Sashiko Kit

Whether already experienced with sashiko stitching or just starting out, this kit is a complete way to enjoy this Japanese art of hand-sewing. Use the sampler for mending, patchwork, or make a cushion or bag. 

Sashiko is a form of functional embroidery, traditionally developed and used in Japan during the Edo period (1603 - 1868). It is a type of decorative stitching that is easily recognized by the blue cloth, white thread, and tiny running stitches. It was primarily used to patch clothing and make it even more durable.

The sampler includes a navy, 100% cotton piece of fabric that measures 13" x 26." Half the fabric includes the markings for the chosen design which disappears when washed or ironed, so don't do either one before stitching! The extra fabric without the marking can be used as a cushion back or second layer as you stitch your design. Or you can cut off the extra fabric and use it as a patch to practice more stitching. These are a great weekend project.

In addition to the sampler, the kit includes one hank of sashiko thread and sashiko needles. 

Please click on the links if you would like to add additional hanks of sashiko thread, a AVFKW mending kit with denim fabrics, an extra colorful or indigo dyed AVFKW scrappy fabric bundle, or additional sashiko needles.  We also have a selection of books about mending that are perfect for hand-stitching enthusiasts, including Mending Matters and Make + Mend.


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