Free sewing pattern for a reversible apron!

Need a new apron to use when you’re cooking or doing arts and crafts projects? With this free sewing pattern, you’ll be able to make your very own reversible apron! Isn’t it fun? This particular apron was made with gorgeous Kokka fabrics.

We have more Japanese fabric suggestions here in this post, if you’re looking to make your own apron! We’d love to see pictures of what you create, if you decide to give this a go!

Learn how to make this apron!

Learn how to make this apron!

Kokka canvas fabric with French bulldogs

Kokka canvas fabric with French bulldogs

dog canvas fabric yellow Kokka with stripe

dog canvas fabric yellow Kokka with stripe

dog animal French Bulldog transport Canvas pink-mauve fabric by Kokka Japan

dog animal French Bulldog transport Canvas pink-mauve fabric by Kokka Japan

natural color Canvas fabric with dog animal by Kokka Japan

natural color Canvas fabric with dog animal by Kokka Japan

bag canvas fabric by Kokka in green

bag canvas fabric by Kokka in green

flower canvas fabric in black by Kokka

flower canvas fabric in black by Kokka

red circle canvas fabric natural color by Kokka

red circle canvas fabric natural color by Kokka

cat animal mirror item Canvas fabric blue by Kokka Japan

cat animal mirror item Canvas fabric blue by Kokka Japan

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!

Get a FREE Iwako eraser with your order!!

Starting NOW, the next 4000 orders to our online shop, modes4u.com, will each receive an EXCLUSIVE and super kawaii Iwako eraser for FREE! HURRY and get yours before they’re all snapped up!

Whether you order cute stationery, beautiful knit fabric, or other awesome items, you’ll get this lovely free gift!

You can get a kawaii Iwako eraser for FREE with your order!

You can get a kawaii Iwako eraser for FREE with your order!

NEW GIVEAWAY from modes4u.com!!

Want to win your FAVORITE item from modes4u.com? Then you need to join this giveaway!

Enter to win your favorite product from modes4u.com!

Enter to win your favorite product from modes4u.com!

How to enter the giveaway:

– Go to our shop, modes4u.com, locate your favorite product and copy its link. Next, come back to this blog post, and post a comment with the link pasted in.

You stand a chance to win the product you choose! Please do leave your correct email address so we may contact you if you win.

This giveaway will end on Monday (June 18) at 10pm Hong Kong time. We will randomly select the winner and contact them by email. The winner needs to claim their prize within 48 hours, otherwise it will be forfeited.

This giveaway is also open WORLDWIDE! What do you want to win? Gorgeous Japanese fabric? Perhaps a squishy Yummiibear toy? Whatever you decide to choose, we wish you good luck!!

 

SAVE MORE on fabrics!

You can now SAVE MORE when you order fabrics from us! If you purchase 2 units of a single fabric, you’ll get 5% off. Buy 4 units of a fabric and you’ll get 10% off, and for 8 or more units of a fabric, you’ll get 15% off!

Go on and check out our range of stunning Japanese fabrics, beautiful organic fabrics, and others!

SAVE MORE on fabrics!

SAVE MORE on fabrics!

navy blue Canvas fabric peacock bird animal gold metallic by Cotton and Steel

navy blue Canvas fabric peacock bird animal gold metallic by Cotton and Steel

navy blue with wavy line flower gold metallic embellishment fabric from Japan

navy blue with wavy line flower gold metallic embellishment fabric from Japan

cream with fish animal flower gold metallic embellishment fabric from Japan

cream with fish animal flower gold metallic embellishment fabric from Japan

beige green with flower gold metallic embellishment fabric from Japan

beige green with flower gold metallic embellishment fabric from Japan

white fabric with shiba inu dog landmark from Japan

white fabric with shiba inu dog landmark from Japan

pink with fox animal flower organic poplin fabric from the USA

pink with fox animal flower organic poplin fabric from the USA

marigold yellow with farmhouse animal organic poplin fabric from the USA

marigold yellow with farmhouse animal organic poplin fabric from the USA

blue with bird animal flower organic poplin fabric from the USA

blue with bird animal flower organic poplin fabric from the USA

light cream with mushroom flower organic poplin fabric from the USA

light cream with mushroom flower organic poplin fabric from the USA

yellow grey shape laminate organic fabric by Cloud 9 Simpatico

yellow grey shape laminate organic fabric by Cloud 9 Simpatico

peach with dash Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric Gather

peach with dash Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric Gather

blue Cloud 9 wavy shape organic knit fabric Field Day

blue Cloud 9 wavy shape organic knit fabric Field Day

black with colorful flower Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric Gather

black with colorful flower Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric Gather

light blue with flower Cloud 9 organic corduroy fabric Dulcet

light blue with flower Cloud 9 organic corduroy fabric Dulcet

navy blue with flower Cloud 9 organic corduroy fabric

navy blue with flower Cloud 9 organic corduroy fabric

cream with leaf flower Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric Gather

cream with leaf flower Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric Gather

dark blue-grey colorful flower Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric Bohemian Garden

dark blue-grey colorful flower Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric Bohemian Garden

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

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