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: 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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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

9 Years of Cool and Kawaii Products!

We are really excited to be celebrating our 9th anniversary with you! We decided it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and look back at some of the product trends we kept up with over the years, as well as some that we’re keeping up with now!

One of the earliest we noticed was the Rockabilly trend. As a result, we stocked gloves, T-Shirts, bags, wallets and more as customers were looking for stylish, edgy, nostalgic pieces that were both classic and contemporary.

We then moved on to Tenshi Neko products. This was similar to Hello Kitty and was what actually moved our company towards cute and kawaii products. Tenshi Neko products were super popular and we had many customers who loved its cute and quirky appeal. At about the same time, we also had a lot of customers who were simply crazy for star scarves (we now have lots of star fabrics instead!) so we made sure to stock plenty in different colors and of different material types. We also moved towards stocking Japanese stationery as we noticed a number of customers looking for kawaii products in this category too.

Then came the trend of clay products, for DIY projects, and arts and crafts. This is actually still a big, continuing trend as many of our customers enjoy crafting. We made sure to keep up by adding items that could be used for DIY craft purposes, such as miniature food items, liquid coloring etc.

One of our biggest product categories now though, is fabrics. We recognized that many of our customers also enjoyed sewing and were constantly looking for new and beautiful fabrics to work with. Over the years we’ve stocked more and more fabrics from renowned designers and fabric producers such as Robert Kaufman, Birch, Kokka and more. We also expanded our collection of Japanese fabrics greatly.

And of course, we can’t forget one of the most popular type of products at the moment: kawaii squishies! We love that many of our customers are passionate squishy fans who constantly have awesome suggestions for us of what squishies they want, and we do our best to get those products in! We’ve added in squishies from Puni Maru, iBloom and have so many more coming soon!

How long have you been following modeS4u? Whether you’re a long time customer or only discovered us today, we’d love to hear about some of your favorite products and what you’d like to see more of from us!

Thank you everyone for your continued support of us!

cute cream funny cat animal pencil case by Mind Wave

cute cream funny cat animal pencil case by Mind Wave

funny beige orange cat tsuchineko pouch plush toy from Japan

funny beige orange cat tsuchineko pouch plush toy from Japan

funny white pale grey cat tsuchineko pouch plush toy from Japan

funny white pale grey cat tsuchineko pouch plush toy from Japan

red Robert Kaufman fabric cute star Space Explorers

red Robert Kaufman fabric cute star Space Explorers

light blue Robert Kaufman mini white star fabric Sevenberry Classiques

light blue Robert Kaufman mini white star fabric Sevenberry Classiques

dark blue Robert Kaufman fabric yellow light orange star Monsters

dark blue Robert Kaufman fabric yellow light orange star Monsters

cream Robert Kaufman fabric red blue orange star Monsters

cream Robert Kaufman fabric red blue orange star Monsters

Fuwa Fuwa mousse clay whipped cream Japan decoden white

Fuwa Fuwa mousse clay whipped cream Japan decoden white

Fuwa Fuwa mousse clay whipped cream Japan decoden pink

Fuwa Fuwa mousse clay whipped cream Japan decoden pink

Fuwa Fuwa mousse clay whipped cream Japan decoden brown

Fuwa Fuwa mousse clay whipped cream Japan decoden brown

yellow paper clay Magical Clay from Japan

yellow paper clay Magical Clay from Japan

dark green paper clay Magical Clay from Japan

dark green paper clay Magical Clay from Japan

cream Kokka double gauze colorful flower nani iro fabric

cream Kokka double gauze colorful flower nani iro fabric

cream beige stripe Canvas fabric with animal flower Kokka Japan

cream beige stripe Canvas fabric with animal flower Kokka Japan

light orange-yellow Robert Kaufman flower shape fabric LA Provence

light orange-yellow Robert Kaufman flower shape fabric LA Provence

light cream brown grey flower circle metallic fabric Robert Kaufman Studio RK

light cream brown grey flower circle metallic fabric Robert Kaufman Studio RK

cute big pink croissant bread scented (faulty) squishy by Puni Maru

cute big pink croissant bread scented (faulty) squishy by Puni Maru

cute big light brown butter croissant bread scented (faulty) squishy Puni Maru

cute big light brown butter croissant bread scented (faulty) squishy Puni Maru

kawaii pink strawberry chocolate covered banana fruit scented squishy by iBloom

kawaii pink strawberry chocolate covered banana fruit scented squishy by iBloom

kawaii blue mint chocolate covered banana fruit scented squishy by iBloom

kawaii blue mint chocolate covered banana fruit scented squishy by iBloom

It’s almost Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! How will you be celebrating? If you’re looking for cute gift ideas, we have you covered! From lovely heart-themed products, to flower goodies, to rose fabrics, we have lots for you to choose from. Which of these products is your favorite? Let us know!

