Giveaway from Japan Lovely Crafts

September 3, 2014

It has been a while since we had a giveaway on the blog. It’s about time! Those of you who have been to my blog must have noticed my sponsor’s banner Japan Lovely Crafts on the right sidebar.  Japan Lovely Crafts is an Etsy store run by the very lovely Nobuko who is based in Japan and therefore has the best source to all your favourite Japanese sewing patterns, crochet patterns, masking tape, felting kits, fabric etc… basically all things kawaii!  If you are looking for any items not listed in the store, you can always email her with your requests and suggestions as well.


When Nobuko offered to sponsored a giveaway, she even asked me to browse through her store to select the book for the giveaway. I got distracted and sidetracked by the lovely things in her store.


Check out this cheery colorful cloud deco tape. More deco tapes here,


this book that teaches you how to draw Sanrio characters!


and this Japanese DIY needle wool felt kit featuring seal brothers. Melting from the cuteness!

But I digress…. the giveaway is about a book, a Japanese sewing book. I finally decided on this book because I have the same book and I’ve even reviewed it before  so I know it will be a useful one for you. The book is targeted at first timers, but whether or not you are a first timer, you will benefit from the detailed sewing lessons which are displayed in step by step photographs. Especially helpful if you can’t read Japanese 🙂


The book includes projects for tops, pants, skirts



The sizes included in the book (Left column states Bust/Waist/Hip)



For more pictures from this book, check out my book review here

Now for the important information. To participate in the giveaway, you just have to leave a comment below this post. It’s that simple because I’ve had past giveaways where readers who do not have Facebook or Twitter accounts feeling left out. However, for those of you who are active on social media or are even bloggers, you can earn additional chances to win!

For additional chances to win, you can do one (or more) of the following

1. Like Japan Lovely Craft’s page on Facebook  – please leave your FB username with your comment.
2. Follow Japan Lovely Craft on Twitter – please leave your Twitter username with your comment.
3. Like Japanese Sewing Book’s page on Facebook – please leave your twitter username with your comment.
4. If you are a blogger, you can blog about the giveaway, feel free to use the banner below – please leave the link to your blog in the comment.
One comment per person please, you don’t have to create a separate comment for each additional chance to win.
The contest will run from now till
13 September 2014 8am (Singapore time UTC+8 hours)
GMT – Midnight between Friday, 12 September 2014 and Saturday, 13 September 2014
EDT – Friday, 12 September 2014 at 8:00:00 PM
Good Luck!

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  • Chandra Stubbs September 5, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Wonderful book! This would make me organize my sewing space…..

  • geraly September 5, 2014 at 8:42 am

    thanks for hosting this giveaway! would love to add this book to my library. 🙂

  • Jennifer Dawson September 5, 2014 at 8:42 am

    This is so exciting. Thank you for sharing about this contest. I hope I win.

  • Caroline September 5, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Love all the Japanese craft books. I am very happy to find this site of resource. 🙂
    FB account: caroline c tan

  • Raffaella September 5, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Thanks for the opportunity! I love your blog 😀
    I liked both FB pages (I’m Raffaella Ayuccì C) and followed on Twitter (I’m @illnessillusion )

  • janet lee September 5, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I liked JLC and JSB on facebook. I’m Janet lee on FB, but I know there’s tons of Janet Lee’s online. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sandra September 5, 2014 at 9:51 am

    I’ve liked both on facebook. Hope I win this ♡

    FB: G e r k S a n d r a

  • Betty Jordan Wester September 5, 2014 at 9:52 am

    That book is so cute!
    I already liked your facebook page, but I went ahead and liked Japan Lovely Crafts- my facebook name is Jordanwester

    I followed them on twitter as well where my name is nouvellegamine

  • nena September 5, 2014 at 10:17 am

    The book looks like it’s going to be lots of fun. I would love to have it since I am a beginning sewer.

  • Nancy September 5, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Just love these books!

  • Florence Chia September 5, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Hi… I’d love to have a copy of the book!
    I’ve liked Japan Lovely Crafts and Japanese Sewing Books on FB, and followed JLC on twitter too!
    FB ID: Florence Chia
    Twitter username: @daffodil_garden

  • Tasha September 5, 2014 at 10:55 am

    What a fantastic giveaway! I only own two Japanese sewing books, but I can always use more!

  • Dagmar Burrer September 5, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I love the book. Such pretty patterns.
    Liked you on FB. My FB name is
    Dagmar Burrer.
    Thanks for the chance.

  • Norah Ho September 5, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I have liked both of you on FB. My FB name is Norah Ho. Thank you both for the lovely giveaway! And those felted seals are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. 🙂

  • Tina L. September 5, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Love the mix and match variety!

  • Natalie September 5, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I like visiting your facebook page.
    My FB name is Natalie McCollough. Thank you for having a giveaway on this page.

