Win our Japanese fabrics on the Blog Japanese Sewing Books

We teamed up with the blog Japanese Sewing Books, so one lucky person will win an awesome Fat Quarter package with Japanese fabrics by Kokka, echino and Cosmo. You can still join the Giveaway until November 16th.

Win these cute fabrics on the Blog Japanese Sewing Books

Win these cute fabrics on the Blog Japanese Sewing Books

Win Japanese fabrics: giveaway with StraightGrain

Haven’t won anything yet? Here is another chance. On the blog Straight Grain you can now win great Japanese fabrics and organic fabrics: echino canvas, echino cotton sateen and birch organic fabric. The giveaway  is running until October 6th.

Win Japanese fabrics and organic fabrics in our giveaway with StraightGrain

Win Japanese fabrics and organic fabrics in our giveaway with StraightGrain

Many new birch and echino fabrics

We now carry two beautiful new organic fabric collections by birch from the USA. In the collection Frolic you’ll find many adorable animal and flower prints. Everyday Party has forest animal designs with bears, elephants, ants, birds and more. Some designs are also available as knit fabrics. If you you need some basics, you might be interested in our new single-colored birch flannel fabrics.

From Japan we received the color-intense echino collections bee, birds, kalmia, pipi and hide. Some of these designs were already available as laminate fabrics in our shop, but now we also have the pure Cavas version.

patchwork elephant birch organic fabric Frolic Triangles

patchwork elephant birch organic fabric Frolic Triangles

grey elephant birch organic fabric Up Up and Away Frolic

grey elephant birch organic fabric Up Up and Away Frolic

Ellie Stagger Girl elephant birch organic fabric pink Frolic

Ellie Stagger Girl elephant birch organic fabric pink Frolic

Bowtie Girl bowtie graphic birch organic fabric pink Frolic

Bowtie Girl bowtie graphic birch organic fabric pink Frolic

Frolic Boy whale elephant leaf birch organic fabric teal

Frolic Boy whale elephant leaf birch organic fabric teal

Quilt forest animal birch organic fabric Everyday Party

Quilt forest animal birch organic fabric Everyday Party

cream forest animal birch organic fabric Everyday Party

cream forest animal birch organic fabric Everyday Party

cream party animal bear birch organic fabric Everyday Party

cream party animal bear birch organic fabric Everyday Party

cream mushroom toadstool birch organic fabric Everyday Party

cream mushroom toadstool birch organic fabric Everyday Party

pink strawberry fruit birch organic fabric Everyday Party

pink strawberry fruit birch organic fabric Everyday Party

Ant March ant animal birch organic fabric Everyday Party

Ant March ant animal birch organic fabric Everyday Party

blue bird cloud sky birch organic fabric Everyday Party

blue bird cloud sky birch organic fabric Everyday Party

grey bear family forest birch organic fabric Everyday Party

grey bear family forest birch organic fabric Everyday Party

hot pink birds echino Canvas fabric with birds

hot pink birds echino Canvas fabric with birds

black birds echino Canvas fabric with birds

black birds echino Canvas fabric with birds

purple kalmia echino Canvas fabric bird bush

purple kalmia echino Canvas fabric bird bush

blue kalmia echino Canvas fabric bird bush

blue kalmia echino Canvas fabric bird bush

pipi echino Canvas fabric black pink flower dot

pipi echino Canvas fabric black pink flower dot

hide echino Canvas fabric lime natural stag forest owl

hide echino Canvas fabric lime natural stag forest owl

bee echino Canvas fabric brown orange bee honeycomb

bee echino Canvas fabric brown orange bee honeycomb

What customers make with our fabrics: accessories & clothes

Many of our customers shared their DIY-projects on our Facebook wall again. We always love to see what people make with our products, so have a look at some of the gorgeous items:

Srta. Pizpiretta from Spain sewed a lovely handbag with our green echino fabric cherry and even offers a Sew-Along Tutorial for it on her blog.

Srta. Pizpiretta from Spain sewed a handbag with our echino fabric

Srta. Pizpiretta from Spain sewed a handbag with our echino fabric

green echino birds and berries canvas fabric cherry

green echino birds and berries canvas fabric cherry

Valérie Verdalle from France made children’s bedclothes with the Timeless Treasures Noahs Ark fabric.

