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 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
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 Yodomo.co 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.
Introduction and Meet the Maker:
- What you'll learn
- A brief history of Sashiko
- Meet Barley Massey (0:56)
Choose a design
- Trim threads
- Measure hole
- Turn garment inside out
- Lay on patch
- Pin patch
- Folding and pinning the edges
- Draw your design
- Thread your needle
- Running stitch
- Start a new row (0:14)
- Creating a cross
- Try different patterns
Yodomo online courses - supporting you at every step
If you don't enjoy your course for any reason, let us know and we'll give you your money back.
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 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.