What customers make with our fabrics: bags and Furoshiki

Time for a mini edition of “what customers make with our fabrics”. In the last weeks our Dutch customer fabriekt.nl showed us her beautiful bags she sewed using many of our Kokka and echino fabrics. Our French customer Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze is using our Michael Miller Kiss me fabric and the colorful Timeless Treasures cat fabric as Furoshiki. Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths to transport things.

fabriekt.nl from the Netherlands sewed lovely bags with our fabrics

fabriekt.nl from the Netherlands sewed lovely bags with our fabrics

fabriekt.nl mainly used echino and Kokka fabrics for her bags

fabriekt.nl mainly used echino and Kokka fabrics for her bags

off-white Canvas ladybird fabric by Kokka

off-white Canvas ladybird fabric by Kokka

bee echino Canvas laminate fabric black red honeycomb

bee echino Canvas laminate fabric black red honeycomb

Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze uses our fabrics as Furoshiki wrapping cloths

Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze uses our fabrics as Furoshiki wrapping cloths

Super colorful cat Furoshiki by Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze

Super colorful cat Furoshiki by Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze

Michael Miller retro comic fabric Kiss me Love

Michael Miller retro comic fabric Kiss me Love

colored designer fabric with funny colourful cats

colored designer fabric with funny colourful cats

New Kokka fabric collection Famework by Ellen Luckett Baker

We received a lovely new collection, which is the latest design by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka. In Framework it’s all about geometrical patterns on a strong canvas fabric. We carry the designs Daisy Chain, steps and corners.

We carry these fabrics from Ellen Luckett Baker's collection Framework

We carry these fabrics from Ellen Luckett Baker’s collection Framework

teal Daisy Chain flower Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

teal Daisy Chain flower Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

royal blue Daisy Chain flower Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

royal blue Daisy Chain flower Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

charcoal steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

charcoal steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

chartreuse steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

chartreuse steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

royal blue steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

royal blue steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

coral red corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

coral red corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

chartreuse corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

chartreuse corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

blue corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

blue corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

New Kokka fabrics from Japan

We have many beautiful new Kokka fabrics from Japan. Most of them are oxford fabrics, but there are also some super delicate gauze fabrics and our first ever Kokka flannel fabric. We really like the England designs that Kokka has been releasing lately. Check out the fabrics with London buses, Queen’s guards or teapots. We also received many designs that have gold metallic decorations, for example with apples or cherry blossoms.

And there is also news from echino: We now carry the pretty cotton sateen collection as cotton sateen laminates.

We have pretty new Kokka fabrics in our shop

We have pretty new Kokka fabrics in our shop

lightweight white Alice in Wonderland Kokka gauze fabric

lightweight white Alice in Wonderland Kokka gauze fabric

cream-pink geo owl flannel fabric by Kokka from Japan

cream-pink geo owl flannel fabric by Kokka from Japan

natural-colored travel London bus oxford fabric Kokka

natural-colored travel London bus oxford fabric Kokka

natural-colored travel London guard oxford fabric Kokka

natural-colored travel London guard oxford fabric Kokka

red England Tea Time London teapot oxford fabric Kokka

red England Tea Time London teapot oxford fabric Kokka

white Kokka oxford fabric green apple with gold metallic

white Kokka oxford fabric green apple with gold metallic

white Kokka oxford fabric red apple with gold metallic

white Kokka oxford fabric red apple with gold metallic

Japanese red cherry blossom flower fabric by Kokka

Japanese red cherry blossom flower fabric by Kokka

Japanese purple cherry blossom flower fabric by Kokka

Japanese purple cherry blossom flower fabric by Kokka

dark blue animal frame oxford fabric Kokka cat bear stag

dark blue animal frame oxford fabric Kokka cat bear stag

cute white animals in the forest Kokka animal fabric Japan

cute white animals in the forest Kokka animal fabric Japan

white Kokka construction site car fabric for boys from Japan

white Kokka construction site car fabric for boys from Japan

off-white Kokka flower fabric from Japan

off-white Kokka flower fabric from Japan

Our fabrics are in the German burdastyle magazine

In the current issue of the big German sewing magazine burda style we are featured in two different categories. Our Kokka windows fabric was named fabric of the month and sold out within 24 hours after the magazine was published. But our fabrics were also used in an adorable series about spring rain clothes, for example for sewing some cute children’s shorts with our organic birch polka dot fabric.