purple pale purple heart cute dog animal towel from Japan

purple pale purple heart cute dog animal towel from Japan

blue light blue heart cute cat animal towel from Japan

blue light blue heart cute cat animal towel from Japan

pink cute funny panda with hearts towel from Japan

pink cute funny panda with hearts towel from Japan

off-white with red heart colorful dash laminate fabric by Lecien

off-white with red heart colorful dash laminate fabric by Lecien

dark pink Lecien fabric small pink magenta red off-white heart

dark pink Lecien fabric small pink magenta red off-white heart

off-white Lecien fabric small dark blue light blue yellow red heart

off-white Lecien fabric small dark blue light blue yellow red heart

off-white Lecien fabric small red heart

off-white Lecien fabric small red heart

white Washi Masking Tape deco tape rose & vampire

white Washi Masking Tape deco tape rose & vampire

black flower  fabric Timeless Treasures Tree of Life

black flower fabric Timeless Treasures Tree of Life

pink rose blossom twill flower fabric from Japan

pink rose blossom twill flower fabric from Japan

cream fabric with red rose flower petal by Timeless Treasures

cream fabric with red rose flower petal by Timeless Treasures

light cream fabric with red rose flower by Timeless Treasures

light cream fabric with red rose flower by Timeless Treasures

fabric with red rose flower by Timeless Treasures

fabric with red rose flower by Timeless Treasures

black fabric with big red rose flower by Timeless Treasures

black fabric with big red rose flower by Timeless Treasures

beautiful red rose flowers digital print fabric by Elizabeth's Studio

beautiful red rose flowers digital print fabric by Elizabeth’s Studio

lime green with flower silver metallic embellishment laminate fabric by Lecien

lime green with flower silver metallic embellishment laminate fabric by Lecien

natural color cute red flower laminate fabric by Kokka

natural color cute red flower laminate fabric by Kokka

off-white with flower silver metallic embellishment laminate fabric by Lecien

off-white with flower silver metallic embellishment laminate fabric by Lecien

red with pink blue flower laminate fabric by Lecien

red with pink blue flower laminate fabric by Lecien

pink Michael Miller fabric cute colorful flower Bitty Bloom

pink Michael Miller fabric cute colorful flower Bitty Bloom

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 Kokka (Part 2)

Continuing on with their visit to Kokka, Sandra and Alan were able to snap even more pictures of the fantastic fabrics on display, many of which had been turned into stunning clothes, pillows, bags and more. They saw more Trefle fabrics on display, as well as Irome fabrics and others.

Take a look at the images here!

Trefle fabrics on display

Trefle fabrics on display

Gorgeous COllage designs as bags

Gorgeous COllage designs as bags

Aren't these bags stunning?

Aren’t these bags stunning?

Colorful and cute!

Colorful and cute!

Sweet and stylish!

Sweet and stylish!

They look very eye-catching indeed

They look very eye-catching indeed

Fun Mix Mix designs

Fun Mix Mix designs

Lovely Asian-themed fabrics

Lovely Asian-themed fabrics

Beautiful bags

Beautiful bags

Many colorful and gorgeous fabric bolts

Many colorful and gorgeous fabric bolts

Sas and Yosh Textile items on display

Sas and Yosh Textile items on display

Törten items on display

Törten items on display

Aren't these items and the color contrasts beautiful?

Aren’t these items and the color contrasts beautiful?

More stunning Irome items on display

More stunning Irome items on display

Irome fabric bundles are full of great designs

Irome fabric bundles are full of great designs

Premium double gauze fabrics on show

Premium double gauze fabrics on show

Lovely items!

Lovely items!

Funky and cool fabrics

Funky and cool fabrics

What items do you like to make with fabrics?

What items do you like to make with fabrics?

