Updated: 3 days ago
Everybody like food and food print fabric is always fun. When you think about Hawaiian fabric, you may think all tropical flowers and Polynesian prints. People in Hawaii love some Japanese influences and they love food, so in Hawaiian fabric prints, you will find not just tropical flowers but also foods and Japanese influence prints, such as sushi, musubi, and sumo wrestlers etc.
You may be surprised by seeing some Japanese food prints but in Hawaii, some of Japanese food is like a part of local food.
For example, "Musubi" is a rice ball, it is like a sandwich in Japan. You grab and eat quickly without making a mess in your hands.
"Sushi" is also very popular in Hawaii, but like many other part of the country, sushi is very popular. You can buy sushi almost any grocery store or convenience store in Hawaii.
Below is the Hawaiian fabric, featuring food prints and drinks. You see sushi, coconut, katsu, pineapple, arare snacks, laulau, musubi, shave ice, tako, and poke.
The star and triangle shape characters are "Arare." It is rice cracker snack in Japan.
Do you see red cubic character in the fabric? That is "Poke" Poke means cut up pieces in Hawaiian, and it is tuna, called "Ahi" in Hawaiian, poke. It is raw and marinated with soy sauce, like sushi.
Do you see Laulau boy in the print? Triangular thing on red board is surfing laulau food.
It is fun to see mixed cultural food in fabric. This is very unique to Hawaii. You do not see these kind of prints in Japanese fabrics.
This Hawaiian food prints bring memory of home of Aloha and it can be great gift to make something using this fabric for a person from Hawaii.
The print is cute for fashion and quilting.
Suggestion for sewing projects: face masks, bags, shirts, pajamas, pants, wrapping fabric, pet clothing, kids clothing.