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

New fabrics: Michael Miller, Robert Kaufman, Cosmo & monaluna

So many new fabrics in our shop.We received the new monaluna organic fabric collections Meadow and Urban Patch as well as Michael Miller’s collections Helen’s Garden and Birds of a Feather.

If you need some cuddle fabrics, this is good news for you: We now have some super soft Robert Kaufman Minky fabrics and also Robert Kaufman flannel pre-cuts.

There are also plenty new Japanese fabrics by Cosmo.

red monaluna forest animal organic fabric vine USA

red monaluna forest animal organic fabric vine USA

green monaluna birch tree flower organic fabric birches USA

green monaluna birch tree flower organic fabric birches USA

aqua bird animal fabric Michael Miller Birds of a Feather

aqua bird animal fabric Michael Miller Birds of a Feather

white bird feather fabric Michael Miller Birds of a Feather

white bird feather fabric Michael Miller Birds of a Feather

purple butterfly animal fabric Helen's Garden Michael Miller

purple butterfly animal fabric Helen’s Garden Michael Miller

navy blue flower fabric Helen's Garden Michael Miller USA

navy blue flower fabric Helen’s Garden Michael Miller USA

Fat Quarter flannel fabric bundle Daisy Love Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter flannel fabric bundle Daisy Love Robert Kaufman

aqua Robert Kaufman Speedster minky fabric fleece plush

aqua Robert Kaufman Speedster minky fabric fleece plush

Robert Kaufman pink minky fabric fleece plush Spot Dot

Robert Kaufman pink minky fabric fleece plush Spot Dot

green flower minky fabric fleece plush Robert Kaufman Izzy

green flower minky fabric fleece plush Robert Kaufman Izzy

off-white whale minky fabric fleece plush Robert Kaufman

off-white whale minky fabric fleece plush Robert Kaufman

violet owl minky fabric fleece plush Robert Kaufman

violet owl minky fabric fleece plush Robert Kaufman

jungle animal minky fabric fleece plush grey Jungle Tales

jungle animal minky fabric fleece plush grey Jungle Tales

turquoise flower minky fabric fleece plush Floret USA

turquoise flower minky fabric fleece plush Floret USA

pink ornament minky fabric fleece plush Damask

pink ornament minky fabric fleece plush Damask

kawaii pink Cosmo animal fabric sweets Japan

kawaii pink Cosmo animal fabric sweets Japan

black and white striped sweets dessert fabric by Cosmo

black and white striped sweets dessert fabric by Cosmo

green owl oxford fabric by Cosmo from Japan

green owl oxford fabric by Cosmo from Japan

pink cat oxford fabric Cosmo Japan apple food cow

pink cat oxford fabric Cosmo Japan apple food cow

New fabric materials in our shop

In our latest fabric delivery from the Japanese manufacturer Cosmo we received many new designs, but also a couple of new material that you might like.

1. Toweling Fabric

We got two very cute terry cloth fabrics with flogs and panda bears. The fabric absorbs water very well therefore it is great to make home textiles such as towels, washrag, bathrobes, bathing utensils, plush toys etc.

turquoise panda bear toweling fabric Cosmo Japan

turquoise panda bear toweling fabric Cosmo Japan

off-white frog toweling fabric Cosmo Japan

off-white frog toweling fabric Cosmo Japan

2. Cotton Satin Fabric

This flower fabric is the first and only cotton satin fabric we have in our shop so far. It is a bit shiny and very smooth. Also the wholoe fabric is stuctured, so it feels very exciting and special.

black structured cotton satin flower fabric Cosmo

black structured cotton satin flower fabric Cosmo

3. Seersucker Fabric

This funny hedgehog seersucker fabric is structured and super light. Seersuckers are very suitable for summer clothes like shirts, robes and shorts, because the fabric barely touches the skin due to the speacial weaving technique and allows lots of air circulation. It’s also great for summer bed linen etc.

