Magazine giveaway!

November 6, 2012

It just struck me that Christmas decorations are up in Orchard Rd (our main shopping street) two months before Christmas actually arrives. A little too early in my opinion, but it did remind me that I wanted to do a Christmas giveaway. I know it’s only early November, but I wanted to run it for a week, and then I will need some time to get the books and mail them out. I also have to take into consideration the possible postal delays due to the festive period, so I guess it’s just the right time?

So here’s how you enter. Either Like Japanese Sewing Books on Facebook, Add my Google+ page to your circles, Follow me on Pinterest or Twitter. No, you don’t have to do all of the above, but if you have accounts with them, why not? It will help to keep you informed everytime I have a new blog post or a special event like this. I can’t be sure that Facebook is reaching everyone so I am trying to diversify my use of social media sites. You will get one extra chance for every follow/like on any of the following social networking sites.

Step 1. Follow/Add/Like

Facebook :
Twitter :
Pinterest :
Google+ :

Step 2. Choose what you want
Up for grabs is again, the book of your choice. Well, more like magazine of your choice. Choose from the following :

  • A – Cucito Autumn 2012 (with Autumn patterns for kids, babies and Mummy and accessories)
  • B – Female Autumn 2012 (clothes and accessories for the ladies).
  • C – Cotton Friend Winter 2011 (with Winter patterns for ladies, kids and accessories)

Unfortunately the 2012 winter editions won’t be available till end of November/early December, so these are the latest editions. Don’t worry, they will be brand new from the bookshop 🙂 and not the review copies because I need them for my own sewing projects! For Cotton Friend note that the picture above is the 2011 edition. If I can get a copy of the latest Winter edition by then I will use that for the giveaway instead.

Edited to add : In case there are no more stocks I may have to replace with another edition of the same magazine. 

Step 3. Add a comment below this post to enter for the giveaway.
Come back to this blog post and leave a comment, stating your “usernames” on each of the social sites you are following me on. You get one extra chance for every “follow” or “Like” to the above social media websites.  Remember to state your choice of magazine as well!

Please comment only once, and leave all the necessary information in the same comment. Those of you who have already made mutiple comments, don’t worry, I’ll put the information together later on.

Note : For those of you commenting on my blog the first time, don’t worry if the comments don’t appear immediately. I need to approve them if it is your first time commenting on my site. Once the comment has been approved the first time, subsequent comments made with the same email address will automatically show up after submission. Anyway, if you really don’t see if after a couple of days and need to check with me, email me at so that I can check for you if it got lost in the spam folder.

End of Giveaway
The period for entering is from now till Monday, 12 November 2012, 09:00 (Singapore time) which is the same as
Sunday, 11 November, 20:00 (Eastern Std Time)
Monday, 12 November 01:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
For other time zones,  click here to convert the time.

I will announce the winner the day after.

That’s it! Any questions, email me at

Good luck and share this great giveaway with your friends!

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  • Brenda Rooks November 6, 2012 at 6:36 am

    I can’t remember how I came to find you on Facebook, but……….I actually hadn’t visited your blog before today. I love it, so many tips!! you put a lot of work into it, fantastic!

  • Elizabeth Cake November 6, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I am already following you on FB, now following you on Pinterest as well. My name on both is Elizabeth Cake. I would love to win the Female magazine! Thanks x

  • sherry November 6, 2012 at 6:47 am

    i follow you on google friends. i would choose cucito if i won 🙂

  • sherry November 6, 2012 at 6:48 am

    i also follow you on facebook. sherry winter-spence

  • sherry November 6, 2012 at 6:51 am

    i now follow you on pinterest.

  • Gogce November 6, 2012 at 6:56 am

    I didn’t know you we’re on Pinterest . Now I’m following you, on fb, twitter and Pinterest. It would be nice to have the cucito 🙂

  • Kennis November 6, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Facebook: Kennis Wonge
    Mag: Either Cucito or Female

  • Gogce November 6, 2012 at 6:57 am

    🙂 gochemoche is my nick , sorry forgot 🙂

  • margarita November 6, 2012 at 7:06 am

    I follow you in everything, I like your information, is super fun, my favorite would be cotton friend winter, thanks for everything.

  • Silvia Em November 6, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Hi, I really love this website, I follow you on facebook, and my username is Silvia Em. I would like to to be lucky and get the Female Magazine (B) that you are giving away. Thank you very much for your help with japanese sewing books. Greetings from Mexico 🙂

  • susan hwang November 6, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I liked your Facebook. I would love to win the Cucito Autumn 2012!

