The Japanese Sewing Books Birthday Giveaway

One year ago on this day,  I posted the very first post on

Over the past year I’ve made a few changes to the original blog template, added new blog features, and a few great giveaways! But I’m glad to say that I’ve stuck to my original intentions, of sharing the beauty of Japanese sewing and craft books with you. Keeping up with blogging is not easy, and there are times when I’m feeling lazy and just want to skip a couple of posts :P. But when you guys leave me messages or email me telling me how my blog has helped you in your sewing, or just to tell me you that you love my blog, that keeps me going.

I would also like to thank my sponsors who have supported me as well as all you readers who keep coming back to read my posts.

Next year will be an exciting year, with more free patterns and hopefully a regular schedule for video and step by step photo tutorials.
And now for the most important announcement!
To celebrate’s first birthday, I will be doing the great mystery giveaway! The winner will receive a mystery package of goodies compiled by myself. Can’t say what exactly yet because I’ve yet to go shopping, but there should be a pattern, fabrics! and notions that you will need to complete the project.

To enter the giveaway,
1. I will be posting this on FB, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest. Share,retweet or re-pin the post.
2. Get an additional chance to win if you share this giveaway banner on your Blog.
3. Leave a comment (1 comment per person please) stating your nicknames on whichever social media network you are following us on and your blog URL (if you are posting on your blog)
4. I will pick the winner from the list of people who “shared”, “retweet” or “re-pinned” the posts.

Contest closes on 25th December 00:00 GMT  Check your corresponding using the time convertor
(which is 26th December 8am in Singapore and 7pm on 25th of December for Eastern Standard Time EST)

The winner will be announced on 27th December on the blog as well as the usual channels.

That’s it! Good luck everyone! and Merry Christmas!

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41 Responses

  1. Alexandra says:

    Love give away’s so exciting!!! Love you blog too. Hugs

  2. Arellis Pena says:

    Congratulation on your 1st JSB bloggy birthday! I love coming here to read your reviews because they are so detailed, and also the links to free patterns :) I have shared on twitter, FB, Google +, and Pinterest. I’m Arellis Pena on all.

  3. Clare Maree says:

    Congratulations on your 1st anniversary. I have only recently discovered your blog, and am loving going through your old posts when I get the chance. I have shared on facebook (Clare Imazawa) and re-pinned (Clare Maree). I especially love the free pattern links.

  4. gogce crynen says:

    Hi, happy birthday!
    I shared it on FB (gogce c.) and twitter (gochemoche).
    thank you for being sooo generous

  5. Yay,Congratulations! My name is Kulsum F.Dorego and I have shared on Facebook,Google+ and Pinterest…(all with the same username)
    Looking forward to the next Sew-Along and all your other posts! Have a nice day :)

  6. Eva L. says:

    Thanks for this great blog and giveway.
    I repinned it in Pinterest and FB.

  7. Pamela Ohsan says:

    Congratulations on one year! I love your posts, I’m just getting into sewing, and I’m so glad I found your blog! I follow you on facebook as well as subscribing to your email blasts. Thanks for all that you do :)

  8. I’ve just repinned this on my pinterest account:


  9. Cindy says:

    I just wanted to write a quick congrats on hitting on your 1yr and hope for many more. I love reading your posts and I wish you a great 2013 :-)

    (As I have already won a contest of yours, please don’t enter me. Let someone else have a change to win some goodies! )


  10. I have shared on Facebook, and I love reading your blog, you always inspire and motivate me :) so a big Happy Birthday and a huge thank you :)

  11. Elnora says:

    Thanks for the chance at this fun, intriguing giveaway! Love your blog! I’ve tweeted, shared on Facebook, and pinned it on Pinterest. My name on all three is Elnora Chambers.

