Mother’s Day Book Giveaway

April 20, 2012

So I’ve been thinking about a book giveaway for a while now. Seeing that it may not always be easy to buy a Japanese sewing book you’ve seen online, especially if you are not near a bookstore that stocks a large selection of hobby and craft books in a foreign language 😉

I’ve been seeing a lot of new friends liking my Facebook page as well as new friends visiting the site, so I would like to welcome everyone and hope that you guys can keep leaving me comments so that I can improve on the content and make this site a more useful one for all of us.

For my first giveaway, I have a brand new copy of Pochée Kids Special that I reviewed a few months ago. This book is great for Mums because there are step by step photographs for some of the projects (great for beginners), plus there are patterns for BOTH girls and boys!


So here’s what you have to do….

  1. Like my Facebook page …if you haven’t already 🙂
  2. Leave me a comment below this post and if you have any suggestions, let me know what new features you would like to see on the site.
  3. If you have twitter, follow me and spread the word with the hashtag #jpsewingbks
Edited to add: I will be picking a winner from the list of people who have commented below, and not from facebook and twitter, so you have to sign up for the book giveaway here!

That’s it! The giveaway ends 25th April (Wednesday) at 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time. I will announce the winner here on 26th April. So check back then to see if you are the lucky one 🙂

Good luck!


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  • sherry April 20, 2012 at 4:32 am

    I follow you on facebook. I would like to see some of your creations on your blog. With maybe a step by step tutorial. Or even better, why not do a sew along, preferrably with a book that I have got hehe 🙂

  • Tuia April 20, 2012 at 7:07 am

    I am so happy that I found your blog! I am obsessed with cute Japanese sewing and crochet books, I have several now. I would like to see you feature books that have clothes for older kids (height 140-160cm) or are those adult sizes already? I have been trying to find new books since my girl is getting too tall and I need new patterns!

    Also sew-along would be nice 🙂

  • Angela April 20, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Hello, I’m a new reader and follower (on Twitter and Facebook) and I love what you do, especially the book reviews. I sew a lot for my daughter from these books, but would also like to use them to sew for me. So if you find books with more tailored and fitted clothes, that would be great. This is such a wonderfully useful website. Angela

  • Patty Jakob April 20, 2012 at 9:52 am

    When I found your blog by accident I was so happy. Your blog has some info that I haven’t find anywhere else yet. I love the things you do and I just hope you keep posting reviews about Japanese pattern books, I’m a big fan of this books and they are just inspiring and very easy to follow. I thing that yes, a sew along would be amazing and you could use your Facebook account to post the photos or a Flickr one so we all upload our work!!! I want this book I have seen it around in blogs or etsy but not sure. Cheers!

  • Njeri April 20, 2012 at 10:14 am

    I am not on facebook, I hope I can still enter your giveaway as I would love to won a Japanese sewing book (my first copy ever).
    I am however following you on twitter and I tweeted your giveaway!/jacquelinenjeri/status/193279976823459840
    I sew for my two year old son and I hope you can feature more boy themed projects.
    Lots of hugs.

  • Maria April 20, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Oh, I just love your blog! I enjoy many Japanese styles including traditional and contemporary.
    I would like to see more adult female pattern book reviews; ones that are more unique in style and use. I find those to be very interesting. 🙂
    I liked you on facebook and am following you on twitter.

  • Shannon April 20, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I am in love with your blog! I enviously read your posts and wish I had a local Kinokuniya to run to. It’s too bad my account won’t work on Maybe someday…

    I would love to see pictures of the outfits you make for your girls (and maybe yourself!) ありがとうございます!

  • Ippu April 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I really appreciate the translations you do 🙂 Keep up the good work! (Liked on FB, followed on Twitter)

  • Shannon April 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    (I’m sorry if this double posts; I’m not sure it went through before.)

    I love your blog! I enviously read your posts, wishing I had a local Kinokuniya to run to!

    I would love to see pictures of the clothes you make for your girls and yourself. It’s a great way to get inspired! ありがとうございます!

  • Carrie L April 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I liked you on Facebook! I’m a new follower, so I’m not really sure what else I’d like to see. I have enjoyed reading your reviews so far!

