Category Archives: Sewing


hahaWe found this small shop, HaHa, on Pinkoi, Asia’s largest designer’s market. The shop carries a line of handmade personal and home accessory items. We don’t have much information on the designer/maker but the Kyoto fabrics used captured our eyes so we just had to post. You can find more information on Pinkoi at Techcrunch. HaHa shop is here on Pinkoi, Japan.

Images: Courtesy of HaHa.

Mika Hirasa

mikahirasaAttracted to the unique artisan style of Japanese illustrator and embroidery artist, Mika Hirasa, who freelances under the name, “Micao”. She draws pictures using a combination of machine sewing, hand embroidery, applique and fabric painting, all of which were self-taught. Her work ranges from advertisement for major companies to cover art for books and magazines, and even collaborative works with a household goods manufacturer.

You can follow her on her website, Facebook and Behance.

Images: Courtesy of Mika Hirasa.

Miesje Chafer

MiesjeChaferMiesje Chafer is a textile designer, doodler, screen printer and maker based in Southsea, UK. She creates and prints bold and bright geometric designs to create her line of accessories which includes cushions, quilts, purses and bags. On the website, Sorting Office, she describes her creative process as such:

“I usually start my day with printing, as this takes up the most energy. I make a list of all the different colours and patterns I want for that day, then I cut out and iron all the fabric I need for that batch of printing. I then spend the afternoon sewing/emailing/taking photos/putting stuff online/posting things/eating/napping/ until I’m too tired to do anymore and I collapse on the sofa!”

You can see more of her work on her website and on Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Miesje Chafer.