Children's items

Children’s items

Sandra speaks with the team at Kokka

Sandra speaks with the team at Kokka

Sandra checks out some of Kokka's fabrics

Sandra checks out some of Kokka’s fabrics

Checking out more of Kokka's offerings

Checking out more of Kokka’s offerings

modeS4u visits Kokka (Part 1)

Continuing with their visit to Japan earlier this year, Sandra (Managing Director of modeS4u) and Alan (IT Manager), visited Kokka in Tokyo. Kokka carries a range of stunning fabrics we have available, such as nani iro and Echino fabrics. Whilst visiting them, Sandra and Alan were able to snap tons of fantastic pictures showing off Kokka’s many fabrics sewn into beautiful everyday items that will certainly inspire anyone who loves sewing! Check out the images below. Which fabric/item is your favorite?

 

Dresses, bags and a tipi using their fabrics! Doesn't the tipi look amazing?

Dresses, bags and a tipi using their fabrics! Doesn’t the tipi look amazing?

Wanderlust fabrics by Thomas Knauer

Wanderlust fabrics by Thomas Knauer

Gorgeous Echino fabrics as items

Gorgeous Echino fabrics as items

Echino fabrics as bags and skirts

Echino fabrics as bags and skirts

A beautiful dress using an Echino fabric

A beautiful dress using an Echino fabric

Nani iro textiles by Naomi Ito

Nani iro textiles by Naomi Ito

Children's items using nani iro fabrics

Children’s items using nani iro fabrics

Rough Cut designs by Ellen Baker

Rough Cut designs by Ellen Baker

Tsumiki fabrics as clothing items on display

Tsumiki fabrics as clothing items on display

Linen Jam's fabrics as clothes

Linen Jam’s fabrics as clothes

Items using fabrics from the Candy Party line

Items using fabrics from the Candy Party line

Stunning fabrics featuring popular characters

Stunning fabrics featuring popular characters

A fun vintage style Disney shirt

A fun vintage style Disney shirt

A super cool Star Wars shirt

A super cool Star Wars shirt

Fabrics featuring Disney Tsum Tsum characters and more

Fabrics featuring Disney Tsum Tsum characters and more

What a fun Monsters Inc. set!

What a fun Monsters Inc. set!

More fun fabrics featuring Disney characters, Hello Kitty, My Melody and others

More fun fabrics featuring Disney characters, Hello Kitty, My Melody and others

More beautiful fabrics, including Trefle ones, as items

More beautiful fabrics, including Trefle ones, as items

Super colorful and kawaii

Super colorful and kawaii

More fun character themed designs

More fun character themed designs

Knit fabrics on display

Knit fabrics on display

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

Jacquard fabrics as cushion covers

Jacquard fabrics as cushion covers

Items made of Trefle fabrics

Items made of Trefle fabrics

Christmas Clothing Inspiration from Eva Maria!

We’ve teamed up with the awesome blogger, Eva Maria, who created some stunning clothes using one of our Christmas fabrics, specifically a fabric by Dear Stella! Check out the beautiful clothes she made which include a dress and a skirt. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Do you enjoy sewing? Please share photos of your lovely creations with us! Make sure to check out our other lovely fabrics you can use for your own projects!

What a gorgeous dress!

What a gorgeous dress!

So kawaii!

So kawaii!

Very detailed

Very detailed

The sleeves look comfortable

The sleeves look comfortable

This adds a little extra design to the skirt!

This adds a little extra design to the skirt!

A very sweet skirt!

A very sweet skirt!

cream bicycle & Christmas tree Xmas fabric by Dear Stella USA

cream bicycle & Christmas tree Xmas fabric by Dear Stella USA

red Lecien fabric small white bear pink snowflake

red Lecien fabric small white bear pink snowflake

blue Riley Blake fabric Christmas rabbit bird mushroom Pixie Noel

blue Riley Blake fabric Christmas rabbit bird mushroom Pixie Noel

blue Riley Blake fabric Christmas light tree bird Pixie Noel

blue Riley Blake fabric Christmas light tree bird Pixie Noel

grey brushed Canvas bear tree snowflake fabric by Kokka from Japan

grey brushed Canvas bear tree snowflake fabric by Kokka from Japan

cream oxford fabric colorful animal Christmas ornament gold metallic by Kokka

cream oxford fabric colorful animal Christmas ornament gold metallic by Kokka

cute dark green fabric with Santa Christmas tree house from Japan

cute dark green fabric with Santa Christmas tree house from Japan

light cream cute santa snowman reindeer gold metallic fabric

light cream cute santa snowman reindeer gold metallic fabric

green Michael Miller fabric Lolli Dot with shiny gold dots

green Michael Miller fabric Lolli Dot with shiny gold dots

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