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Make an easy sashiko-style embroidered patch
Make an easy sashiko-style embroidered patch
Make an easy sashiko-style embroidered patch
Make an easy sashiko-style embroidered patch

Make an easy sashiko-style embroidered patch

Barley Massey
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  • Embroidery

Revive and repair your clothes using Sashiko-inspired stitching with this easy-to-follow patching technique.

Sashiko is a style of stitching originating from Japan that is both decorative and practical, being used initially as a way of reinforcing points of wear on clothes to make them both warmer and more durable.

In this easy-to-follow photography course, maker Barley Massey will show you how to make a sashiko-inspired patch. You’ll learn how to add this to an item of clothing so that you can repair, update or customise your clothes using hand sewing techniques.

You can get started with just fabric, a needle and embroidery thread.

Barley is passionate about reusing and recycling and her step-by-step guidance in this course will make repairing and mending enjoyable.

Learn at your own pace with Barley Massey, an expert seamstress from Fabrications shop and studio in East London.

Follow Barley’s step-by-step instructions in 14 detailed videos, taking the guesswork out of learning.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Properly choose and prepare your thread
  • Choose from a variety of patterns
  • Stitch your pattern with the correct technique

With UNLIMITED ACCESS 24/7, you’ll be able to drop in and out of the course at your own pace.

Barley says, "Sashiko-style stitching is an ideal way to repair and transform denim. Pick up a needle and thread and have a go!"


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About this embroidered patch online course

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Is this course suitable for beginners?

This course is perfect for everyone, including those who have no experience in embroidery of any sort.

Course curriculum

What you'll learn
  • What you'll learn
  • Meet Barley Massey (0:56)
  • What you'll learn
Step 1: Choose your fabric
Step 2: Choose your designs
Step 3: Measure and cut fabric
  • Measure the fabric
  • Cut the fabric
Step 4: Transfer the design
Step 5: Choose and prepare thread
  • Choose thread
  • Cut thread
  • Thread your needle
  • Knot thread
Step 6: Stitch design
  • Start stitching
  • Thread multiple stitches
  • Knot off (0:17)
  • Continue process
Step 7: Add patch to garment
  • Position the patch
  • Pin on the patch
  • Stitch the patch on (0:06)
Your finished patch

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Learn to sew: course curriculum

What do I need for this course?

You can source the required materials from most craft shops or specialty stores. Contact us for advice if you’re unsure of where to find these items or post in our support Facebook Group.

Materials and tools:

  • Fabric (medium or heavyweight cotton fabric, such as denim, is good to start with)
  • Your design (download our suggested designs found below or create your own)
  • Carbon paper and pencil (can be bought from a haberdashery) if you wish to transfer the design. Alternatively, draw on your design with tailor’s chalk pencil.
  • Embroidery needle (size 3-9)
  • Embroidery thread
  • Scissors or pinking shears
  • Tailor's chalk or pencil (optional)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Sashiko style embroidery

This tutorial was very easy to follow and the instructions were very clear

Enjoy making your own patch

This tutorial is very interesting and well explained. This is a totally new skill for me and I enjoyed learning about this patching technique. You can easily reuse this craft again and again and design your own pattern for the patch, whatever your sewing skill level.
The only downside for me is that it requires a lot of sewing material I didn't have at home and had to purchase to do the craft.

Sashiko style embroidered patch

Enjoyable skill to learn to patch jeans/trousers/ jackets/bags. Can be done in colours of your own choice. Easy so that even beginners can do this with a quick completion. Only need to have the basis knowledge of hand sewing and know how to do a running stitch. Good to with children. My granddaughter loved trying this.

Barley Massey in her store Fabrications of Broadway Market in London.

Barley Massey

Barley set up Fabrications in 2000 on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. Her focus has been on reviving traditional textile techniques, eco-design and upcycling. Fabrications is a mini department store of creativity and design, selling Barley's own creations, homewares, fashion and accessories. They supply all the tools and supplies to fuel other crafters and offer classes in sewing, textiles and crafts.