Safe laminate fabrics in our shop

Safety is always a big issue, especially when children are involved. Lots of our customers ask us if the laminate fabrics from our shop are safe and suitable for sewing projects for children. And the answer is: YES. All our suppliers confirmed that the coating they use for their laminates does not contain the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA).

Our American suppliers like Robert Kaufman, Riley Blake or Alexander Henry also stress that their laminates are CPSIA compliant, so they meet the requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which is an US law since 2008 to improve the safety for children’s products. The laminates are therefore lead and pthalate free and can be used in childrenswear intended for ages 12 and under. Of course the manufacturers all have official documents about this and get their products tested by research institutes, so they really have reliable data.

So you can use the water-resistant fabrics without any concerns for projects like totes, raincoats, baby bibs, playmats, bags and more.

 

All laminate fabrics on modes4u.com are BPA free

All laminate fabrics on modes4u.com are BPA free

echino laminate fabric Buck stag deer with glasses black

echino laminate fabric Buck stag deer with glasses black

green polka dot laminate fabric by Cosmo from Japan

green polka dot laminate fabric by Cosmo from Japan

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric red ladybirds

Robert Kaufman premium laminate fabric red ladybirds

green Riley Blake laminate fabric with train locomotive USA

green Riley Blake laminate fabric with train locomotive USA

white Eiffel tower laminate designer fabric from the USA

white Eiffel tower laminate designer fabric from the USA

Dino Dudes PUL Polyurethane laminate fabric Michael Miller

Dino Dudes PUL Polyurethane laminate fabric Michael Miller

blue Mexican folklore laminate fabric Alexander Henry

blue Mexican folklore laminate fabric Alexander Henry

Michael Miller premium laminate fabric gingham checker

Michael Miller premium laminate fabric gingham checker

Meet the fabric designers on modes4u: Nancy Wolff

We now have more than 1,000 fabrics in stock already and this number is constantly growing as we keep adding lots of new textiles. And even though you might have heard names like Robert Kaufman, Michael Miller, Kokka or Riley Blake a million times already, there are lots of fabric designers behind those big labels, whose styles are unique and have a high recognition value. Therefore we want to introduce you to several designers, whose designs we carry in our shop in a new blog series. Curtain up for the designer:

Nancy Wolff

Nancy is a designer and illustrator who lives and works in New York. She studied fine art and majored in painting. On modes4u.com you’ll find many of her fabrics that she did for Kokka, but besides designing fabrics she also illustrates stationery, cards, wallpapers or books. She started her career as a textile designer and quickly developed a signiture style while experimenting with colors, patterns and textures. All her work is drawn and painted by hand, then scanned into the computer. As she puts it herself, inspiration for her next piece of art could just lay around the corner: “Inspiration for my designs come from everywhere, including old children’s books, dogs in the park, a pigeon on my windowsill, and even vintage machinery. I love what I do and try not to take myself too seriously – I hope that shows up in my work. My designs are done with kids in mind, but it’s important to me that they appeal to adults, as well.”

The Nancy Wolff fabric designs that we carry in our shop all include funny animals. Just recently we got her circus collection, which looks amazing. Nancy is very satisfied herself: “I’m thrilled to be designing for Kokka. They do an amazing job translating my patterns onto fabric.”

Her latest project was co-founding a boutique design company that specializes in contemporary wallpaper for the modern child. You can also find one of the fabric designs of her circus collection in this new project. The cute animal print looks pretty good on walls too, doesn’t it?

Check out Nancy Wolff’s blog to see what she is working on.

pale pink elephant canvas fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

pale pink elephant canvas fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

Hello animals canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

Hello animals canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

pink penguin canvas fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

pink penguin canvas fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

blue circus animals canvas fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

blue circus animals canvas fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

pale pink canvas fabric circus animal Nancy Wolff Kokka

pale pink canvas fabric circus animal Nancy Wolff Kokka

colourful animals canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff

colourful animals canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff

The cute Nancy Wolff circus design is also available as wallpaper

The cute Nancy Wolff circus design is also available as wallpaper

Today is International Youth Day

The United Nations declared August 12th the International Youth Day in 1999. Every year on this deay there are several events all around the world to make it a better place for children and bring attention to their needs. We join this day with some of our cute children items.

cream Riley Blake children fabric swing kite

cream Riley Blake children fabric swing kite

cute pink traditional dressed children fabric by Kokka

cute pink traditional dressed children fabric by Kokka

traditional children Post-it bookmark stickers

traditional children Post-it bookmark stickers

blue Michael Miller fabric with kids in TVs

blue Michael Miller fabric with kids in TVs

Our favourite product of the week: ghost fabric for boys

If you’re into fabrics this is your time right now. Because every day we’re adding new fabrics to our shop as we got big deliveries from Riley Blake, Timeless Treasures and Robert Kaufman lately. It’s such a pleasure to discover all the lovely designs and fall in love with a new fabric like every 30 minutes. Like we did with the super cute little ghost fabric from the American label Timeless Treasures. It’s our favourite product of the week and we’re sure boys will love it madly – no matter if young or old. Doesn’t it totally remind you of the Pac-Man computer game? We think it’s an awesome design.