  • ninisekar September 5, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I liked both in FB. My FB username is nini sekarsari.
    I always love Japanese sewing book. Hope to win it 🙂

  • Julie September 5, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I would love to win this book to help me develop my garment sewing skills!

  • Brenda September 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I am just finding these Japanese books and they look wonderful, would love to win one.

  • Susanne Kirwan September 5, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I love sewing books that bring me from midget (i’m 5’2′) to normal. After the review it looks great.
    facebook is my real name and there is only two of that… I’m the one wearing a deerstalker hat.

  • Alix September 5, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Lovely book and a great giveaway – thanks for the opportunity! I already liked your page on FB and now have JLC on both FB and Twitter to tempt me. My name on FB is Alix McLoughlin and on Twitter I’m just Alix!

  • Fabiana Cencini September 5, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Love your book, love your giveaway!
    I’m on FB as Saperlipopette!
    Thank you

  • Miri September 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    would love a book!

  • tiz September 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    The patterns on the book look lovely! I followed both on FB (my name is Tiziana Sangalli). And thank you for this giveaway! Fingers crossed 🙂

  • Idoia September 5, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Liled on fb!! Im idoia lezeta, i love Japanese style!! Thanks a lot

  • Meili September 5, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Love the simplicity of Japanese designs. Can never have enough of them.

  • ReginaTang Kae Jiun September 5, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I have ‘like’ you on FB under ‘tangkaejiun’ I’d love to win a copy of this magazine. Thanks for the chance.

  • Simone September 5, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Oh I loooove to parttake 😉
    Best wishes from Luxembourg 😉

  • Mel September 5, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I absolutely LOVE sewing with patterns from Japanese books, there is nothing else like them. But I’ve not seen this book before and it looks fantastic. Would really love to win! I have just liked both FB pages, my name is Mellissa Hammond.

  • Flier Judit September 5, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I liked both on facebook, thanks for the chance! Fingers crossed, Frecska Flier Judit

  • Veronika September 5, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    So glad I found your blog – I have ‘discovered’ japanese sewing books. So far I have only been brave enough to get the English versions but your blog is a great source of info so it will be fine. Thank you for a great giveaway 🙂

  • Bonnie September 5, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Looks likes a fabulous book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Mariko September 5, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Nice giveaway! Thanks for hosting!

  • Tara September 6, 2014 at 2:13 am

    I want to sew some lovely tops like those for me too. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • J. September 6, 2014 at 2:26 am

    I love Japanese pattern books and crafts and have been reading this site for several months.

  • Angie September 6, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Oooo! This book would be lovely to have! Thanks also for opening the giveaway to non-social (anti-social? ;D) media users. ^^

  • Lucia Simoncini September 6, 2014 at 4:42 am

    …’Japan lovely crafts” ….I’m already dreaming!
    On Facebook I’m Lucia Simoncini 🙂

  • Catherine September 6, 2014 at 4:53 am

    Really like your site. Excellent bridge between English only and Japanese. 😀

  • Elizabeth September 6, 2014 at 7:03 am

    I’d really like to have this book. I have a pattern book for children and love the patterns. I had already “liked” Japanese Sewing Books on Facebook as Elizabeth Howell.

  • Valentina September 6, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Hi, I am Valentina and I would be so happy to win this giveaway! I have also liked your page on FB, my username there is Valcrazia NeverDies. Good Luck to me! Thanks for the opportunity! Cheers!*

  • Crystella Lim September 6, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Am your fb fan. Hope im the fotunate one winning tis book. Im in now for Japan lovely craft on fb too. My Fb name Crystella Lim.

  • sherry September 6, 2014 at 8:56 am

    just liked japan lovely crafts on facebook
    sherry winter – spence
    I already like japanese sewing books on facebook
    sherry winter – spence
    thanks for the chance to win.

  • Nita September 6, 2014 at 11:42 am

    It’s has some step by step photo. It’s really helpful for me who still learning. Good luck for us who participate with the Giveaway! My facebook : nitakomala12

  • Rhoda Kemp September 6, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Love the goodies in the Etsy shop. Looks like a fab book. Your blog is very useful for Japanese book novices like me!

  • Wendy September 6, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Lovely book! Would really like to own it. Japan Lovely Crafts is a wonderful Etsy seller. I’ve purchased several sewing books from her and I’ve loved each and every one.

  • Lily September 6, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Love your blog for inspiration and love Japanese craft books. I do not have this one so I would love to add it to my collection!

  • C September 6, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    That seems like a pretty nice book! Hope I can get it.. 🙂 Thanks to Nobuku and you for hosting this giveaway!

  • laura September 6, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Just beautiful. Wish me luck!

  • Dewi Salim September 7, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I love Japanese sewing books, and this blog helps me a lot, as I don’t read Japanese. I hope I can win this book. My FB user name is Dewi Salim

  • Yvy September 7, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I hv never owned a Japanese sewing book, getting this would be awesome!! Also a challenge to myself to try and figure out the instructions. 😉 Liked both pages – username Yvylyn. **Pls delete previous comment. Thanks! 🙂

  • Caroline Q September 8, 2014 at 6:12 am

    The projects look great… I’d love to try making the stripey top or the cardigan. Thanks for the Giveaway!

