I’m not much for advertising, but I spotted this fantastic giveaway on The Japanese Sewing Books blog.
The Japanese Sewing Books blog is a great resource if you are interested Japanese sewing books and magazines. The Japanese have quite a unique take on sewing and if you appreciate simplicity and minimalism in your style or admire designers such as Issey Miyake or Yohji Yamamoto, there is plenty to enjoy. I especially appreciate the posts that Yifarn writes where she just “flicks through” a new sewing book. How better to know if you like a book than just being able to view the contents? This one covers Stylish Wraps by Yoshiko Tsukiori.
Modes4U stocks Japanese brands Kokka and Cosmo, but also many American brands such as Michael Miller, Andover, Robert Kaufman and others. Here are a few selected fabrics from the site, showing the range that is available.
- Origami Crames Broadcloth (Trans-Pacific Textiles)
- Foxes Flannel (Michael Millar)
- Gemoetrics Canvas (Echino)
- Polar Bears Cotton Interlock (Kiyohara)
- Pacman 100% cotton (Timeless Treasures)
- Paris 100% cotton (Robert Kaufman)
They also stock a variety of stationary and other goods with a distinctly Japanese flavor. Do check out the Bento boxes and accessories. I love this Little Red Riding Hood box, or how about these colour pencil chopsticks. It’s definitely a website that I could browse all day!
I bought some Kokka fabric a while back and made my Helicopter Jacket from it. I really enjoyed making this and the jacket has become a firm favourite in the summer months. I’m on the lookout to make another jacket from another quirky print.
The giveaway is available until 19th October. There are instructions in this blog post on how to enter.