white hedgehog seersucker Poplin fabric Cosmo Japan

white hedgehog seersucker Poplin fabric Cosmo Japan

Our favourite product of the week: Kokka sailor fabric

We got a new delivery from Kokka this week and are still adding the wonderful Japanese fabrics to our shop. As we got a few fabrics with maritime designs and will also be getting lots more in the next months, we decided to create the new fabric category “sailor fabric“. And our favourite product of the week, the cute sailor fabric with squares, definitely belongs in that category. Ahoy!

fine sailors fabric with squares by Kokka from Japan

fine sailors fabric with squares by Kokka from Japan

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 Japanese designer fabrics

We ordered some new Japanese fabrics from Lecien. They have a few new designs which are really adorable, including panda bears, deers, bunnies, poodle, strawberries and more. They are all lightweight cotton fabrics perfect for quilting or any other cute project you can think of. We received those fabrics on the same day the earthquake happened. Lucky for us, they arrived before that and we don’t have any order which is supposed to be shipped right now from Japan. Japan closed its ports and I am sure there will be some shipping delays for products we ordered. I totally understand the situation in Japan and we have to be patient waiting for new products. The most important thing is that our customers don’t have to be patient because all our products in our shop are in stock and there are no shipping delays from our side!

white kawaii Bambi fabric with glitter from Japan

white kawaii Bambi fabric with glitter from Japan

white kawaii panda fabric with black hearts Japan

white kawaii panda fabric with black hearts Japan

pink kawaii panda fabric with black hearts Japan

pink kawaii panda fabric with black hearts Japan

white big panda fabric with pink hearts Japan

white big panda fabric with pink hearts Japan

black big panda fabric with red hearts Japan

black big panda fabric with red hearts Japan

pink Japanese fabric bunny doggy strawberry flowers

pink Japanese fabric bunny doggy strawberry flowers

green Japanese fabric deer squirrel bunnies

green Japanese fabric deer squirrel bunnies

colourful stripes fabric strawberry flowers mushroom

colourful stripes fabric strawberry flowers mushroom

Meeting with Kokka in Hong Kong

We work with Kokka fabrics closely together, of course it helps that they have an office in Hong Kong. ;-) Therefore, we have a very good business relationship with them and visit their office every once in a while to talk in person, discuss future plans and collaborations and give them some feedback we received from our customers regarding their fabrics. Today’s meeting was very important for us because we wanted to discuss the sales of Kokka fabrics in Germany. When we started working with them they told us that some fabrics are not allowed to Germany because another company has the exclusive import rights for those. We agreed to that and followed their rules. After 2 years we became a very good customer for them and they decided to review this arrangement. Alan and I went to their office to discuss this issue. The meeting was very successful, we are now allowed to sell almost all Kokka fabrics to Germany. We are very happy about that and our customers must be even more happy. I got countless emails before asking why we cannot sell those fabrics to Germany.

After the meeting we had a Chinese lunch together with the boss and one more staff and chatted about business, travelling to Japan and other topics. It’s nice when you know your suppliers in person and also know something private about them. It is a lot more fun doing business like that.

New Japanese fabrics by Kokka arrived

We just added some new Japanese fabrics by Kokka to our shop today. As always, the quality of the fabrics is awesome and the prints are so detailed, its amazing. This time we got fabrics with skulls, chipmunks, deers, sheeps, mushrooms, Snow-white, cars and more. Here are some of my favorites:

black skull fabric with red skulls by Kokka Japan

black skull fabric with red skulls by Kokka Japan

cute pink bunny fabric by Kokka Japan kawaii

cute pink bunny fabric by Kokka Japan kawaii

cute white chipmunk fabric by Kokka Japan

cute white chipmunk fabric by Kokka Japan

cute colourful sheeps fabric with glitter Kokka Japan

cute colourful sheeps fabric with glitter Kokka Japan

red skull fabric with pirate theme by Kokka Japan

red skull fabric with pirate theme by Kokka Japan

blue cars fabric for boys by Kokka Japan

blue cars fabric for boys by Kokka Japan

pink fly agaric fabric squirrel by Kokka Japan

pink fly agaric fabric squirrel by Kokka Japan

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