Boro and Sashiko Workshop for Beginners

Learn how to make Japanese style patchwork with simple straight stitch embroidery

4 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 4 to 8

label $95 - $109 (or 4 payments of $23.75 - $27.25 Afterpay)
($109 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $95 for 2+ guests)

Create a unique Boro (Japanese Patchwork) pouch or bag using Sashiko (straight stitch embroidery) and learn all about visible mending at this unique class in Sumner.

Choose your background colour (beige, blue or yarn-dyed black linen) followed by embellishing patches (made up from my collection of vintage and new Japanese cotton, silk and linen fabrics) plus four different colours embroidery threads and start stitching away.

Learn about the Japanese technique of Sashiko stitching while being aware of principles such as up-cycling, respect for the discarded and slow stitching process to practice mindfulness and relaxation.

Make either a standing- or flat wristlet zipper pouch or a modern drawstring bag, the complete kit is included in your class cost, option to purchase extra kits (including cushion covers) and tools is available at our studio.

The hand-stitching is beginner-friendly, you will however need a sewing machine as well as some basic machine sewing skills to insert the zipper and finish the projects off, full instructions are provided in your workshop notes.

Save $28 when you book with a friend

Knowledge required
Basic hand-sewing skills during workshop, basic machine sewing skills to finish project off at home.
What you'll get
  • Complete kit with all materials required for the chosen project, ie background fabric, patches, embroidery thread, interfacing, zipper or drawstrings plus printed/illustrated instructions.
  • Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
What to bring
Pins and sharp scissors.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


4EverBlue Studio - Unit 3, Mezzanine Level, 11 Forge Road, Sumner Park, QLD

Boro and Sashiko Workshop for Beginners location
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Hi, my name is Nicole. I am a retired Travel Agent with a serious passion for creating beautiful hand-made products using natural fibres and incorporating up-cycled materials.

I developed a fascination for Japanese Arts & Crafts in my early twenties when I first worked with Japanese Tourists and visited Japan. In 2019 I qualified as an Ikebana teacher (Japanese art of flower arranging - Sogetsu School) still attending classes and workshops on a regular basis, having recently obtained my 3rd grade teachers diploma.

Having attended various Boro & Sashiko workshops as well as having travelled through Japan on a textile tour in December 2018 I learned more about Boro, Sashiko and various other embroidery techniques such as Kogin and Chiku Chiku. And of course, stocked up my stash of vintage fabrics and embroidery threads.

I love sharing my knowledge and hold regular workshops in my Studio, situated on the Mezzanine Level of an Industrial Shed (stairs, no lift available) in Sumner Park.

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