This kit is an introduction to sashiko mending, which is a Japanese technique of functional embroidery originally developed to patch and insulate clothing. I packed this kit with my favorite high quality tools and fabrics that I’ve tested and use in my sashiko and visible mending projects. The kit also comes with a full color 14 page booklet with easy to follow instructions, step-by-step photographs, tips, and six patterns. All you’ll need to start is a pair of scissors.
Each kit is unique and focuses on denim material, but can include an assortment canvas, linen, denim, and cotton fabrics in a range of weights. Since this material is all upcycled (from a textile recycler) the assortment depends on what is available. You will have plenty of material to practice the techniques, experiment with different patterns, and make several patches.
Even if you don’t have anything to patch you can use the materials to practice these techniques, make decorative embellishments to your clothing, or even make something just for fun, like coasters or a pattern sampler.
Kit Includes + 6” grid ruler + cotton sashiko thread + set of Olympus sashiko needles + Clover water soluble pencil + assortment of upcycled fabric scraps + detailed booklet with easy to follow instructions, step -by-step photographs, & 6 patterns