Delightful Halloween dollhouse miniature: do your own!

Attention all crafters and sewing fans alike!  See what we found on the website of our Japanese fabrics‘ provider Kokka:  An awesomely cute Halloween dollhouse miniature display by artist Teruyo Niwa! 

In her design, she includes an amazingly kawaii mini witch costume and hat in stripes and dots fabrics, fit to dress up any doll for a stylish Halloween party 🙂  Just look at the lace and ribbon details in black and orange, they are simply delicious!

Here is another opportunity for sewing beginners, as doll dress making is an area where you can get very good results with little effort, and try new ideas or techniques. This is also a wonderful Halloween decoration and gift idea, if you like crafting miniatures. 

Check out the picture below with the original design, and some others we included to help you get inspired.  From the beautified doll accessories to the Halloween goodies bag, the pumpkin wreath and the mini furniture, there are many ideas here to feed your own creative projects.  Don’t forget to send us pictures of your creations!  We’d love to see what you do!

What great inspiration for a Halloween sewing project!

What great inspiration for a Halloween sewing project!

black designer fabric with glow in the dark spiderwebs

black designer fabric with glow in the dark spiderwebs

grey Quilting Treasures fabric with skulls

grey Quilting Treasures fabric with skulls

Ink & Arrow Halloween fabric with potions

Ink & Arrow Halloween fabric with potions

purple Cosmo Halloween fabric with ghosts

purple Cosmo Halloween fabric with ghosts

Gothic tree fabric Timeless Treasures

Gothic tree fabric Timeless Treasures

Timeless Treasures glitter skull fabric

Timeless Treasures glitter skull fabric

pumpkin fabric by Alexander Henry

pumpkin fabric by Alexander Henry

orange white Michael Miller fabric checkered pattern Gingham Play

orange white Michael Miller fabric checkered pattern Gingham Play

black Alexander Henry fabric roses and beige skulls

black Alexander Henry fabric roses and beige skulls

FREE sewing pattern for Christmas decorations!

Christmas is coming again in a few weeks, would you believe it?  Autumn advances, winter gets near, and soon we will be surrounded by tokens of the season wherever we go!  Some people will then start looking for ideas on new Xmas decorations, while DIY fans may have already finished some of their Xmas creative projects!

If you like sewing, you still have time to try this wonderful free sewing pattern for a kawaii wall decoration in the shape of colourful reindeer heads.  Check out the pictures below to see how absolutely cute they look upon a wall!  The original pattern is made with solid and dotted Kokka fabrics, and we added some more in, just to help you find inspiration.

Have you ever tried your hand at this sort of stuffed animal sewing project?  Remember we love to see your creations, so do not hesitate to share some pictures of your handmade Christmas decoration ideas with us!

FREE sewing pattern for Christmas decorations! 1

You can make one of these!

navy blue nani iro fabric double gauze with speck

navy blue nani iro fabric double gauze with speck

red circle canvas fabric natural color by Kokka

red circle canvas fabric natural color by Kokka

double gauze pink Kokka organic dot white metallic nani iro fabric

double gauze pink Kokka organic dot white metallic nani iro fabric

colorful polka dot Kokka mint green double gauze nani iro fabric

colorful polka dot Kokka mint green double gauze nani iro fabric

circle navy blue natural color Cotton Linen Kokka fabric

circle navy blue natural color Cotton Linen Kokka fabric

grey Canvas fabric triangle square circle shape Kokka Japan

grey Canvas fabric triangle square circle shape Kokka Japan

Japanese mustard yellow echino canvas dot fabric

Japanese mustard yellow echino canvas dot fabric

grey canvas fabric by echino with polka dot

grey canvas fabric by echino with polka dot

natural color echino canvas fabric with magenta dots Standard

natural color echino canvas fabric with magenta dots Standard

natural color echino canvas fabric stag with red dots Sambar

natural color echino canvas fabric stag with red dots Sambar

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Check out the FREE sewing pattern for a kawaii scarf!

The weather is cooling down which means we’re going to have to start pulling out our winter clothes from storage soon! No winter outfit is complete however, without a super cute scarf to help keep us warm. If you’re looking to make your own scarf, then you simply must check out this FREE sewing pattern for an adorable scarf made of Kokka fabrics.

We’ve included suggestions of other Japanese fabrics and Christmas fabrics you can use, if you wish to get started on this project. Please make sure to send us photos of your awesome creations!

You can learn how to make this scarf!

You can learn how to make this scarf!

polar bear double gauze fabric by Kokka from Japan

polar bear double gauze fabric by Kokka from Japan

blue double gauze fabric with penguins and clouds

blue double gauze fabric with penguins and clouds

flower nani iro fabric blue double gauze

flower nani iro fabric blue double gauze

navy blue nani iro fabric double gauze with speck

navy blue nani iro fabric double gauze with speck

green stripe nani iro double gauze fabric by Kokka

green stripe nani iro double gauze fabric by Kokka

red Ink & Arrow fabric Christmas fabric with snow globes

red Ink & Arrow fabric Christmas fabric with snow globes

Cosmo colorful Christmas triangle fabric with trees

Cosmo colorful Christmas triangle fabric with trees

red festive Christmas fabric with Santa Claus

red festive Christmas fabric with Santa Claus

winter bird fabric by Dear Stella in white

winter bird fabric by Dear Stella in white

Get a FREE SEWING PATTERN for a small bag and placemat!

