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2-d.  Sashiko by Machine


11” by 22” (28 cm by 56 cm).


Sashiko originated in rural Japan in the eighteenth century where women made garments for the family. The stitching was originally designed for strengthening a single layer of fabric, patching worn clothing or quilting together several layers.


In this workshop, we are making a notebook cover and learn two different Sashiko patterns using a 12 weight thread.


This thread is much thicker than most sewing threads, but the stitching can be done on any sewing machine.

Sample of students’s work

Detail