black designer fabric for boys with little comic ghosts

black designer fabric for boys with little comic ghosts

Our favourite product of the week: Tuxedo collection by Riley Blake

We have impatiently been waiting for our delivery of Riley Blake fabrics from the USA and this week it finally arrived. So we are adding all the lovely designs to our shop at the moment and already discovered some favourites such as the beautiful tuxedo collection. It consists of mostly floral designs which are only in black and white. Timeless and classy! We adore the fabrics we got from this collection and therefore make them our favourite products of the week.

black Riley Blake fabric with small flowers

black Riley Blake fabric with small flowers

white Riley Blake fabric with flower & butterfly

white Riley Blake fabric with flower & butterfly

black Riley Blake fabric with flower daisy

black Riley Blake fabric with flower daisy

white Riley Blake fabric with black ornaments

white Riley Blake fabric with black ornaments

black Riley Blake fabric with flowers & embellishments

black Riley Blake fabric with flowers & embellishments

white Riley Blake fabric with flowers & embellishments

white Riley Blake fabric with flowers & embellishments

150 Days until Christmas

Is it shocking that we bring up the Christmas topic in the middle of summer? You better get used to it, because from now on we will do that regularly. And it’s only for your best. Because Christmas always comes faster than you think and especially if you want to be create or make a gift yourself, you need time. Our Christmas countdown starts today, where you still have all the time in the world to prepare. Every couple of weeks we will remind you in a blog post that the holiday is slowly approaching, provide you with gift ideas for advent calendars, suggest some christmas decoration and christmas craft ideas or talk about Christmas gift ideas for Mom, Dad and the rest of your family.

But as it’s still summer, we thought we might start gently and not give you the whole “Santa Claus – Christmas tree – snowman” package yet. So check out some of our ‘neutral’ Christmas items first, which somehow have a Christmas look, but can also be used for non-Christmas projects. And enjoy the rest of summer ;-).

pale pink Washi Masking Tape deco tape with snowflakes

pale pink Washi Masking Tape deco tape with snowflakes

red mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape with diamonds

red mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape with diamonds

olive-green Washi Masking Tape deco tape white pattern

olive-green Washi Masking Tape deco tape white pattern

cream Riley Blake fabric with dots & stars

cream Riley Blake fabric with dots & stars

maroon Riley Blake fabric with stars and circles

maroon Riley Blake fabric with stars and circles

A Unique Christmas Gift Idea for Holiday Lovers

There are people who just LOVE holidays. They get excited about Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving when it’s still months to go, decorate everything they can get a hold of (including themselves) and take party in every festive activity in the whole area.

Rejoyce them by giving them what they love for Christmas: more Christmas stuff.

Our unique Christmas gift idea for holiday lovers: Christmas Fabrics

To sew a nice festive skirt, pretty table clothes, extraordinary Christmas curtains or to use them as decoration material, Christmas fabrics are really pretty and can be used for lots of stuff.

green Riley Blake Christmas fabric cute Xmas

green Riley Blake Christmas fabric cute Xmas

Michael Miller Christmas fabric Santa Claus owls

Michael Miller Christmas fabric Santa Claus owls

pink Christmas fabric Matryoshka kawaii animals

pink Christmas fabric Matryoshka kawaii animals

red Michael Miller Christmas fabric Little Flakes

red Michael Miller Christmas fabric Little Flakes

turquoise Michael Miller Christmas fabric Holiday Trees

turquoise Michael Miller Christmas fabric Holiday Trees

white kawaii Christmas fabric Santa Claus macaroons

white kawaii Christmas fabric Santa Claus macaroons

pink kawaii Christmas fabric Bambi bunny glitter Japan

pink kawaii Christmas fabric Bambi bunny glitter Japan

Halloween Fabrics Sale: 50 % off

I hope you guys all had a nice Halloween. Today we put all our cute Halloween fabrics on sale, they are 50% off. You can already stock up for next year’s Halloween or use the fabrics for other fun projects, for example theme parties, carnival, children’s birthdays etc. Here are some of my favourite Halloween fabrics.

orange Riley Blake Halloween fabric Dracula bat

orange Riley Blake Halloween fabric Dracula bat

black Riley Blake Halloween fabric colourful candy

black Riley Blake Halloween fabric colourful candy

orange Riley Blake Halloween fabric white ghosts

orange Riley Blake Halloween fabric white ghosts

purple Halloween fabric spider web designer fabric

purple Halloween fabric spider web designer fabric

We finally got Riley Blake fabrics

Fabrics, fabrics, fabrics, we can’t get enough of them. Now we can offer you guys even more fabrics, because we just got a huge delivery from Riley Blake from the United States. Riley Blake is a big American fabric manufacturer based in Utah, who now supplies us with wonderful high quality cotton fabrics. They have really cute animal, flower and patterned prints and such adorable names for their collections (like “Hoo’s in The Forest”, “Holly Jolly” or “Hooty Hoot”). You should also check out all the Halloween and Christmas Fabrics we ordered there.

green Riley Blake fabric pink trees strawberry

green Riley Blake fabric pink trees strawberry

black Riley Blake Halloween fabric colourful stars

black Riley Blake Halloween fabric colourful stars

orange Riley Blake Halloween fabric ghosts spiders

orange Riley Blake Halloween fabric ghosts spiders

red Riley Blake Christmas fabric Christmas tree

red Riley Blake Christmas fabric Christmas tree

pink Riley Blake fabric heart-apple strawberry cherry

pink Riley Blake fabric heart-apple strawberry cherry

blue Riley Blake panel fabric kawaii owls

blue Riley Blake panel fabric kawaii owls

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