All New Echino Fabrics!

We recently got gorgeous new fabrics from Echino! These all new Japanese fabrics are exactly what you’d expect Echino fabrics to be: stunning, stylish and sophisticated! Have you made anything using Echino fabrics? If so, do let us know, we’d love to see what you’ve created.

Check out the new fabrics right here!

All New Echino Fabrics!

All New Echino Fabrics!

echino canvas fabric dark blue grey stripe rectangle shape Element

echino canvas fabric dark blue grey stripe rectangle shape Element

echino canvas fabric natural color blue stripe rectangle shape Element

echino canvas fabric natural color blue stripe rectangle shape Element

natural color echino canvas fabric with big green circle Standard

natural color echino canvas fabric with big green circle Standard

natural color echino canvas fabric with big blue circle Standard

natural color echino canvas fabric with big blue circle Standard

natural color lime echino canvas fabric with bird leaf Standard

natural color lime echino canvas fabric with bird leaf Standard

natural color navy blue echino canvas fabric with bird leaf Standard

natural color navy blue echino canvas fabric with bird leaf Standard

natural color echino canvas fabric with black dots Standard

natural color echino canvas fabric with black dots Standard

echino double gauze fabric with grey light cream stripe Line

echino double gauze fabric with grey light cream stripe Line

echino double gauze fabric with blue light cream stripe Line

echino double gauze fabric with blue light cream stripe Line

navy blue grey echino canvas fabric with square pattern Story

navy blue grey echino canvas fabric with square pattern Story

blue green echino canvas fabric with square pattern Story

blue green echino canvas fabric with square pattern Story

echino mustard yellow double gauze fabric with wold circle small triangle Den

echino mustard yellow double gauze fabric with wold circle small triangle Den

echino black double gauze fabric with wold circle small triangle Den

echino black double gauze fabric with wold circle small triangle Den

grey echino canvas fabric with blue dots Standard

grey echino canvas fabric with blue dots Standard

mustard yellow echino canvas fabric with natural color dots Standard

mustard yellow echino canvas fabric with natural color dots Standard

echino grey double gauze fabric with stag and dark blue shape

echino grey double gauze fabric with stag and dark blue shape

echino natural color double gauze fabric with stag and black shape

echino natural color double gauze fabric with stag and black shape

Tokyo Trip: Visiting Kokka

On a recent trip to Tokyo, modeS4u’s Managing Director (Sandra) and IT Manager (Alan), stopped by the brand new office of one of our amazing suppliers, Kokka. This supplier is well known for their incredibly creative and high quality designs and their new office featured row upon row of stunning fabrics. From floral fabrics, to Echino designs, their office was awash with magnificent colors.

Talking business and checking fabrics can really work up an appetite, so the team at Kokka then took Sandra and Alan out for dinner where they all dined on world famous Wagyu beef!

Check out some of the colorful pictures here!

Echino fabric samples

Echino fabric samples

More Echino fabric samples

More Echino fabric samples

Beautiful fabrics on display

Beautiful fabrics on display

Floral and pattern fabrics

Floral and pattern fabrics

Animal designs

Animal designs

Kawaii designs

Kawaii designs

Funny food prints

Funny food prints

Cute and colorful fabrics

Cute and colorful fabrics

More gorgeous fabrics on show!

More gorgeous fabrics on show!

More animal designs

More animal designs

Alice in Wonderland designs

Alice in Wonderland designs

More floral themed fabrics

More floral themed fabrics

Time for dinner!

Time for dinner!

Wagyu beef

Wagyu beef

modeS4u visits Kiyohara in Osaka

Whilst in Osaka, Sandra (modeS4u’s Managing Director) and Alan (IT Manager) stopped by the office of Kiyohara to see even more lovely items of theirs. From craft supplies to DIY items, Kiyohara also produces a wide array of high quality items to suit all sorts of crafting needs. Check out the images below! Do you enjoy arts and crafts? If so, what do you like creating?

modS4u visits Kiyohara in Osaka

modS4u visits Kiyohara in Osaka

They supply many handy arts and crafts items

They supply many handy arts and crafts items

Some of their nicely packaged sets

Some of their nicely packaged sets

Beautiful jewellery

Beautiful jewellery

More lovely jewellery

More lovely jewellery

Gorgeous earrings on display

Gorgeous earrings on display

Check out that range of products!

Check out that range of products!

More lovely accessories

More lovely accessories

Which accessory here do you like the most?

Which accessory here do you like the most?

Items to help you craft away

Items to help you craft away

Books that teach readers how to craft

Books that teach readers how to craft

More crafting supplies

More crafting supplies

For inspiration!

For inspiration!

Aren't these phone cases stunning?

Aren’t these phone cases stunning?

More lovely knick-knacks

More lovely knick-knacks

Molds to create different shapes

Molds to create different shapes

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

modeS4u visits the Osaka DIY Show

Earlier this year, Sandra (Managing Director of modeS4u) and Alan (IT Manager) visited the Osaka DIY Show where they took several pictures of the many DIY items on display. From bento accessories, to colorful figurines, to other kawaii products, there were just so many amazing hand-made products on display. Take a look at the photos below! Are you into arts and crafts?

