Here’s a free sewing pattern for a mini balloon bag!

Wondering what your next sewing project should be? Then we have the ideal free sewing pattern for you! This pattern is for a lovely mini balloon bag. This bag is perfect for day to day purposes, to carry around snacks or other small items, to use at work etc. Plus it’s super stylish! You could make this for yourself, or as a gift for someone. This fabulous pattern uses stunning Kokka fabric.

We’ve included some Japanese fabric suggestions in this post, to help you get started on this adorable bag project. Please do send us photos of what you sew with our fabrics, we’d love to see and share them!

 

Want to learn how to make this bag? You can with this free pattern!

Want to learn how to make this bag? You can with this free pattern!

dark periwinkle unicorn oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

dark periwinkle unicorn oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

Kokka oxford fabric with animals and trains

Kokka oxford fabric with animals and trains

peach-pink animal oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

peach-pink animal oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

oxford fabric with Easter bunny rabbits by Kokka

oxford fabric with Easter bunny rabbits by Kokka

owl budgie bird animal yellow oxford fabric by Kokka

owl budgie bird animal yellow oxford fabric by Kokka

cat animal oxford natural color with colorful flower fabric by Kokka

cat animal oxford natural color with colorful flower fabric by Kokka

blue Oxford fabric small black bird animal from Japan

blue Oxford fabric small black bird animal from Japan

cream Oxford fabric small black cat animal from Japan

cream Oxford fabric small black cat animal from Japan

light cream Lecien oxford fabric giraffe hedgehog bear animal

light cream Lecien oxford fabric giraffe hedgehog bear animal

green with cute funny panda animal oxford fabric from Japan

green with cute funny panda animal oxford fabric from Japan

mauve cute owl animal circle hexagon Oxford fabric from Japan

mauve cute owl animal circle hexagon Oxford fabric from Japan

A Review of our Iwako Erasers!

Check out this fun YouTube video review by Eraser Fan, showing off lots of adorable Iwako erasers she got from our shop, including all sorts of kawaii animal erasers! Which ones in her video do you like the best? Let us know!

 

red piano grand piano eraser by Iwako from Japan

red piano grand piano eraser by Iwako from Japan

yellow chick in egg eraser by Iwako from Japan

yellow chick in egg eraser by Iwako from Japan

Yakisoba eraser by Iwako from Japan

Yakisoba eraser by Iwako from Japan

white tiger eraser by Iwako from Japan

white tiger eraser by Iwako from Japan

cute pink seal eraser from Japan by Iwako

cute pink seal eraser from Japan by Iwako

blue stapler school supplies eraser by Iwako from Japan

blue stapler school supplies eraser by Iwako from Japan

mini Pocky eraser from Japan by Iwako

mini Pocky eraser from Japan by Iwako

pink waffle cone eraser French Pastry from Japan

pink waffle cone eraser French Pastry from Japan

brown doughnut eraser French Pastry

brown doughnut eraser French Pastry

cute giraffe Japanese eraser from Iwako

cute giraffe Japanese eraser from Iwako

grey Triceratops eraser by Iwako from Japan

grey Triceratops eraser by Iwako from Japan

cute piggy Japanese eraser from Iwako

cute piggy Japanese eraser from Iwako

orange macaroon eraser French Pastry from Japan

orange macaroon eraser French Pastry from Japan

orange kangaroo eraser by Iwako from Japan

orange kangaroo eraser by Iwako from Japan

Dango Mochi eraser from Japan by Iwako

Dango Mochi eraser from Japan by Iwako

blue Japanese Kokeshi dolls eraser flowers from Japan

blue Japanese Kokeshi dolls eraser flowers from Japan

Chinese dumplings eraser from Japan by Iwako

Chinese dumplings eraser from Japan by Iwako

red bean green tea shaved ice dessert eraser by Iwako

red bean green tea shaved ice dessert eraser by Iwako

Hobby Show 2018 (Part 2)

Continuing with the Hobby Show in Tokyo, Sandra and Alan took lots of photos of the arts and crafts item: UV resin. This item is extremely popular amongst individuals who enjoy creating charms, costume jewellery etc. At the exhibition, an LED UV lamp was also on display, to show how it can be used to help quickly dry resin after it’s been placed in a mold. Given the lamp’s clever design, it can also be placed on its side to help dry resin in other directions. Live demonstrations were held to show how useful this lamp is for DIY enthusiasts. UV resin comes in several colors, as you can see in the images, meaning DIY enthusiasts can create all sorts of little items in a wide variety of colors!