We are featured twice in the German burdastyle magazine

We are featured twice in the German burda style magazine

Our Kokka window fabric was named

Our Kokka window fabric was named “fabric of the month”

But some of our fabrics were also used for a series about rainclothes for spring

But some of our fabrics were also used for a series about rain clothes for spring

The cute girl's shorts are made with our yellow organic polka dot fabric by birch

The cute girl’s shorts are made with our yellow organic polka dot fabric by birch

Some other fabrics were used as decoration in the background

Some other fabrics were used as decoration in the background

It's such a lovely series, we love the illustrations

It’s such a lovely series, we love the illustrations

white girls in windows oxford fabric by Kokka

white girls in windows oxford fabric by Kokka

yellow birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

yellow birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

What to sew: Kokka and echino fabrics

Kokka showed some really beautiful examples of what you can sew with their fabrics at the Spring Quilt Market in the USA. As we carry most of the echino fabrics, Melody Miller fabrics and Ellen Lucket Baker fabrics they displayed on the trade show we took lots of pictures of how the fabrics were used for different sewing projects. You could see many  bags sewed with echino fabrics, we loved especially the ones made with the echino rhino fabrics. Collections like echino rhythm and echino twin were great designs for making bags as well. As the fabrics have lots of different patterns which are arranged in stripes, they create a stunning patchwork look.

We also loved the dress, bags and cushions that were made with Ellen Lucket Baker’s citrus tree fabric or the little canvas flower fabrics. And Melody Miller’s retro prints just look amazing on home decor.

Beautiful bags wesed with echino twin fabrics

Beautiful bags sewed with echino twin fabrics

The bags sewd with the echino rhino fabric were among our favourites

The bags sewed with the echino rhino fabric were among our favourites

In the middle you see some waterproof bags made with echino laminate fabrics

In the middle you see some waterproof bags made with echino laminate fabrics

A wonderful dress made with fabrics designed by Ellen Lucket Baker

A wonderful dress made with fabrics designed by Ellen Lucket Baker

Lovely bags made with fabrics from the Folk Modern collection

Lovely bags made with fabrics from the Folk Modern collection

Isn't the pillow on the left breathtaking?

Isn’t the pillow on the left breathtaking?

Super cool retro pillow made with Melody Miller fabrics

Super cool retro pillow made with Melody Miller fabrics

International Quilt Market: Kokka, Cosmo & Trans-Pacific Textiles

At an important textile trade show like the Spring Quilt Market you meet manufacturers from all around the world. So it was no surprise that we also visited the booths of our Japanese partners Kokka and Cosmo. Kokka had a beautiful booth full of echino fabrics, but they also presented their collections by Melody Miller and Ellen Lucket Baker.

In the USA Cosmo is known as Quilt Gate, so we found them at the Quilt Gate booth where they presented wonderful quilting fabrics.

On the Spring Quilt Market we also got to know the little Hawaiian label Trans-Pacific Textiles. They are not based in Japan but employ several Japanese designers which create the most amazing Anime fabrics for them. We already carry them in our shop, be sure to have a look.

The beautiful Kokka booth at the Spring Quilt Market

The beautiful Kokka booth at the Spring Quilt Market

One corner was fully dedicated to echino fabrics

One corner was fully dedicated to echino fabrics

They displayed a lot of amazing bags made with echino fabrics

They displayed a lot of amazing bags made with echino fabrics

We loved all the designs using the retro camera and motorscooter fabrics

We loved all the designs using the retro camera and scooter fabrics

All those Kokka fabrics are designed by Ellen Lucket Baker

All those Kokka fabrics are designed by Ellen Lucket Baker

We just added most of those Melody Miller fabrics to our shop recently

We added most of those Melody Miller fabrics to our shop recently

Melody Miller's Ruby Star collection is so retro and beautiful

Melody Miller’s Ruby Star collection is so retro and beautiful

We visited the Cosmo booth. They are known as Quilt Gate in the US

We visited the Cosmo booth. They are known as Quilt Gate in the US

Some of the amazing Anime fabrics by Trans-Pacific Textiles

Some of the amazing Anime fabrics by Trans-Pacific Textiles

We totally loved their Anime designs and now carry most of them in our shop

We totally loved their Anime designs and now carry most of them in our shop

They also had cool fabric bundles from their different collections at their booth

They also had cool fabric bundles from their different collections at their booth

Japan Hobby Show Part 4: Kokka fabrics booth

While visiting the Japan Hobby Show in Tokyo we also visited some of our suppliers who had booths on the tradeshow. As fabrics and sewing played an important role there, the Japanese fabric manufacturer Kokka couldn’t be missing of course. We really enjoyed the Kokka booth, they had lots of different sections with designer fabrics by Etsuko Furuya, Melody Miller or Ellen Lucket Baker. You could see lots and lots of beautiful things made with the fabrics, mainly bags and clothes. But boy, they surely looked amazing.

