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Christmas Sewing in October and a Modes4U Giveaway!

October 6, 2017

Just as I was feeling sad about the slowing down of Japanese sewing book new releases that always happen in the last quarter of the year, I get excited once again, by sponsors who feel the festive mood (in advance) and want to sponsor GIVEAWAYS for you all!

Today our lovely sponsors from are giving away 4 very nice Cosmo fabrics of 1m each.  It is a lovely mix of double gauze, canvas with gold metallic embellishment and cotton fabrics. One lucky winner will get ALL of them! But more about that later. Let me talk about my Christmas sewing first!

Is it too early to start sewing for Christmas? Well, after factoring in shopping time + shipping time + procrastination time + sewing time, I think it’s just about right!

For my own little Christmas project this year, I wanted to go green. Not the color green, but that I wanted to make my own fabric Christmas ornaments and reusable gift “wraps”.  I found the perfect fabrics just for that!


This fabric is a Oxford fabric from Kokka, featuring colorful animals and Christmas ornaments. There are a few other colorways for this fabric but I love the different shades of blues. I love how it deviates from the traditional red and greens, yet retaining the Christmassy feel. Click on this link to find more Kokka fabric on Modes4U. There are also lots of non-Christmas fabrics of course, and they will make great gifts for the avid sewist / crafter / fabric hoarder in your family!

However, I also wanted a pop of red, as a contrast color, for both “wrapping” presents and as matching co-ordinates to my blue/turqoise/navy ornaments. I didn’t want it to be too focussed on Christmas motifs too, so I picked this really cute print with white bears and snowflakes on it.


This fabric is printed by Lecien and is designed by koko seki for the Minny Muu collection. There are lots of Lecien fabric on Modes4U too.

I paired it with some left over small bits of trim from past projects and here are the results of my Christmas sewing.




Making the ornaments didn’t require much fabric, so I made these drawstring pouches which will be great as gift “wraps” No need for paper + tape/ribbons. Best of all, it can be reused for keeping small items like hair accessories, earphones in your bags. No waste!


Looking plump when filled up and ready for gifting!

See, Christmas fabrics and sewing decorations don’t have to be all reds and greens. But if you do like the traditional prints, you will be able to find them too at Modes4U. They have lots of Christmas fabrics, not just from Japanese brands like Kokka and Cosmo, but also the from Michael Miller, Andover, Robert Kaufman to name a few. You’ll have to explore their Christmas section. It won’t be easy because there are so many to choose from! I also love the fact that there is free international shipping above 60€ / US$70 / £55 which is quite easy to achieve because not only do they sell fabrics, they sell all kinds of cute stationery, squishies, plush toys, bento boxes etc from Japan.  So you can really do all your Christmas shopping here.

So now, for the GIVEAWAY! will be giving away 4m of fabric to one lucky winner! These are the fabrics you stand to win. There is a good mix of fabric types – double gauze, cotton fabrics and even canvas! All the fabrics are from Cosmo Textiles from Japan. This will be a good chance for those of you who have always wanted to try a variety of Japanese fabrics.


Here’s what you have to do.

1) Comment below to tell us your favorite item from

2) Extra chances for readers who follow Modes4U or Japanese Sewing Books on the following pages. Please also include your FB/IG id when commenting below so that we can identify you and award you extra chances for winning!

Modes4U Facebook page:
Modes4U Instagram:
Japanese Sewing Books Facebook page :
Japanese Sewing Books Instagram :

3) Extra chances for people who blog about this giveaway and include link to this giveaway post (right click and copy link address to this blog page) + If you add this to your blog, please leave your blog address+link to your post in the comment below so that we can see it too!

This giveaway will run for two weeks from today 6th October- 20th October 10pm (Singapore time). Winners will be announced on the following day 21st October right here on this post. I will also be notifying the winner via the email you have used to comment below, so please do check your emails! If the winner fails to respond within 48hrs, another winner will be picked.

ETA : The Winner of this Giveaway is Jeannette Makad! Congratulations Jeannette, I will be contacting you via your email for your mailing details. Thank you all once again for participating!

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  • Reply JenL October 6, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter, and also for introducing Modes4U! There are some really fun sewing supplies there. For my favorite, I will say the sushi fabric ( because I have someone (a sushi fanatic) in mind for this fabric. So many great kawaii choices!

  • Reply Wendy Gallington October 6, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    I just LOVE this fabric! Would make a little coat for my little dog with it 🙂

  • Reply jenn ashton October 7, 2017 at 12:03 am

    I have so many favorites on but right now I am really loving the Christmas Washi Tape!!! xoxox

  • Reply Christianne McCall October 7, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Oh thank you! I love the Gudetama fabrics for my kids!

    I follow both pages on FB

  • Reply Kathyh October 7, 2017 at 2:32 am

    I follow modes4u on FB and you on IG.
    My favorite items on modes4u site are all the cute kawaii airplanes. From jet erasers to airplane fabric.

  • Reply Joanne yeo October 7, 2017 at 10:27 am

    White Christmas star Andover fabric
    FB: Joanne yeo
    Instagram: j.yeo

  • Reply Angela Hendricks October 9, 2017 at 8:26 am

    I love the white Alexander Henry Fabric Skeltons!

    I am following both pages on facebook as Angela Hendricks.
    Following on IG @Kitty.kad

    Thank you for the chance!