  • zrinka April 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Still so excited that i run into this wonderfull page of yourse that i can’t think clearly and say what would be good new features! it so good even to have someone willing to share knowledge and willing to answer questions… i have two japanise books just because i coludn’t resist the beauty but still to affraid to begin! I even tried to sew nani iro’s trousers for my little one but it did’t go well :'( Your explanations got me started! Thanks 1000x

  • Petra April 20, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    A sewalong would be fab:)

  • Carli April 21, 2012 at 1:27 am

    I really like your site. Only been reading for a little while but I have ordered a couple of Pochee books under your recommendation.

    Thanks for the helpful pictures and translations. Look forward to seeing more adult creations.

  • Debora April 21, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Recently found your blog and love it! thank you for the picture’s of the books, it makes it much easier to chose!

  • lim boon kuan April 21, 2012 at 11:49 am

    i liked u on facebook! 😀
    a picture tutorial or a bag tutorial would be great! 😀 😀 😀

  • Carrie L April 21, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I’m a new reader, so I don’t really know what to suggest for future reviews. I like what I’ve read so far, though! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • zrinka April 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    oh, i’m still so thrilled about discovering your site that i can’t think of any new features. these that u published already make me jump out of happyness… i adore japanese sewing books, and already bought 2 but still feeling intimidated by all the signs i don’t understand… u made it easier! it’s so great to have someone willing to answer some of my questions! thank you 1000x!!!
    though i have to agree, would be great to see some of your finished projects for the girls 🙂

  • Debora April 21, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I recently started to follow this site, and I love it! Thank you for the pictures and the info!

  • Izabella April 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    I just found your blog last week, really enjoyed reading it. I have one of the Japanese sewing books, another one is on its way right these days. It would be great if you could have a sew along, really helpful.

  • jamie April 22, 2012 at 4:04 am

    love your site, so glad i found it. i too, would LOVE to see a sew along. i sew for my two young girls and sometimes myself 🙂 and the giveaway looks very nice. thank you!

  • jamie April 22, 2012 at 4:10 am

    very sorry if i double commented…i don’t see my first comment showing up. i really like your site, so glad i found it. i sew for my two young girls and sometimes myself 🙂 the giveaway looks very nice. i would love to see a sew along, they are so helpful! thank you.

  • Sumi April 22, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Thanks for your site. I had almost given up finding free sewing patterns on the net till my mother-in-law gave me some Japanese pattern books (from the eighties). This made me try Japanese sites which you have made so wonderfully accessible.
    I know you are in Singapore but I would love to know if there are any with winter coat patterns for toddlers. The nearest foriegn bookshop is a seven hour drive so no browsing the books for me. Although the vogue website is great for that.
    Sorry I am not on twitter or Facebook so I can’t follow there.

  • meeta April 22, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I absolutely adore Japanese crafting and sewing books. Discovered your blog last week. Thank you so much for sharing your finds and knowledge. Very generous.

  • Julie @ Crafts for Lily April 22, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I follow you on Facebook and would love to add this book to my collection 🙂 To piggy-back on previous commentors…seeing things you have sewn and possibly a sew-along would be fun. I get so much inspriation from what others have done and there aren’t a lot of blogs that feature Japanese patterns.

  • Hueisei April 23, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am glad to find your blog. I liked your page on FB too. I love what you try to introduce about the Japanese sewing here. Keep it up.

  • Elisa April 23, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Liked your page on FB. Yes, sew-along would be great. Glad to have found your blog.

  • ira April 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    before, i came to knw your blog, i would feel guilty of buying japanese sewing books/mags (since i was too afraid to attempt those cute patterns) but ever since i found your blog, im hooked. now, am more confident not only purchasing it but sewing ’em pattern. almost done w my previous pattern you interpreted for me.

    thanks to YOU! 🙂

    followed in twitter & liked in fb page.

  • Pasinee April 24, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Hi there,
    I just discover your blog by accident recently, and I found it was very interesting and useful. I really appreciate your blog and hope you will keep carry on. 🙂

  • Valentina April 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Hi! I love your blog and follow it constantly to find out if you posted any new book reviews or revealed a website full of japanese patterns!
    Since I am a mother of one boy, what I would have suggested are directions to find patterns for boys, but you just did in your last post! That’s just great, thank you!

  • Nelissa April 25, 2012 at 3:06 am

    I love your site and am especially happy to see your book reviews and tips. I have some of the Japanese books but have yet to tackle a pattern myself. Thank you for the confidence and the opportunity.

  • Japanese Sewing Books April 25, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Comments are now closed. Look out for the results of the giveaway tomorrow!