Giveaway: Mwendas Japanese Fabric, Craft Books, and Supplies


Fridah of the Singapore-based shop Mwendas is offering up $30 gift certificates to two lucky True Up readers. She’s also offering free shipping to the winners on top of the gift certificates! Mwendas offers Japanese fabric (mostly of the cute variety, but some more traditional-leaning prints too), Japanese sewing books, notions, and craft supplies. To enter this giveaway, just visit her Etsy shop, have a look around, then come back here and leave a comment about your favorite items there.





This giveaway is open to fabric fans worldwide. Comments will be open through Wednesday, June 24, 3pm central U.S. time, then two winners will be chosen and announced. Thanks, Fridah!


  1. Amy says:

    umm, there is alot of cute things in this shop. The farmhouse in blue fabric, the brown onions, the hedgehog and mushrooms, and the summer clothes book too! Fun shop!

  2. Dawn says:


    I didn’t know about this shop till today! ;0) great stuff!

  3. Samantha says:

    Wow this is so generous of her and the fabrics are so beautiful! I love the piggy fabrics they’re all so cute!

  4. Joy R. says:

    loved the orange dahlias fabric. i saw a couple of versions, but can’t say which is my favorite. so much lovely stuff!

  5. Rachael says:

    I like the Extreme Kawaii Happy Day Characters fabric in yellow but I am loving it all! I’ve favorited the shop. Great way to advertise a business :)

  6. amanda says:

    both the nautical adventures and the life at sea prints are just perfect! :D

  7. Rachel H says:

    I love the Cute White and Pink Elephants on Red, the Dancing Panda on Dark Orange, and Lovely FarmHouse on Blue.

  8. Ashley says:

    So many cute things…I love the Adorable Tiny Matryoshka Dolls on Black – Japanese Fabric Fat Quarter!

  9. michelle says:

    love the Candypop Crayola Stars on White. and how great are the pattern books?? It really is too bad about the whole “can’t read japanese” thing. damn.

  10. Kristen says:

    I loves all of the fabrics, especially the terrier and the cats…
    BUT! My Favourite Embriodery – Japanese Craft Book
    Tops them all in my book =)
    PS the panda were pretty darn cute too!

  11. Amy W. says:

    My favorite is the Extreme Kawaii Happy Day fabric because I can never choose from all the Japanese fabric cuteness and this has it all together.

  12. Rachel says:

    I love the “Adorable Tiny Matryoshka Dolls on Red” fabric!!

  13. Kristin says:

    I love the “laundry day” print…so cute!

  14. Kristy Z says:

    I love Japanese fabric with all the cute little animals and natural colors. I can’t wait to make a trip to Japan to see all they have to offer the fabric world. My favorite is Kawaii…too cute!!

    Did you ever see their cute kids bentos…those Japanese have an eye for cuteness and lots of patience!

  15. Kirsten says:

    I love the happy dog print, life at sea, playing kimono girl, but my favorite is the bundle of cuteness.

  16. Jessie says:

    I love the monokumo pigs! I love the cutesy fabric!

  17. Heidi says:

    Mwendas is a fantastic imported fabric shop! I love the fabulous selection, most patterns of which are not found in other Etsy fabric shops.
    One of my favorites is the No evil Monkeys on Brown fabric – too cute!
    I also love the Cute Felt Zakka Mascots and More – Japanese Felt Craft Book which is packed full of beautifully photographed projects.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    I love the colorful dogs on the black background, and the ladybugs and apples! But it is tough to choose!

  19. mary magee says:

    So many beautiful and whimsical fabrics,but my favorites are the kangaroos on blue, the winking owls, and the white radishes on purple.

  20. Leigh says:

    Oh my gosh, SUCH cute stuff! My favorite is the colorful dogs on black fabric!

  21. Veronika says:

    Such sweet fabrics! My favourite has got to be bunny and squirrel with mushrooms, but I also love the candypop crayola stars!

  22. Aik says:

    I love these…

    1. Candypop Forest of Flowers on Black – Japanese Fabric Half Yard

    2. Happy Monokuro Boo with Gifts – Japanese Fabric Half Yard

    3. San-X Rilakkuma Bear on Pink – Japanese Fabric Half Yard

    …and lots lots more!

  23. Jane says:

    The books. I have heard so much about the Japanese knitting pattern books bit have never explored any. Thanks for the contest!

  24. JayJay says:

    I really love the Japanese Traditional Envelopes, the Candypop Forest of Flowers Fabric and Red Hue Crossbones as well as the Crochet Mini Motif- Japanese Crochet Craft Book.

    Thanks for the Giveaway!

  25. catie says:

    these are amazing!! i have so many ideas for skirts and craft bags for these prints!!

  26. Rachel says:

    I think it’s all so cute, especially because it is different from some of the stuff we have here. I especially liked the dog fabrics!

  27. Claudia says:

    I love the white and black piggies! They are too cute =)

  28. patti says:

    I love your blog!

    I especially like how you use Japanese prints.
    What an inspiration!

  29. Debbie Hopkins says:

    Loved the pig fabric i could get lost in all the goodies she has on site.Great site to shop thanks for sending me there.

  30. cherylc says:

    So many cute things. But I think I like Happy Day bunnies and teddies, or maybe the car and bus canvas. It’s hard to choose!

  31. Cassie says:

    I love the dumbo and friends fabric, that’s cute.

  32. Adrienne says:

    so much good stuff! esp love the My Favourite Embroidery Book–looks adorable.

  33. Megan says:

    The horse racing print is my favorite for sure. So cute!

  34. Laura says:

    Wow, I am bookmarking the etsy store so I can buy some of the fabric. My favorite has to be the Kimono girls on gren though. So amazing.