  • susan hwang November 6, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I’m also now following on Google 🙂

  • Petra November 6, 2012 at 7:22 am

    I follow you on all, either as Petra Tkalcec or a Bag of Pretty. I would like to win Cucito.

  • Patty Orellana November 6, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Hello!! I follow you on Pinterest and Facebook and I check your blog almost every two days since it has been the best blog to get help on japanese books and terms, you give us nice new websites for freebies and the things you make for your girls give me inspiration everyday. I live in Canada and on Facebook and Pinterest I’m Patty Orellana. I choose Cotton Friend, I own a very good number of this magazines and would love to win this edition as well. Thank you once again!!! Cheers!

  • wendy November 6, 2012 at 7:43 am

    I like you on FB… Wendy Janzen Klassen (and I’d like to win Cucito)

  • wendy November 6, 2012 at 7:44 am

    I’m now following you on Pinterest (wendyklassen)… and still would like to win cucito 😉

  • --anu November 6, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I follow you on Pinterest (crazyestonian). I love your sewing posts since I love to sew from Japanese books 🙂 And I would love to win Cucito magazine, I have never seen it in my local Japanese bookstore.

  • yenni November 6, 2012 at 9:24 am

    i like you on FB

  • regina tang November 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I ‘liked’ you on FB… ‘Tang Kae Jiun’ and I’d like to win ‘B’ Female (actually I like ‘Cotton Friend’, but Winter Edition is not suitable for our weather, so I opt for ‘Female’ instead). Thank you & Happy Holiday!!

  • yenni November 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

    my choice is A Cucito Autum 2012

  • yenni November 6, 2012 at 9:28 am

    thank you for this lovely giveaway…i’d love to try sewing a shirt…^^

  • Anabel November 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I’m Menduca on Facebook, and I like you there!
    I would love to win Female Magazine.

  • Anabel November 6, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Hi, I’m “Soy Menduca” on Pinterest and I follow you.
    I like a lot Female magazine, thanks for the oportunity.
    You don’t use Pinterest too much… 🙂

  • Anabel November 6, 2012 at 9:34 am

    And Finally I’m “Yo soy Menduca” on google+…


    Female magazine!… Female Magazine!…
    (I’m dancing, but you can’t see it…)

  • Anna November 6, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I’m thinking “Female Magazine”. Visualizing you wrapping it and sending it to me 🙂
    Thank you for this opportunity and keep up your blog, I love it!

  • pasinee November 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

    hi I’m pasinee srivardhana from facebook
    I follow your blog a while and really appreciate your blog it keeps me a huge inspiration on sewing
    I really love to win female magazine


  • Adithis Amma Sews November 6, 2012 at 11:21 am


    Your website has been a life saver for a sewistas like me as it has opened the doors for me to understand and use Japanese patterns.

    I have liked your Facebook page –

    I have become follower on Twitter – @adithisammasews

    I have started following you on PInterest – Adithisammasews

    Would love to win Cotton Friend magazine ! either latest or old edition, anything would do !

  • Yana November 6, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I’m your new Pinterest follower:)

  • Yana November 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I like Cotton Friend Winter 2011 magazine. Would love to win! thanks for chance

  • Jackie N November 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I have been a reader of your blog for sometime and I found you thorough How About Orange, when Jess did a feature of your blog sometime back. I follow you on twitter as njerijackie.
    I would love to own a copy of cotton friend.

  • clumsy L November 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I’m was following your blog via your rss feeder. And now I’m also following you on pinterest (id : clumsy L).
    I would really like to win the Cucito magazine.

    Thanks a lot for this giveaway

  • Dasha November 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Hello! Just started following you on Pinterest as Darynka. Thanks for the great giveaway! There is nothing better than a new Japanese sewing book. I love the Cucito books especially!

  • magali November 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I love your website and winnign Cucito would make me very happy!
    I have liked you on facebook and following you on twitter also…x

  • Tuia November 6, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I follow you in Pinterest (Tuia), FB (Tuija Sihvo) and this blog. I would love to win the Cotton Friend mag, or the Cucito. Either one will work for me! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  • Fay Roberts November 6, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest (Matilda Silversleeves) and Twitter (@MatildaSilvers) and I would like to win the Cucito magazine.
    Thanks for your great blog.