  • Ana Sofia September 8, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Looks like a perfect addition to any sewing library (or for someone, like me, eager to start a bit of “Selfish sewing” …)!

  • Grace September 8, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Love the book! Thanks to you both for the giveaway. i’ve liked both you fb pages (grace gan).

  • Lianne September 8, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Ohhh would love to win my first Japanese sewing book!!

  • Lara September 8, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I love this kind of books! They are useful and pretty.

  • Melinda September 8, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Gorgeous book. Thanks for the chance to win!
    My FB user name is Melinda Ritchie Daunt. 😉

  • ilaria September 8, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    I just liked Japan Lovly craft on FB. I’m already a fan of you….I love japanese sewing book. thank you

  • Jose September 8, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Great give-away!! Japanse lovely crafts is my favourite Etsy store, I love Nobuko’s personal notes 🙂
    I follw on Facebook (Jose Veltens) and on Twitter (@joseveltens) as well.

  • Jenna O September 8, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Oh I love the book!

  • Criss Franklin September 9, 2014 at 3:27 am

    I love her shop! <3

  • Elizabeth September 9, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Wow, there’s a lot of interesting projects in there O.O

    Sewing books always have the most drool-worthy fabrics too…

    I can see how you got distracted on JLC’s Etsy page – the same thing just happened to me XD!

  • Sofia Cunha September 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    As everyone else here, I’d love to have this book! I’m a beginner sewer and certainly this would improve my skills. If not, then I’ll have to get it!

  • Sandra Dunn September 10, 2014 at 4:25 am

    I’m just learning to sew and excited to learn all I can! Thanks for the chance… 🙂

  • Robin September 10, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Love your site and love giveaways

  • stacey September 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    This is great. I love Japanese sewing books!


  • Leanne K September 10, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    What a great book! I’d love to make the navy and white stripe top.

  • Anne September 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I hope to win!!
    On FB I am Anne Bentz (for JSB).

  • Amelia Hiew September 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I love doing crafts and hoping to win one your Japanese sewing books in this giveaway. Thank you.

  • Tania September 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Wonderful giveaway, I love sewing and this book would help me a lot.

  • Becky September 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    This book looks fabulous! I’m currently working through ‘drape,drape’ and wish I’d spent a bit more time with a book like this first!

  • Amalia September 10, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Hi JSB!

    Thank you for hosting another giveaway. I would love to have this this book and i wish i could win this time. I’ve been your fb follower (A. Bundawidya) and liked the post there.

  • yenni September 10, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    i’d love to win…i wish…^^
    i’m your fb follower

  • Gail September 10, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Thank you for such a lovely giveaway!!! ❤❤❤ Anyone who win is very lucky to have this book.

    My FB username is: gaily.gale

  • janice September 10, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I liked both on FB – thanks for the chance to win!

  • Heidy Diana September 10, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Just started to learn sewing and I found this blog while looking for Japanese sewing patterns book! And yay for the giveaway! 😀

    I really love how the book include real pictures of the fabrics instead of just using illustrations. It gives off “friendly” look for us beginners. The steps listed in boxes is a plus too! Seems like it’d be easier to follow.

    Thank you so much for the opportunity! ♪

    FB: Heidy Diana
    Twitter: Chibimoni

  • Daniela Lizundia September 11, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Love all the Japanese craft books. I am very happy for this giveaway.I hope win it

  • connie September 11, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Oooh – would love to win!

    I also followed you on Twitter. My username there is “changcon”.


  • Laura September 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

    What a wonderful book! Thank you very much for the chance to win!

  • Suz Revell September 11, 2014 at 6:03 am

    I love Japanese sewing books and I adore your page! Fingers crossed for luck to win! I have ‘liked’ your Japanese Sewing Books fb page and Japanese Lovely Craft’s fb page. My fb name is Suz Revell. I also followed on twitter and my twitter name is @suzrevell. Thank you for this great give away!

  • Cheryl September 11, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I’m very interested in learning more
    about Japanese sewing patterns.
    Please count me in for a chance to win.
    Thank you

  • Luise September 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Would love to win this lovely book. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  • Fadz September 11, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I’d love to have this book! 🙂
    My FB user name is fadzilah faiz

  • Riana September 12, 2014 at 10:12 am

    What a great book! Thank you for the chance to win 😀

  • Andrea September 12, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    What a nice book. As two of my neighbours and me just have founded a (Japanese-American-German) sewing circle this would be a sourse of inspiration and a big help.
    Best wishes.

  • madFerret September 12, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I didn’t know about facebook pages, liked them both :3

    on Facebook I’m Mad Ferret

  • Japanese Sewing Books September 13, 2014 at 8:56 am

    The giveaway is now closed. Thank you all for participating and do stay tuned for the announcement of the winner!