We know how much you love kawaii sewing projects, which is why we simply HAD to share this awesome FREE SEWING PATTERN for a placemat and small bag! These lovely items are made from Kokka fabrics. Aren’t they perfect as bento accessories?

You’ll find more suggestions here of Japanese fabrics you can use for this sewing project. If you make it, please do send us pictures! We’d love to see and share what you’ve created!

You can make these with this awesome free sewing pattern!

You can make these with this awesome free sewing pattern!

colorful Japanese canvas fabric by Kokka with flowers and shapes

colorful Japanese canvas fabric by Kokka with flowers and shapes

colorful forest animal Kokka oxford fabric

colorful forest animal Kokka oxford fabric

Japanese canvas fabric by Kokka with birds

Japanese canvas fabric by Kokka with birds

French bulldog natural color canvas fabric by Kokka

French bulldog natural color canvas fabric by Kokka

Kokka oxford fabric with animals and trains

Kokka oxford fabric with animals and trains

oxford fabric with Easter bunny rabbits by Kokka

oxford fabric with Easter bunny rabbits by Kokka

flower nani Iro linen fabric by Kokka in teal

flower nani Iro linen fabric by Kokka in teal

dog canvas fabric yellow Kokka with stripe

dog canvas fabric yellow Kokka with stripe

pattern food structured square rectangle Kokka Dobby fabric

pattern food structured square rectangle Kokka Dobby fabric

Win 10 gorgeous Kokka and echino fabrics in our new giveaway!

We have a new giveaway featuring stunning Kokka fabrics and echino fabrics! 1 winner will receive a bundle with 10 free Japanese fabrics! Each fabric is approximately 50cm in length, which means about 5 meters in total!

Here’s how to join the giveaway:

– Go to the Kokka fabrics page of our website, find your favorite fabric and copy its link. Then come back to this blog post, and leave a comment with the link of your selected fabric pasted in. Done!

Just make sure to leave your correct email address when posting, as we will be contacting the winner via email. This giveaway is open worldwide and runs until October 31.

Remember to check out our amazing sale on Kokka and echino fabrics here! We expect fabrics to sell out fast and we won’t be restocking them, so make sure to get your favorite designs before they’re gone for good. This sale only last until the end of this month!

Join our giveaway to win 10 stunning Japanese fabrics!

Join our giveaway to win 10 stunning Japanese fabrics!

Our EXCLUSIVE Kokka and echino fabric sale starts NOW!

Our new and EXCLUSIVE Kokka + echino fabric sale starts NOW! Get lots of stunning designer Japanese fabrics at discount prices! We expect these fabrics to sell REALLY FAST (and we won’t be restocking them!) so get your favorite designs before they’re GONE FOREVER! This sale ONLY lasts until the end of this month!

Get beautiful Japanese fabrics at discount prices!!

Get beautiful Japanese fabrics at discount prices!!

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

Quilt Market 2018 in Portland, USA (Part 3)

To wrap up this summary of Sandra and Alan’s trip to the Quilt Market in Portland, USA, we’ll take a look at a few more suppliers they came across. There were stunning displays by Cloud 9, Kiyohara, Kokka and Trans-Pacific Textiles, showing off all sorts of gorgeous fabrics as well as items made from some of them. These included super cute bags, dresses and more!

After all was said and done, Sandra, Alan and Mason hung out with the team from Cloud 9! Overall, this was a great event with fabric suppliers going all out to show off exciting new designs, many of which you will see in our shop soon. Make sure to keep an eye out for them!

A shiba inu design from Trans-Pacific Textiles

A shiba inu design from Trans-Pacific Textiles

Another kawaii piece from Trans-Pacific Textiles

Another kawaii piece from Trans-Pacific Textiles

Kiyohara's booth display

Kiyohara’s booth display

Aren't their items stunning?

Aren’t their items stunning?

Which item do you like best?

Which item do you like best?

These pillows, outfits and bags are so kawaii!

These pillows, outfits and bags are so kawaii!

More Kiyohara items

More Kiyohara items

We love these matching items!

We love these matching items!

A lovely dress made from nani iro fabric

A lovely dress made from nani iro fabric

Oodles of bags made from Kokka fabrics

Oodles of bags made from Kokka fabrics

Kokka's display

Kokka’s display

Organic fabrics from Cloud 9

Organic fabrics from Cloud 9

Sandra, Alan and Mason hanging out with the Cloud 9 team!

Sandra, Alan and Mason hanging out with the Cloud 9 team!

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 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