Sashiko Sewing
Intermediate | 58 min 52 sec
Sashiko Sewing
Visible Mending
Learn how one stitch can provide you with inspiration for a lifetime of creative practice. Using the running stitch as a base, mixed media artist Lisa Solomon shows you the Japanese tradition of sashiko stitching as well as a plethora of ideas for creative and practical use. You’ll learn how to work with traditional patterns (or make your own designs based on a grid layout) to make decorative pieces or mend and patch garments. No matter the method you choose, you’ll find that sashiko is a great way to slow down and stitch with intention, creating beauty from simplicity. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Woven fabric scraps for practicing or garments for mending
  • Embroidery or crochet thread (Lisa prefers sashiko thread by Olympus)
  • Sashiko or embroidery needle
  • Thimbles
  • Fabric marker or marking chalk
  • Clear ruler
  • Cardboard (if making templates)
  • Scissors
  • Class PDF for pattern examples
Learn how to:
  • Work with sashiko needle and thread
  • Load needle with fabric for stitching
  • Sew a basic running stitch with consistently spaced stitches
  • Create traditional and new patterns for stitching
  • Patch and mend clothing using basic stitches

What you'll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction on how to do sashiko stitching and use it to make decorative pieces or mend garments
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
Class PDF
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Class Reviews
906 users recommended this class to a friend
Vicki Smith
Love the variety of colors and patterns. Mending will be so much more fun now!
February 1, 2023
Lisa Gosen
Because she encourages imperfection, Lisa takes the fear out of trying Sashiko. I look forward to giving it a try.
January 26, 2023
ShirleyA. Tomany
Wow--so new and fresh and exciting! This teacher has so much charm and enthusiasm to share; it is hard NOT to pick up on her ideas and make all sorts of neat things. Thank you, Lisa, for a wonderful class
January 22, 2023