  • Vesna November 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I follow you on FB: Весна Савић
    I follow you on pinterest: mamavesna
    My choice would be: A

    Thank you!

    Greetings from Bosnia 🙂

  • Doris Chan November 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I”m Doris Chan! since i’ve started reading your blog, i’m inspired to make more crafts for myself, friends and families!! Thanks so much for sharing your interest and creativity! i really wish to have ‘C’ – for Cotton Friend!!!! thanks! Merry Christmas!

  • Elisa November 6, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I follow you in FB.

    • Elisa November 11, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      and I would rather prefer A option

  • Angela November 7, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Thanks for a really great giveaway 🙂
    I follow on Twitter & Pinterest as ‘sewmentalmama’ and my choice would be A
    Thank you again!

  • Lori Kay November 7, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Hi there. Thanks for the giveaway – I would choose Option C if my name is drawn. I “liked” you on Facebook – my facebook name is Lori Kay.

  • Nonie November 7, 2012 at 3:18 am


    I follow u on

    Twitter : kakakdegil
    Pinterest : kakakdegil
    Facebook : Nonie Zainol Abidin (

    I wish to win A : Cucito Autumn 2012. Thank u so much.. n thanks for the Japanese Translation (pdf).

  • Cosmo November 7, 2012 at 3:34 am

    I follow you on twitter(cosmostoomuch) and pinterest(cosmoblue) I’d love the Cucito.

  • nileey November 7, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    I follow you on Facebook (yee.lin.1272) , Twitter (nileey), and Pinterest (nileey)

    I would love to win the Cucito magazine 🙂

  • LucyL November 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I found your blog several months ago and love how you share the thoughts and information on the japanese sewing books/mags. It’s so hard to find them in US (it’s like none in my area), so really thankful!! I never read a Cucito so I think that’d be my first choice. Thanks for the chance to win! Oh and yes I subscribed your blog thru Google Reader… Have a nice day!

  • michelle November 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    i like u on facebook….if i win ,i would like to have cucito or female…thanks

  • janet November 7, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Miss matatabi pointed me in your direction! What a great resource! Please put me in twice for cucito. I’m following you on g+ ( and on facebook (janet lee). Thank you for this giveaway!

  • Anna November 7, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I now follow you on Facebook (Anna Heikinheimo). I’d love the Cucito Autumn 2012 magazine!

  • hidayah November 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Hi, there. i’ve only recently discovered your site and i really like it cos i have some japanese sewing book but i can’t read japanese. ur site have help me a lot..thank you so much! I’m following u on pinterest (hidayahnih). I’d like to win cucito magazine =)

  • Odeta November 8, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Serendipity must be the word, to describe how I came across your blog. Since I am following you on FB as Odeta Aidukaityte and Google+ as puse.porcijos .. All your blogs are like mini giveaways!!! But if I’m lucky I have to say I’ve set my eyes on Cucito.

  • Rebecca November 8, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I now follow you on pinterest. thank you so much for your help when I need it. Also thank you for your generous giveaway.
    sign lechaumiere

  • Rebecca November 8, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Oh I forgot to tell you I would like the Cucito book.
    Thank you

  • Hueisei November 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I’d love to win choice A mag or B mag.
    I follow on twitter via @Hueisei, FB via Hueisei Ong and pinterest via Hueisei

  • Sarah November 9, 2012 at 5:28 am

    I’ve liked you on facebook and i’m following you on twitter as Sarah McAlenan…. I’d love a copy of Cotton Friend. Thank you for the great blog and the giveaway!

  • Sharyn November 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Cucito would be my favourite!
    Ive liked you on FB- Sharyn Dare
    xoxx s

  • Tracy November 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I was already following you on Facebook – but have now added Pinterest. I would love the Female magazine – which I only knew existed through you. Love the blog – even though it encourages me to spend far too much money!

  • rain November 11, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Hello! I’m currently following you on fb ( Rain Blanchet) and pinterest. Thanks for doing this. 🙂

  • carolina November 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm


  • Arellis Pena November 11, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Hi! I have been following you on Google Reader, and have now added Pinterest and Google+. I would love a chance to win Cucito or female. Actually, that order is perfect A, B, or C. Thanks for the chance!

  • Japanese Sewing Books November 12, 2012 at 9:04 am

    The giveaway is now closed. Thank you all for participating. I will announce the winner tomorrow. Good Luck! 🙂