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. Regina C. says:

    I’ve spread the word on facebook. :)

  2. Phyllis says:

    My favorite fabric is: Traffic Jam (Red), Although there were so many nice ones to choose from!

  3. Phyllis says:

    My favorite fabric is: Traffic Jam (Grey), Although there were so many nice ones to choose from! Red was actually my favorite but your blog would not allow me to post that b/c it said it was a duplicate

  4. Phyllis says:

    Liked on Facebook

  5. Hilary says:

    Gorgeous! I like Multi Buttons Suzuko Koseki Natural. Actually, there’s one I like even better but I think I will just go purchase it!

  6. NutellaNutterson says:

    Fumika Oishi’s Transport Alphabet! It uses A for airplane, sure, but also for Airship! How great is that?!

  7. Doris says:

    I’d go for any of the Suzuko Koseki Japanese Fabric with the sewing themes–awesome!

  8. NutellaNutterson says:

    Also, liked on Facebook!

  9. MJ says:

    I really like the chicks and beans print – so random!!

  10. MJ says:

    liked on facebook! thanks :)

  11. Doris says:

    I Like Mwendas on FB!

  12. Jill says:

    My favorite fabric is Sunshine Flowers on Black. Wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  13. AN says:

    Liked on Facebook.:)

  14. Tiffany says:

    I love some many!! But Deco Umbrellas in blue, Blue Daschund, Touou and Friendly Pandas are on the top of the list! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  15. Vicky says:

    I’ve tweeted the giveaway too.

  16. Jenny says:

    oooh, lots of favorites! Vintage Labels Suzuko Koseki is todays favorite.

  17. ~Michelle~ says:

    Ooh – I’m liking the Deco Umbrella prints – so fun!

  18. Jenny G. says:

    Multi Buttons Suzuko Koseki for Yuwa is my favorite, but there were a lot of really cute ones to choose from!

  19. Tiffany says:

    I tweeted as well!!!

  20. Gina says:

    I liked on Facebook.

  21. Gina says:

    I love Deco Umbrellas on blue and the Blue Daschund…Both are so cute!

  22. grace says:

    fave would be the matryoshka dolls on white. so stinking cute!

  23. Holly says:

    Love Traffic Jam in blue. Cute!

  24. Lisa P. says:

    I like the Deco Umbrellas in blue (and in yellow…and in pink and black, but the blue and yellow are my favorites). The matryoshka prints are pretty cute, too.

  25. Vivian K says:

    I love them all. Very hard decision, and wish I had grandchildren to help me
    with it. I went with one I like: Keiko Cheerful Stripe Olive Blue.

  26. Vivian K says:

    I have just posted a Like on Facebook!

  27. Jackie H says:

    Aw, Miffy! And I really like the Deco Umbrellas on blue! :) Thanks for the heads up on this great store!

  28. Amy says:

    I love the polka dots on cotton-linen…so fresh! Also, loving the cute ducks!

  29. Courtney says:

    oh, hard to choose! But with two little boys I’d have to say Traffic Jam (blue) they would love some things made from that!

  30. Eva says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  31. Eva says:

    Love the Monoluna Spring Daisies fabric!

  32. robin says:

    I like the Vintage Stamp Collection fabric. :)

  33. robin says:

    I like Mwenda’s on Facebook.

  34. robin says:

    Tweeted! @birdie00000

  35. Cathy says:

    The White Radishes on Purple would make great kitchen curtains to complement my mango-colored walls!

  36. Vickie says:

    Oh no. What have you done? I have a new fabric obsession!!! I have just this week, I kid you not, heard about Suzuko Koseki fabric. A blog talked about a cute little purse that had some pink button fabric by this designer on the inside. There wasn’t a pic, so I went sleuthing. I am sunk. I am gonna have to win the $50 gift certificate so I don’t kill my fabric budget with these wonderful fabrics. How can I choose a favorite??? It is all soooo cute! I thought my fav would be the buttons, but then I saw the dragonflies, and then the alphabet panels…and then the touou brown patches, the traffic jam and the jungle big house on dark blue. I am in trouble.

  37. Ana says:

    Hi! Just to let you know my favorite fabric is Jungle Big House on White.

  38. Ana says:

    just went to facebook page “Mwendas website” and liked it

  39. Ana says:

    Just went to the “Mwendas-Japanese Fabric and Craft supplies and liked it!

  40. Margaret says:

    Besides most of those you posted pics of, I also love the playing kimono girls…http://www.etsy.com/listing/29889846/playing-kimono-girls-in-yellow-japanese

  41. Allison C says:

    I love grey fabric AND pandas are irresistable so my vote would be for the Friendly Panda on Grey fabric.

  42. Barbara says:

    I really like Pretty Matryoshka Nesting Dolls on Natural.

  43. Barb Colvin says:

    Lots of lovely prints to choose from! The Multi-buttons by Suzuko Koseki really caught my eye–both the green and natural. I also liked the yellow flamingos and lime whimisical cats LOL

  44. Barb Colvin says:

    I liked Mwendas’ facebook page.

  45. Barb Colvin says:

    I shared about Mwendas and the sponsored giveaway on facebook!

  46. Holly says:

    Can I just say…. “I LOVE IT ALL!”

  47. Holly says:

    just liked Mwendas on facebook!

  48. Molly says:

    Very hard to choose a fave, but we live miffy here as well as the alphabet panels!

  49. Lisa Marie says:

    I went to Mwenda’s shop and I especially like the winking owls fabrics. Also the blue dragonflies on white.

  50. Jennifer B. says:

    Love the Blue Daschund fabric! Would be great to make something for my baby with it. The past few days he’s been squeeling whenever he sees our little dog who is kinda daschund shaped (he’s a mix of who-knows-what) so it would be fun to make something to remember these times.