Sashiko Sewing
Intermediate | 58 min 52 sec
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
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Class Reviews
894 users recommended this class to a friend
Lisa Gosen
Because she encourages imperfection, Lisa takes the fear out of trying Sashiko. I look forward to giving it a try.
9 minutes ago
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
4 days ago
Debbie Mangus
Very informative for a beginner. Love the different patterns you can use.
January 17