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. barbara says:

    I LIKED her on facebook

  2. June S says:

    I love the Chinese Zodiac animals on blue!

  3. Ng Lay Yen says:

    I have purchased several items from Fridah since last year. She provides good sevice and fast delivery. Presently, I would like to get some cute fabrics like the Chihuahua Chef on Pink. Hope to win the giveaway, thanks !

  4. June S says:

    I like Mwendas on facebook.

  5. Robin D. says:

    I just bought some fabric from mwendas and have a couple other items bookmarked! I particularly love the alphabet fabrics by Kumiko Fujita! Thanks for this giveaway :)

  6. Alison says:

    Winking owls on pink are so cute!

  7. Tiffany says:

    The print you have shown above, Touou Brown Patches Linen Collection, is my favorite in the shop! I have a MA in German Literature and my husband is a native German citizen. His nickname for me is “schnecke” (snail as you can see on the fabric picture) – which is a term of endearment in Germany… equivalent to honey or darling… not sure how snail translates into darling but i’ll take it haha. Great shop and wonderful giveaway!

  8. beth says:

    i love Adorable Sheep on Pink or Traffic Jam! what adorable fabrics!

  9. Michelle says:

    I’m loving the vintage button fabrics for myself. But the “cute ducks on pink” is so ridiculous I would have to get that too and make it into a dress for a wee one!

  10. beth says:

    i tweeted about this giveaway! @bethgracie

  11. Lori M says:

    I love the traffic jam fabric—so so cute. I could spend a LOT of time “poking” around that shop_adorable fabrics!

  12. Lori M says:

    I LIKE mwendas on facebook!

  13. krystina says:

    I’m really loving the touyou patches prints. They’d be great incorporated into the kitchen somehow, maybe on an apron! I’m also loving anything boy-ish lately (since I’m realizing that most of my prints are girly and I don’t have much for my little guy!). One of my favorites is the Traffic Jam print.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Sourkraut says:

    It’s almost impossible to narrow it down to just one favorite. Such great selection! I’ll go with the Alice in Wonderland in white fabric.

  15. Sourkraut says:

    I liked Mwendas on Facebook.

  16. Sourkraut says:

    I also tweeted about the giveaway.

  17. Laura W. says:

    I love Traffic Jam on Red!

  18. Laura W. says:

    I like Mwendas on FB (Laura Wilson)

  19. swang says:

    I love the traffic jam fabric in red. They are cute!

  20. swang says:

    I liked Mwendas on FB.

  21. MzTallulah says:

    So much to choose from! I really love all the fabric-covered buttons, and the Halloween characters print.

  22. Jennifer says:

    Love the Miffy print!

  23. Angela says:

    Definitely love the deco umbrellas on blue!

  24. Jennifer says:

    Liked her on FB!

  25. Angela says:

    I have had my eye on Mwendas fabrics for some time now. I’m excited to hear about FB and have “liked” Mwendas!

  26. Caitlin T. says:

    there are so many cute fabrics! i really like the heather bailey lollipops in turquoise and gold and all of the colorways of “traffic jam.” thanks for the chance!

  27. Vicky says:

    Any fabric from Suzuko Koseki I love. But everything in the whole shop in beautiful though.

  28. Melinda says:

    Deco Umbrellas on Blue – love the yellowish orange on the blue background. I added it to my favorites on Etsy and hearted the shop.

  29. Dell says:

    I am partial to simple-matryoshka-in-white.

  30. Vicky says:

    I like Mwendas on Facebook

  31. Dell says:

    I liked Mwendas on FB

  32. Holly says:

    My favourite has got to be Jungle Big House on White. What a cute shop!

  33. Without doubt, my favorite print in the Mwendas shop right now is the Keiko Goke Cheerful Stripe in Cream Yellow. I love it! It would look excellent as a binding on a quilt or, really, in any projects. If I won this generous giveaway I would probably spend the whole pot on multiple yards of just this one print!

  34. Laura T says:

    My favorite is the Frogs on Green Pond, although the frog and umbrella prints that are in the posts were also among my top choices. What a great shop! Thanks!

  35. Erin says:

    I love the deco umbrellas on blue, but the fishes in coral is a close second!

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  37. Jen B says:

    I really liked the multi-colored Traffic Jam and the Yellow Flamingos.

  38. Jen B says:

    I liked Mwendas on FB

  39. Marsy says:

    Keiko Goke fabrics are always my fav!

  40. Miranda says:

    The sunshine flowers on on black (http://www.etsy.com/listing/71852639/sunshine-flowers-on-black-japanese) is my favorite. Hope I get to buy some!

  41. Amy says:

    My favorite is this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/72000269/vintage-labels-suzuko-koseki-japanese as well as the Touou Brown Patches you have showing. Great shop, thanks for the giveaway!!

  42. Suzy R says:

    My favorite was “Sevenberry Deco Flowers” – very different from what I’d normally pick, but I thought it was really interesting.

  43. Robin says:

    One of the many favorites at Mwendas are the mini-covered buttons in Japanese fabrics. Adorable!

  44. Arihoma says:

    I liked Mwendas on FB. I find the German print funny. Many things are misspelled and it makes no sense, but is really cute! My favourite is Yummy Delights with Chihuahua Chef and Friends on Pink.

  45. Patsy says:

    I love the “Simple Matryoshka in White”. My granddaughter, a Russian adoptee, would LOVE an outfit from this fabric !!

  46. Ruth says:

    Gosh, how to pick just one?! Bambi and Mushrooms on Mustard, I love me some mustard.

  47. Ruth says:

    I liked Mwendas on FB. Really hoping she gets in some of the German beer label fabric.

  48. Regina C. says:

    My favorite fabric is the Mushroom and Hedgehog print in blue. So cute!!

  49. Ruth says:

    MommapudDing tweeted

  50. Regina C. says:

    I “like” Mwendas on facebook.