Lots of super cute charms in the shapes of horses, birds etc., and jewellery were on display, and all of these were made from resin! Don’t they look amazing?

Horse charms made from resin

Horse charms made from resin

Little pieces of jewellery, also made of resin

Little pieces of jewellery, also made of resin

Check out these little decorative items!

Check out these little decorative items!

The LED UV lamp in action

The LED UV lamp in action

Resin and the lamp

Resin and the lamp

Resin tow ork with

Resin to work with

Resin comes in many colors

Resin comes in many colors

What a cute display!

What a cute display!

A live demonstration showing people how to use resin

A live demonstration showing people how to use resin

Curious attendees!

Curious attendees!

What a display!

What a display!

Look at all that jewellery!

Look at all that jewellery!

Check out the demo!

Check out the demo!

This looks fun!

This looks fun!

Getting the lamp ready

Getting the lamp ready

Wow!

Wow!

People enjoyed the demo a lot!

People enjoyed the demo a lot!

Join our Fabric Giveaway with Japanese Sewing Books!

We have a new giveaway running with the wonderful Japanese Sewing Books! To find out how to enter, head on over to their site for more details. The winner will receive 4 gorgeous Cosmo fabrics from Japan (and each fabric is 1 meter long!).

Make sure to also check out the SUPER CUTE little Christmas ornaments and pouches they made using our delightful Christmas fabrics! Take a look at some pictures right here.

Join our Christmas Fabric Giveaway with Japanese Sewing Books!

Join our Christmas Fabric Giveaway with Japanese Sewing Books!

Aren't these Christmas ornaments adorable?

Aren’t these Christmas ornaments adorable?

Kawaii and creative!

Kawaii and creative!

We simply LOVE these little pouches!

We simply LOVE these little pouches!

Adorable and practical!

Adorable and practical!

Tokyo Trip: Creativity on Display

When wrapping up their trip to Tokyo, modeS4u’s Managing Director and IT Manager, Sandra and Alan, came across the works of some very talented designers who work with DIY products.  The first artist, Kuroda Tsubasa, uses pom poms to create realistic looking cats and dogs! The second artist is Nakayama Midori, who uses felt to also create very realistic furry friends. Check out some fun images of their work here!

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Kuroda Tsubasa

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Image from Nakayama Midori

Tokyo Trip: Kawaii Monster Cafe

Continuing with their trip to Tokyo, Sandra and Alan (modeS4u’s Managing Director and IT Manager respectively) also took a look at the incredibly colorful Kawaii Monster Cafe, which features some of the most creative and wackiest interior design we’ve ever seen! Many of the cafe’s displays looked like giant dessert figurines, whilst the walls were adorned with colorful macarons. There were amazing flower structures along the booths too! Check out some amazing pictures right here.

Incredible displays

Incredible displays

Very creative designs!

Very creative designs!

So much color everywhere!

So much color everywhere!

Even the food is super colorful!

Even the food is super colorful!

What a creative burger!

What a creative burger!

More stunning displays

More stunning displays

A dessert that looks too good to eat!

A dessert that looks too good to eat!

This dessert is so much fun to look at!

This dessert is so much fun to look at!

Those are the biggest macarons we've ever seen

Those are the biggest macarons we’ve ever seen

A very creative design here!

A very creative design here!

Really fun booth designs

Really fun booth designs

Color and creativity

Color and creativity

What do you think of the designs here?

What do you think of the designs here?

Wow!

Wow!

Tokyo Trip: Squishies Galore!

During their trip to Japan earlier this year, Sandra and Alan (modeS4u’s Managing Director and IT Manager respectively), stopped by shops to check out some of the newest squishies available! From colorful Hello Kitty squishies to Cafe de N ones, it was certainly a visual treat to see all those squishies at once. Check out some fun pictures here!

Hello Kitty and Sanrio squishies on display

Hello Kitty and Sanrio squishies on display

Fun food squishies

Fun food squishies

A panda squishy

A panda squishy

A penguin squishy

A penguin squishy

Funny faces!

