Get started with our range of kits!

Repair your denim with sashiko-style stitching
Repair your denim with sashiko-style stitching
Repair your denim with sashiko-style stitching
Repair your denim with sashiko-style stitching
Repair your denim with sashiko-style stitching

Repair your denim with sashiko-style stitching

Barley Massey
Regular price
Sale price
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Sashiko is a style of stitching originating from Japan that is both decorative and practical.

Sashiko was originally used as a way of reinforcing points of wear on clothes to make them both warmer and more durable.

In this easy-to-follow photography and video course, you'll learn how to creatively add a sashiko-inspired patch to any garment you wish to repair using simple hand stitching of embroidery thread. You can get started with just a garment, needle and embroidery thread.

Barley says, "Sashiko-style stitching is an ideal way to repair and transform denim. Many of us have experienced our favourite jeans wearing out in certain areas while the rest of the item is still in good condition. 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.

With 24/7 unlimited access to the course, you'll be able to learn at your own pace. 

WHY NOT TRY OUR make an easy sashiko-style denim patch course?

Making Made Easy with Yodomo

About this sashiko-style stitching online course

How do I learn with Yodomo online courses?

You will receive an email up to 15 minutes after purchase with details on how to access your course, and if you are a first-time user, how to set up your account. Your courses will then be available to access 24/7 on any device, simply by going to My Courses at and logging into your account.

How is the course taught?

Yodomo courses are taught by select instructors, who are experts in their field. Each course breaks down complex craft skills into easy-to-follow step by step guides, which combine video, photography and downloadable PDFs. 

You can learn anytime, anywhere, on any device with Yodomo, simply by going to My Courses and logging into your account.

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

Introduction and Meet the Maker:

  • What you'll learn
  • A brief history of Sashiko
  • Meet Barley Massey (0:56)
What you'll need
Choose a design Preparing the garment:
  • Trim threads
  • Measure hole

Measure patch
Place patch on garment:
  • Turn garment inside out
  • Lay on patch
  • Pin patch
Threading the needle
Temporarily attach the patch (0:18)
Turn garment right side out
Remove the raw edge from the hole:
  • Folding and pinning the edges
Hem the edge of the patch (0:09)
Remove tacking stitches
Sashiko-style stitching:
  • Draw your design
  • Thread your needle
  • Running stitch
  • Start a new row (0:14)
  • Creating a cross
  • Try different patterns
Your finished pattern

Course Preview

Sashiko Repair Course Preview

What do I need for this course?

You'll need:
  • Garment you’d like to repair
  • Fabric for your patch (a similar weight and type of fabric as your garment is good)
  • Embroidery needle (regular size, needs a sharp point)
  • Embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Tailor's chalk pencil or chalk
  • Ruler
  • Pinking shears (optional)
  • Pattern templates (find downloadable pattern templates below)

Yodomo online courses - supporting you at every step

Join the Yodomo Makes Facebook group, where you can post any queries or questions you have, and an instructor, Yodomo team member or member of our community will be there to support you.

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.