 

modeS4u visits the Osaka DIY Show

modeS4u visits the Osaka DIY Show

Attendees were able to crafts their own items

Attendees were able to crafts their own items

Gorgeous earrings

Gorgeous earrings

Glasses on display

Glasses on display

Lovely watches

Lovely watches

Cups, mugs and other items

Cups, mugs and other items

A display of miniature items

A display of miniature items

Many people from across Japan came to the event

Many people from across Japan came to the event

Stunning!

Stunning!

Many bento accessories were also present at the event

Many bento accessories were also present at the event

More DIY crafting taking place

More DIY crafting taking place

The range of products was stunning

The range of products was stunning

Clay food items

Clay food items

More miniature products

More miniature products

Hand-made leaves

Hand-made leaves

The attendees loved the various displays

The attendees loved the various displays

The venue was packed!

The venue was packed!

Daruma dolls on show

Daruma dolls on show

Pouches and more products

Pouches and more products

Jewellery on display

Jewellery on display

Wooden items

Wooden items

More stunning glass items

More stunning glass items

Animal themed products

Animal themed products

Gorgeous cups

Gorgeous cups

It was a very busy event indeed!

It was a very busy event indeed!

Lighting fixtures

Lighting fixtures

Small houses

Small houses

Another colorful and creative display

Another colorful and creative display

Green goodness!

Green goodness!

Bento accessories and figurines

Bento accessories and figurines

modeS4u visits the Kiyohara in Tokyo

During their visit to Japan, Sandra (Managing Director of modeS4u) and Alan (IT Manager) dropped by the offices of Kiyohara. This fantastic supplier provides many stunning Japanese fabrics and other items. There, they were able to see some lovely fabrics on display as bags, clothes etc. as well as some of Kiyohara’s clay related products and accessories. Which of these items do you like best?

Kiyohara items on display

Kiyohara items on display

Aren't these beautiful?

Aren't these beautiful?

This is very sweet!

This is very sweet!

What a lovely T-shirt, made out of ripple fabric!

What a lovely T-shirt, made out of ripple fabric!

Hello Kitty and Sanrio fun!

Hello Kitty and Sanrio fun!

Hello Kitty and Doraemon

Hello Kitty and Doraemon

Super cute Snoopy items

Super cute Snoopy items

More lovely items made from their fabrics

More lovely items made from their fabrics

Their fabrics can be turned into practical, everyday items

Their fabrics can be turned into practical, everyday items

Kawaii!

Kawaii!

More everyday items

More everyday items

Lovely items for children

Lovely items for children

Very cute!

Very cute!

mt Tapes on display

mt Tapes on display

Even more handy items

Even more handy items

modeS4u visits the Kiyohara in Tokyo 16

modeS4u visits the Kiyohara in Tokyo 16

DIY and jewellery items on show

DIY and jewellery items on show

Mason inspects the items!

Mason inspects the items!

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

Gorgeous items

Gorgeous items

Colorful and pretty!

Colorful and pretty!

Don’t forget to join our giveaway with Japanese Sewing Books!

Tomorrow (Sept 8) is the last day to join our giveaway with Japanese Sewing Books! The lucky winner will receive a stunning fabric bundle as a prize. To enter, simply head on over to Japanese Sewing Books’ Facebook page and follow the instructions there. If you’re looking for inspiration on what to do with your fabrics, check out the super fun items Japanese Sewing Books created with one of our Hummingmint fabrics.

Good luck!

Don't forget to join our giveaway with Japanese Sewing Books!

Don’t forget to join our giveaway with Japanese Sewing Books!

cream glitter Cinderella fairy tale castle shoe ring fabric by Kokka

cream glitter Cinderella fairy tale castle shoe ring fabric by Kokka

light green pink Hummingmint animal Sanrio oxford fabric

light green pink Hummingmint animal Sanrio oxford fabric

orange-brown forest animal dot stripe Canvas fabric from Japan

orange-brown forest animal dot stripe Canvas fabric from Japan

cream airplane train bus Canvas fabric from Japan

cream airplane train bus Canvas fabric from Japan

structured red cherry blossom Asia Dobby fabric

structured red cherry blossom Asia Dobby fabric

Beautiful items you can make with your fabrics!

Beautiful items you can make with your fabrics!

This pencil case is great for school

This pencil case is great for school

This is one of the cutest card holders we've ever seen!

This is one of the cutest card holders we’ve ever seen!

This coin purse is so kawaii!

This coin purse is so kawaii!

Join our Giveaway with Japanese Sewing Books!

We’ve teamed up with the fantastic Japanese Sewing Books, for a fun new giveaway where you stand a chance to win a super fun fabric bundle consisting of 5 stunning Japanese fabrics!

To enter the giveaway, head on over to Japanese Sewing Book’s Facebook page and follow the instructions to participate.

Check out the images below of the giveaway and the fabrics you might be able to win. If you’re looking for inspiration for what to do with lovely fabrics you have on hand, check out some of the beautiful creations Japanese Sewing Books did with one of our Hummingmint fabrics. These include a super kawaii pencil case, purse and card case!