Valérie Verdalle from France made funny bed linen with our cute Noahs Ark panel fabric

Valérie Verdalle from France made funny bed linen with our cute Noahs Ark panel fabric

blue Noahs Ark panel fabric by Timeless Treasures Ark Party

blue Noahs Ark panel fabric by Timeless Treasures Ark Party

Joanna Lef from Switzerland made a super sweet girl’s dress with the apple pear poplin fabric by Cosmo.

Joanna Lef from Switzerland made this kawaii girl's dress with our Cosmo apple fabric

Joanna Lef from Switzerland made this kawaii girl’s dress with our Cosmo apple fabric

natural-colored fruit apple pear poplin fabric Cosmo Japan

natural-colored fruit apple pear poplin fabric Cosmo Japan

Angela Orrù from Italy used some cute Deco tapes by San-X like the kawaii Rilakkuma strawberry deco tape to decorate her picture frames.

Angela Orrù from Italy decorated some picture frames with San-X deco tapes

Angela Orrù from Italy decorated some picture frames with San-X deco tapes

Rilakkuma bear Deco Sticky Tape strawberry rabbit

Rilakkuma bear Deco Sticky Tape strawberry rabbit

Our customer Heather May Riseborough from England sewed the coolest toddler’s shirts for her grandson with our Alexander Henry fabrics, like the Faces of Liwaza animal fabric.

Heather May Riseborough from England made super cool toddler's shirts for her grandson

Heather May Riseborough from England made super cool toddler’s shirts for her grandson

Faces of Liwaza animal fabric by Alexander Henry USA

Faces of Liwaza animal fabric by Alexander Henry USA

Ladymorgana Le Fay from Spain made fabric book covers with many of our fabrics, like the great Sugar Skull Timeless Treasures fabric you see on the picture.

Ladymorgana Le Fay from Spain made gorgeous fabric book covers

Ladymorgana Le Fay from Spain made gorgeous fabric book covers

black Folk Art skull fabric by Timeless Treasures

black Folk Art skull fabric by Timeless Treasures

Great job everyone, we totally love all your ideas. Always feel free to share your projects with us.

Catalogue with Echino Fabric Ideas

We got a lovely little catalogue with the recent Echino Fabric collection a little time ago, which contained some really pretty photos of bags and clothes that were made with the fabrics designed by Etsuko Furuya. It’s really nice to see how the fabrics look like when actually used, we thought you guys might like it too. Especially the Echino Canvas Bonbon Fabric can be seen a lot on the pictures in really pretty handbags, suitcases and funny slippers. You can also find it in our shop in black and beige. The bags made with the Echino canvas perch fabric looks really amazing too.

Echino Fabrics are designed by Japanese designer Etsuku Furuya who had her big breakthrough with the Etsuko Furuya’s Echino fabric collection in 2003. Animated patterns in bright colours have become her signature in her designs. She sticks to simple structures which she combines with great effect. Echino fabrics strike with their bold and loud colours and dynamic textures.

Maybe these pictures inspire you in your future sewing projects, we were defnitely totally blown away by the cute colourful products. And by the way, the Echino spring 2012 collection will arrive at our shop within the next weeks. We’ll keep you posted of course.

Dress and bag with Echino fabric on the catalogue cover

Dress and bag with Echino fabric on the catalogue cover

pretty handbags with Echino Fabrics - which one is your favourite?

pretty handbags with Echino Fabrics - which one is your favourite?

super pretty Echino Canvas Bonbon Fabric

super pretty Echino Canvas Bonbon Fabric

Echino canvas perch fabric is also suitable for handgas

Echino canvas perch fabric is also suitable for handgas

cute dress, bags and - our favourite - slippers made with Echino

cute dress, bags and - our favourite - slippers made with Echino

here you also see some bags made of Echino laminates (the top ones)

here you also see some bags made of Echino laminates (the top ones)

New Spring 2011 Kokka catalog

Today the courier brought the newest Spring 2011 Kokka catalog directly from Japan. All the new Kokka, echino, miriporun, petite ecole and November Books fabrics are included. There are lots of new cute fabrics available. And the best news: We ordered some of them already and they should arrive by the end of next week (around 15th of October). I am so glad shipping bo boat from Japan to Hong Kong only takes 1 week. We should be one of the first shops selling those fabrics around the world! If you have a company and are interested in ordering those fabrics with wholesale prices, please contact us by email: wholesale@modes4u.com and we will send you our Kokka wholesale catalog.

New Spring 2011 Kokka catalog 1

the new Spring 2011 Kokka catalog