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  • Reply Sara Rubio October 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity! I love all modes4ufabrics and washitapes!
    Thanks again for the chance!
    Instagram: @wakakanshop
    Facebook: Sara Rubio

  • Reply marie yoon October 9, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    my favorite fabric would be the japanese geisha

  • Reply Aruna October 9, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Thank for this giveaway, all fabrics are really awesome and my most favorite is “Red Snowflake Christmas Fabric Chalkboard Snowman”, wish to win this, fingers crossed 😊

  • Reply Concetta Maule October 9, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Thank you!
    My favourite is: sea green whit cute shiba inu dog animal laminate fabric from Japan.
    I follow you and Modes4you on fb ad Concetta Maule
    Also on instagram as @connymaule

  • Reply Endah Mitsalina October 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I love fabrics.
    FB : endah mitsalina
    IG : endah Mitsa

  • Reply Jeannette Makaf October 9, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Hi! I learned of this blog from Modes4u…loving the designs of these fabrics! It’s hard to pick just one thing from Modes4u…I especially like their craft supplies…I’m ordering some clay right now!

    Please enter me in the draw for the fabric!
    My FB name is Jeannette Makaf

    • Reply Jeannette Makad October 9, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      Sorry! Typo in my name above! It’s Jeannette Makad! Not makaf!

  • Reply Debbie Chenoweth October 9, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I love all the fabrics, I’m am hopelessly in love with fabric.

  • Reply Alexandra Campbell October 10, 2017 at 12:30 am

    I am in love with !! I have followed both Instagram (username: alexroslyn00) and Facebook (username: Alexandra Campbell)

  • Reply Cheryl October 10, 2017 at 2:09 am

    So many great things! I love looking over the fabric and this was one of my favorites: green designer fabric peacock feathers & gold embellishments.

  • Reply Fernanda Alarcón October 10, 2017 at 6:20 am

    there are so many great thing at the website, I’m really liking the dark blue monaluna cherry blossom flower organic fabric, so pretty! Thanks for the givaway, 😀

  • Reply cynthia salazar October 10, 2017 at 7:47 am

    I like the fabrics, sanrio products, bentos, squishies of ModeS4u. But i have no money to purchase since it is intl courier thus joining giveaways is my option. I love sewing & needlecraft. My FB & IG : thia zar

  • Reply Andrea E October 11, 2017 at 7:29 am

    I like all fabrics, especially Sanrio and Asia Fabrics
    My FB : Andrea Estrada

  • Reply Jasmine Lee October 11, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    I love the Kokka fabric available on Modes4U! And I hope to win the fabrics for more Christmas sewing projects! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. My FB and IG: AppleluluCrafts

  • Reply Christel October 17, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I love the Lecien series of fabric on Modes4u! Thanks for hosting this giveaway 🙂
    Fb: Christel Goh
    IG: christelgyx

  • Reply Joyce October 17, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Like the Kokka and Timeless Treasure fabric and all the cute stuff.

  • Reply Marta October 17, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Hi! I’m totally in love with fabrics with food patterns!!! My favorite one is: “white heart cupcake fabric by Robert Kaufman”.
    I have followed both Instagram (username: and Facebook (username: Marta Cammarata) and I have linked both pages and on the FB page of my blog:

  • Reply Dessy R October 17, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway.
    I like the fabric, especially love this fabric from Alexander Henry If I Were A Mermaid, so cute!

    follow you on instagram, IG: @snowsugary

  • Reply Florence October 17, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    I’ve been eyeing this one for a while now:
    FB Florence MC
    IG firenze.may

  • Reply Nuria October 17, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Hi! Thanks for this great giveaway. I like the fabrics from Modes4U, they are all beautiful. My favorite one is the Geishas and the red Japanese flower. My Instagram id is nuria_redsewingbox

  • Reply Geraly October 17, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you so much for posting about and hosting this giveaway! I love all the train items!! My son loves trains and I can’t wait to shop for his birthday – fabric, bentos, school supplies…
    Am also following on FB as Geraly Paloma-Pkchp and on IG as PalomaandPorkchop

  • Reply Annarita October 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you for this amazing give away! My favorite item on is retro fabric!!
    My FB id is: Annarita Greggio

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  • Reply Nicola October 18, 2017 at 3:27 am

    What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you for posting it. I love all the Echino fabrics, like this one:

    I have written a blog post here –
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  • Reply Malin October 18, 2017 at 5:37 am

    The Elizakitten Era fabric from Alexander Henry, perfect when you love history and cats! I follow in all places, Malin Kinberg on Facebook and @malinkinberg on Instagram.

  • Reply Cathy October 18, 2017 at 5:56 am

    I seriously can’t pick a single favorite item from modes4u, but pretty much anything in the bento section is amazing! I love the onigiri papers…now if only I knew how to make onigiri. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  • Reply Katherine McFatridge October 19, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Hello and thank you for hosting such a fun giveaway!

    I’ve been swooning over the fabrics on Modes4U for an embarrassingly long time. I’m a big fan of abstract prints and I can think of at least a dozen things I’d love to make with Echino double gauze fabric with dark blue-green grey stripe ( I’m planning a trip to Japan in the spring of next year, and I’m really excited to go fabric shopping while I’m there.

    I follow both Modes4U and Japanese Sewing Books on Instagram, my ID is katmcfatridge.

  • Reply Japanese Sewing Books October 20, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    This giveaway is now closed. Thank you all for participating and look out for the winner announcement tomorrow! Good luck

  • Reply Jeannette Makad October 23, 2017 at 12:26 am

    THANK YOU so much!
    I just responded to your email and I cannot wait to receive my prize!!

    • Reply Japanese Sewing Books October 29, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      You’re welcome Jeannette. The fabrics are on your way to you already. Congratulations! 🙂

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