The giveaway runs from now until Sept. 8. Hurry and join in!

The fabric bundle prize!

The fabric bundle prize!

cream glitter Cinderella fairy tale castle shoe ring fabric by Kokka

cream glitter Cinderella fairy tale castle shoe ring fabric by Kokka

light green pink Hummingmint animal Sanrio oxford fabric

light green pink Hummingmint animal Sanrio oxford fabric

orange-brown forest animal dot stripe Canvas fabric from Japan

orange-brown forest animal dot stripe Canvas fabric from Japan

cream airplane train bus Canvas fabric from Japan

cream airplane train bus Canvas fabric from Japan

structured red cherry blossom Asia Dobby fabric

structured red cherry blossom Asia Dobby fabric

Beautiful little goodies Japanese Sewing Books made with our fabric!

Beautiful little goodies Japanese Sewing Books made with our fabric!

Such a kawaii pencil case!

Such a kawaii pencil case!

Beautiful and handy card case.

Beautiful and handy card case.

A sweet little purse for bits and pieces.

A sweet little purse for bits and pieces.

Our visit to the Quilt Market 2015 in Minneapolis: Part3

Although the Quilt Market in Minneapolis is first of all a fabric exhibition for suppliers from the United States, there are also very beautiful Asia fabrics on display. We were able to find amazing new collections from popular brands like Echino and Kokka that will be a great choice for anyone with a soft spot for Japanese designs. We are happy to say that many of the fabrics we chose are already available on modes4u and we are sure that you will love using them to sew wonderful bags, garments and other creative things.

Hokusai's 'Great wave' is a timeless masterpiece and unmistakably Japanese.

Hokusai’s ‘Great wave’ is a timeless masterpiece and unmistakably Japanese.

Many of the designs are colorful and have traditional patterns.

Many of the designs are colorful and have traditional patterns.

Easily carried away. Echino fabrics are perfect for sewing bags and pouches.

Easily carried away. Echino fabrics are perfect for sewing bags and pouches.

A unique style and outstanding quality make Echino one of our favorite suppliers.

A unique style and outstanding quality make Echino one of our favorite suppliers.

Many Asia fabrics depict flowers and animals, but it's really the art style that makes them so special.

Many Asia fabrics depict flowers and animals, but it’s really the art style that makes them so special.

Adorable apple bags and a bear made from cute fruit fabric.

Adorable apple bags and a bear made from cute fruit fabric.

Some of the colorful designs that can be found in our shop.

Some of the colorful designs that can be found in our shop.

We look forwards to see many of the sewing projects made from the cute fabics we carry in our shop now.

We look forwards to see many of the sewing projects made from the cute fabics we carry in our shop now.

colorful polar bear flower rain twill fabric from Japan

colorful polar bear flower rain twill fabric from Japan

colorful town houses canvas fabric from Japan

colorful town houses canvas fabric from Japan

light blue animal sailor oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

light blue animal sailor oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

navy blue Asia fabric with purple and pink cherry blossom from Japan

navy blue Asia fabric with purple and pink cherry blossom from Japan

New Washi Masking tapes at modes4u

We just added the new mt Spring & Summer Collection to our shop. We received amazing Casa masking tapes that will let any room look like a super stylish residence. In the new collection you will also find some traditional Japanese designs, which add an enchanting classical Kyoto feel your art projects. And how cute are our new kawaii adhesive deco tapes with pandas and many other animals? Whether you’re a masking tape novice or already an expert, our new Washi tapes will surely make everyone want to stick around as much as possible.

Check out our lovely new mt spring & summer collcetion

Check out our lovely new mt spring & summer collection

New Wamon Washi Masking tapes in traditional Kyoto style

New Wamon Washi Masking tapes in traditional Kyoto style

You can transform your house into a stunning individual abode.

You can transform your house into a stunning individual abode.

Try Washi tapes on any surface and create avant-garde designs.

Try Washi tapes on any surface and create avant-garde designs.

Perfect for small art projects. Brilliant decoration made with Washi tapes.

Perfect for small art projects. Brilliant decoration made with Washi tapes.

extra wide mt Casa Washi Tape 10cm vintage rack shelf photo deco tape

extra wide mt Casa Washi Tape 10cm vintage rack shelf photo deco tape

extra wide mt Casa Washi Tape 10cm flower tile deco tape

extra wide mt Casa Washi Tape 10cm flower tile deco tape

mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape designer art surrealist eye and mouth

mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape designer art surrealist eye and mouth

mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape flowers off-white pink purple

mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape flowers off-white pink purple

green and yellow Argyle mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape with diamonds

green and yellow Argyle mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape with diamonds

cute milk glass transparent animal birthday deco tape sticky tape by Q-Lia

cute milk glass transparent animal birthday deco tape sticky tape by Q-Lia

sky blue kawaii bear birthday animal deco tape sticky tape by Q-Lia

sky blue kawaii bear birthday animal deco tape sticky tape by Q-Lia

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