Sponsor Giveaway: Mwendas

Mwendas is a shop based in Singapore that sells authentic Japanese fabric from Yuwa, Lecien, and other manufacturers — amongst owner Fridah’s inventory you’ll find difficult-to-find designers Suzuko Koseki, Fumika Oishi, Keiko Goke, and Kumiko Fujita, and characters like Miffy. I’ve included some of my own favorites here. She recently became a True Up sponsor so we’re holding a pretty awesome giveaway today — two readers will each win a $50 gift certificate to spend in the shop on any of her fabrics, notions, books, tools, and craft supplies.

Here’s what you’ve gotta do to win! You can enter up to four times:

  • By visiting Mwendas to hunt around for your favorite print, then come back and leave a comment telling us what it was.
  • By Liking Mwendas on Facebook — she often posts exclusive discounts and specials there, so you should do this anyway! Please leave an additional comment here indicating you’ve done this.
  • By spreading the word of this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook (use the tag #mwendas on Twitter or @mwendasonline on Facebook). Please leave an additional comment for each one of these you’ve done.

We will be gathering up all these entries this Friday, May 20, around 10am central U.S. time, and drawing the two winners randomly from that pool

In case you don’t want to wait to see if you won, Mwendas is also offering a 10% discount shopwide with code TRUEUP10 for all True Up readers through Sunday, May 21 (Singapore time).

Best of luck, and thanks to Fridah at Mwendas!


  1. Amy says:

    I love the traffic jam–red and gray!

  2. joy smith says:

    I really love the Mother Duck Stripe in Blue! Love those colors together.

  3. Allison S. says:

    Winking owls is my favorite–I’d love to have some to make my daughter something out of! Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. I’d love to make my son something out of the Cars on Cream Double Gauze.

  5. Katie says:

    Love the sweet elephants and the gorgeous Miffy fabric. It’s so hard to choose though!

  6. Patty says:

    My favorite is Sunshine Flowers on Black. It’s hard to be limited to only one!

  7. Arihoma says:

    I also spread the word now on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/arihoma !
    I really like them and will most likely order from Mwendas in the future! Thanks for posting about them!

  8. Lucy says:

    The touou patches is undoubtedly the funniest fabric I’ve ever seen – it says “delicious food” under the pictures of the animals. Unfortunately I can’t find the other kitchen-themed fabric you posted here in the shop – I would have never dreamed that east-german-1950ies-aethetics could end up on Fabrics from Japan!

  9. eva says:

    I like Mwendas too!

  10. leslie says:

    wow, it is really hard to pick a favourite… but i’m pretty much in love with Toy Poodle by Kinkame – Baby Bird on Pink – Japanese Fabric FQ.

  11. leslie says:

    and i’ve done the facebook like, too!

  12. My favorite is the Rainy Day Frogs!

  13. Carrie L says:

    There are SO many cute fabrics. I really like the yellow flamingos.

  14. Carrie L says:

    I am a fan on Facebook!

  15. Liz P. says:

    Cute Ducks on Cream is precious and I must get some! I love the simplicity of it. My fave!

  16. Liz P. says:

    I am a fan on facebook.

  17. I love the Deco Umbrellas on Blue – so pretty!

  18. I like Mwendas on Facebook.

  19. Alexis says:

    how did i not know about a japanese fabric retailer here in sunny singapore! this will certainly cut down of my carbon footprint! i love the navy and orange umbrella print.

  20. april says:

    Kumiko Fujita alphabet panels is my favorite. I’ve had my eye on it for awhile, now, seeing it around the blogosphere. There’s also a lot of Suzuko Koseki, who I am SO WILD about. Glad you turned me on to this shop!!

  21. Carmen says:

    I absolutely love those Kumiko Fujita alphabet prints at Mwendas — thanks for the chance to win them!

  22. Colin says:

    I really like the Suzuko Koseki print with the scissors in natural:) Thank you for the giveaway!

  23. Gaye deCoux says:

    I love the pink poodle. It’s just perfect for matching dresses for my Grand Daughter and her doll.

  24. Amber says:

    I like Polka Dot Cotton Linen Blues

  25. Melissa says:

    I love the Miffy & Friends in both the pink and yellow. So sweet!

  26. Sherie says:

    I love the Matryoshka Patchwork Green but I also love the Fairyland series too.

  27. Sherie says:

    Also liked on Facebook

  28. Leeana says:

    I now like you on Facebook!

  29. Leeana says:

    I love the Miffy and Friends fabric! :)

  30. Betty says:

    Kumiko Fujita alphabet all the way! Thank you for the giveaway!

  31. Rebecca says:

    I love this print with fish on it in all its colourways, but the coral one especially!

  32. gina pina says:

    I am so happy I found the Rilakkuma fabric! I am a bit in love with this ‘relaxing bear’ and would love to make my own dog Kuma a patchwork bed for my sewing room :) I have to say I am quite fond of the newspaper Le Vie en Rose print as well.

  33. delia says:

    It’s all so cute! I especially like the pink Hello Kitty fabric and the Kawaii Bunny Rabbits.

  34. Katrina H says:

    I love this print most of all:

    Happy Monokuro Boo with Gifts

    The chocolate brown color is so cute!

  35. microbio says:

    Deco umbrellas : )

  36. Meg says:

    What a fun shop! I loved so many—the black deco umbrellas, multi buttons, Fairyland…
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  37. nanann says:

    Great giveaway! I’d personally love a big piece of that pink deco umbrella on black — it would make some adorable clothing for my daughters!