Beautiful items with Kokka fabrics designed by Melody Miller

Beautiful items with Kokka fabrics designed by Melody Miller

Some pretty bags and cloths made with Kokka fabrics from the Folk Modern collection

Some pretty bags and cloths made with Kokka fabrics from the Folk Modern collection

The Kokka fabrics designed by Ellen Lucket Baker are perfect for sewing bags

The Kokka fabrics designed by Ellen Lucket Baker are perfect for sewing bags

Super cute Kokka characters on fabric

Super cute Kokka characters on fabric

Of course echino could not be missing on the Kokka booth

Of course echino could not be missing on the Kokka booth

People loved the echino section of the Kokka booth at the trade show

People loved the echino section of the Kokka booth at the trade show

What customers make with our fabrics: echino bags

Again we spotted wonderful things that some of our customers made with our fabrics. After we already introduced you to the cute boy’s shirt Caroline from the Sew Can She blog sewed, she now also made a beautiful handbag from our echino fabric. The combination with the real leather handle is perfect, it is an absolute astonishing piece.

The French designer Les Bêtes de Céline showed us a couple of weeks ago a picture of how she was working on a shoulder bag with our echino laminate fabrics. Now she finished the bag and we totally love it. She combined two echino laminates by Kokka, so the bag is waterproof. It’s absolutely lovely!

We are in love with the echino handbag made by Sew Can She

We are in love with the echino handbag made by Sew Can She

Here Les Bêtes de Céline is still working on this echino laminate shoulder bag

Here Les Bêtes de Céline is still working on this echino laminate shoulder bag

By now the waterproof bag is finished and absolutely beautiful

By now the waterproof bag is finished and absolutely beautiful

echino canvas fabric birds stripes turquoise from Japan

echino canvas fabric birds stripes turquoise from Japan

echino laminate stripes fabric kikka yellow-red-blue

echino laminate stripes fabric kikka yellow-red-blue

green echino birds and berries laminate fabric cherry

green echino birds and berries laminate fabric cherry

New: Asia fabrics category

We have so many fabrics with Asian designs or typical symbols that we wanted to group them in a new fabric category in our shop. From now on you can select the category “Asia Fabrics” in our online shop and find lots of fabrics with Chinese characters, geishas, Kokeshi dolls, lucky cats and other Asian designs. Lots of fabrics in this section are from the Japanese labels Kokka and Cosmo, but you can also find brands like Alexander Henry, Timeless Treasures or Robert Kaufman from the USA.

Visit our new product category Asia Fabrics

Visit our new product category Asia Fabrics

black Japanese ninja characters fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

black Japanese ninja characters fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

purple-violet Japanese flower fabric with gold by Kokka

purple-violet Japanese flower fabric with gold by Kokka

grey Alexander Henry fabric Japanese woman and skulls

grey Alexander Henry fabric Japanese woman and skulls

ecru structured Lucky Cats fabric from Japan

ecru structured Lucky Cats fabric from Japan

black Kokeshi cat dolls fabric by Alexander Henry

black Kokeshi cat dolls fabric by Alexander Henry

Japanese scenery fabric tree flower Timeless Treasures

Japanese scenery fabric tree flower Timeless Treasures

Customer sews incredible shirt for boys

What a great outfit! Our customer Caroline from the Blog Sew Can She showed us what wonderful boys’ clothes you can make from our fabrics. She took two of our cars fabrics from Kokka and sewed an incredible shirt for her son. He seems to like it as much as we do, at least he looks quite happy, very comfortable and active wearing the shirt. Great Job, Caroline.

It’s such a pleasure to see what customers make from our products, so keep showing us the results of your creativity.

What a great shirt for boys! SewCanShe made it from our Kokka fabrics.

What a great shirt for boys! SewCanShe made it from our Kokka fabrics.

funny white cars fabric for boys by Kokka Japan

funny white cars fabric for boys by Kokka Japan

dark blue cars fabric for boys by Kokka Japan

dark blue cars fabric for boys by Kokka Japan

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