you like them as much as we do.

little black cats header

little black cats header

Christmas stockings header

Christmas stockings header

children with snow header

children with snow header

Velvet Iron-ons

We got some more velvet iron-on designs today delivered. They are very useful to embellish a boring/simple t-shirt, bag, trousers, jacket and more. The upper side is made of velvet and very soft.

How to use them:

1) put your garment on a firm surface and lay the sticker onto the garment (transparent sticker up). Put a sheet of manilla paper over it.

2) set iron to 170 degree celcius, level 3, medium pressure, iron for about 20 seconds. Wait for sticker and surface to cool down.

3) remove manilla paper and peel off the transparent sticker after cool down.

4) iron again

5) please wait a few hours before washing the garment for the first time, so the iron-on can connect properly with the garment.

FINISHED! And you have a beautiful, cute, gorgeous new garment / bag etc. 😉

cute naughty gnome velour iron-on green kawaii

cute naughty gnome velour iron-on green kawaii

cute mini deer velour iron-on golden with star

cute mini deer velour iron-on golden with star

cute strawberry girl velour iron-on red

cute strawberry girl velour iron-on red

cute heart cherries velour iron-on red kawaii

cute heart cherries velour iron-on red kawaii

cute raccoon with bird velour iron-on red

cute raccoon with bird velour iron-on red

cute birdy velour iron-on yellow kawaii

cute birdy velour iron-on yellow kawaii

New Blog design and Twitter background

We got a new blog design for this blog today! I wanted to have a cuter blog template than the one we used before. Therefore we decided to use one of our favorite and topselling Japanese fabrics as a background picture. It is the pink matryoshka animals fabric by Kokka. At the same time, we also changed our Twitter background to match it to the blog. You can have a look at our Twitter account here: modes4u on Twitter I hope you guys like the new design 🙂

New Blog design and Twitter background 1

pink matryoshka animals fabric

Fashion Week Hong Kong 2008

We went to Fashion Week 2008 in Hong Kong today and checked out the new trends for the coming season. I love Fashion Week, seeing all these clothes, bags, shoes and accessories is just a dream for a girl. 🙂 We even found 2 companies who make some really interesting collections. One has a line with skulls, tatoo style prints, a bit similar to Ed Hardy. The other one is an agent for a New Zealand designer. She makes really pretty cute things with a character called “Misery“. We plan to work together in the future and distribute their products in Europe.