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 says, "Sashiko is an ideal way to repair and transform denim. Pick up a needle and thread and have a go!".
Barley is passionate about reusing and recycling and her step-by-step guidance in this course will make repairing and mending enjoyable.
Why not try our repair your denim with sashiko course?
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.