Funny faces!

Miffy Squishies

Miffy Squishies

More fun food squishies

More fun food squishies

Food squishies everywhere!

Food squishies everywhere!

So kawaii!

So kawaii!

Sanrio squishies

Sanrio squishies

Cafe de N squishies

Cafe de N squishies

Time to win a squishy!

Time to win a squishy!

Tokyo Trip: Tokyo Hobby Show (Part 2)

Continuing with their visit to the Tokyo Hobby Show, Sandra and Alan made sure to check out as many booths as possible and wow, were there a lot of booths! This year saw more fabrics on display than in previous years. Not only were there gorgeous fabrics on show, there were also lots of arts and crafts items, colorful slime products and more. Take a look at the pictures here!

Beautiful fabric with patterns

Beautiful fabrics with patterns

Colorful fabrics

Colorful fabrics

Even more gorgeous designs

Even more gorgeous designs

Amazing 'food' made of microbead slime!

Amazing ‘food’ made of microbead slime!

Everyone's having a fun time with the microbead slime!

Everyone’s having a fun time with the microbead slime!

DIY craft supplies

DIY craft supplies

Drawing time!

Drawing time!

More stunning fabrics

More stunning fabrics

Fabrics on display

Fabrics on display

Items made with some of the fabrics on show

Items made with some of the fabrics on show

People of all ages can enjoy drawing and coloring in

People of all ages can enjoy drawing and coloring in

More artwork on show

More artwork on show

Drawing supplies

Drawing supplies

Kawaii cat toys

Kawaii cat toys

Lots of creativity on display!

Lots of creativity on display!

Tokyo Trip: Tokyo Hobby Show (Part 1)

During their recent trip to Tokyo, modeS4u’s Managing Director and IT Manager, Sandra and Alan respectively, stopped by the incredible Tokyo Hobby Show. This event was jam-packed with all manner of creative goods; it’s every DIY fan’s dream place to be! From colorful and kawaii iron-ons, to highly detailed figurines, to stunning fabrics, The Tokyo Hobby Show had it all! Check out some fun pictures of the event here.

Kawaii toys

Kawaii toys

More lovely hand-made toys

More lovely hand-made toys

Funny dog iron-ons

Funny dog iron-ons

We love all the colors shown in this picture!

We love all the colors shown in this picture!

Gorgeous figurines

Gorgeous figurines

These figurines are super detailed

These figurines are super detailed

Fabrics on display

Fabrics on display

More lovely fabrics

More lovely fabrics

Rolls of fabric

Rolls of fabric

Lots of colorful notions

Lots of colorful notions

More adorable toys

More adorable toys

Figurines on display

Figurines on display

Don't these look gorgeous?

Don’t these look gorgeous?

So creative!

So creative!

We love the incredible amount of detail in these

We love the incredible amount of detail in these

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modeS4u visits the Osaka DIY Show (Part 2)

There were simply so many wonderful pictures taken by Sandra (modeS4u’s Managing Director) and Alan (IT Manager) at the Osaka DIY Show, we just had to share more with you! From dessert figurines, to kawaii pouches, there were tons of lovely DIY products on display. Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Please share some pictures of your lovely creations with us!

Miniature items made of wires

Miniature items made of wires

A kawaii display

A kawaii display

Useful bags on show

Useful bags on show

Goregous glass items

Goregous glass items

Hand-made food items!

Hand-made food items!

More stunning glass products

More stunning glass products

Kawaii animal themed products

Kawaii animal themed products

More miniature hand-made objects

More miniature hand-made objects

Attendees were able to participate in making hand-crafted items

Attendees were able to participate in making hand-crafted items

Lovely images and picture frames

Lovely images and picture frames

Stunning artwork

Stunning artwork

More beautiful lighting fixtures

More beautiful lighting fixtures

Aren't these so cute?

Aren’t these so cute?

Which item here is your favorite?

Which item here is your favorite?

Animal-themed keychains

Animal-themed keychains

Reusable bags

Reusable bags

Items with funny pandas

Items with funny pandas

More animal themed items

More animal themed items

Colorful candles on display

Colorful candles on display

Super cute cards

Super cute cards

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