  12. Sarah says:

    Thank you thank you thank you :) I love Japanese everything and your translations are so very helpful !!! I’ve just shared your exciting birthday giveaway on my Facebook crafty ness ^_^

  13. So neat to have a surprise box! How exciting. I shared the giveaway on my FB page.

  14. naii says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! Shared in FB, re-pin in Pinterest, added the image in my blog
    My name is Mary (naii)

  15. Die Spinne says:

    I like reading your blog!
    I repinned it on my pinterest account Margreth Plankensteiner.
    Congratulations and thank you!

  16. regina tang says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Shared in FB, my name is tangkaejiun. I love your blog so much & it has been very helpful!

  17. Congrats with your first year! I like to read your very useful posts. Shared giveaway on Facebook, thanks for chance!

  18. yenni says:

    Happy birthday…^^ i really love and enjoy your blog…thanks for this misterious giveaway…

  19. Hi, congratulations on your birthday, loving your postings .. I have shared on FB ( Evita Hariyanti ) Thank you ..

  20. I found your blog a few weeks ago and I have to tell you that you make an incredible work, finding for us all that incredibles patterns and japaneses blogs. Thank you!
    Thanks for this misterious giveaway!

  21. Grace says:

    Happy birthday! Thank you for sharing your wonderful insight into books, sewing and fabric. I check by every morning to see whats new and look forward to the comming year.

  22. Liu Jia Yun says:

    Hi, happy birthday! Great works you’ve done!
    I’ve shared this on facebook, under “Liu Jia Yun”. I live in Singapore as well :D
    All the best for the coming x-mas and new year!

  23. Tuia says:

    I shared this on Facebook, under Tuija Sihvo. Congratulations to yourblog, I am always looking forward on your new posts!

  24. happy 1st birthday & congratulations…i really love your blog since i started this new hobby(sewing)..i’ve shared this on my fb.

  25. hijikata says:

    Congratulation for 1 year anniversary !!!! Your blog always inspires me for continuously sewing. Wish all the best for you and your family. I have shared this post recently on fb named Mèo Vuông Vuông xD. Since im using private personal blog with no-friend-adding status so i think that would be weird if i change my banner to giveaway banner in order to get additional chance xD~ so just shared on fb XD~~

  26. laia says:

    I want to win the book. I love japanese books!

  27. ginger says:

    Hi! Retweet under marie_ginger ^__^. This is a lovely blog!

  28. Sarah says:

    Love your site! Still exploring! Have shared on pinterest. Would love to win too! Happy 1st birthday and carry on, you are helping so many people.

  29. Ayu Ovira says:

    Love your blog so much! especially your free links pattern. Happy 1st birthday!
    - share on FB : DONE
    - share on Google : DONE
    - retweet : DONE
    - repin : DONE
    - banner on my blog : DONE

    thank you for chance! success for you!

  30. Jung Sun says:

    Hi, I stumbled upon your blog via Google+. I’m looking forward to checking out your blog. Collecting Japanese craft books is something I can’t seem to curb. I’m happy to find another avid collector. :)

  31. Lori Kay says:

    Hi there. I shared this on my facebook page. Here’s the link:

  32. carolina says:

    this is great, I repin. Love your blog. Thanks.

  33. Stacey says:

    I always enjoy reading your blog. Always aspiring! I have shared it on my fb.

  34. Idayu Ahmad says:

    Hi, I shared at FB and retweet

    Thank you and I love your blog especially on you free pattern links.

  35. Gaye says:

    Congrats on the first year anniversary! Many more to come I hope.

  36. miktha says:

    happy anniversary!!
    i’ve retweet on my twitter (@mamihku), repinned (miktha sirlaela) and shred on google+ (miktha sirlaela)

  37. vesna says:

    Happy birthday or in my language: srećan rođendan!
    I’m on FB and pinterest: Весна Савић

    Greetings, Vesna

  38. Japanese Sewing Books says:

    The giveaway is now closed. Thank you all for participating and sharing and I’ll announce the winner on the blog tomorrow. Good Luck!