Make Sashiko Reusable Kitchen Cloths

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to make reusable kitchen cloths by Sashiko stitching



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 5

label $65 (or 4 payments of $16 Afterpay)


This is a ClassBento virtual Live/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. Our Live/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vogue, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra; 4 to 9 days elsewhere. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. At the time of the class, use that link to join. During the class, you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

Sarashi cloth Japanese traditional fabric is made by 100 per cent natural cotton and loved for a long time by Japanese people.

In this live streaming class, you will make two different sizes of kitchen cloths by Sashiko stitching with your choices of colour of thread and the patterns. After you have completed this, you won't need to buy any paper towels and plastic wraps, saving the earth and your money!

These cloths help your everyday lives such as for cooking, cleaning and mealtime. With the cloth, you can;

  • wrap vegetables, fruits or rice to store in the freezer
  • steam food in a pot
  • drain water of yoghurt or vegetables
  • cover dishes when microwaving
  • dry water out of fresh food or clean dishes
  • oxygen-based bleach
  • wash machining
  • use as cleaning cloth

This experience is relaxing and enjoyable, with a hint of discovery and creativity!

Add-on available for this class
  • Pre-stenciled napkin 34 x 34cm & thread kit ($18)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners. School children are welcome too!
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • White Sarashi fabrics (size; S-35 X 30cm, L-35X 50cm)
  • Needles
  • Sashiko thread
  • Fabric marker
  • Threader
  • Pattern book
What you'll need
  • Scissors to cut thread
  • Eye glasses if needed
  • Bright place
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

This would also be a lovely gift for her or gift for mum.

Your teacher
Mari Yamada
Mari Yamada

4.9 (33)

I am from Tsugaru, Aomori, Japan - the place where Kogin was born. Naturally, I grew up with many of the traditional Aomori art and crafts and began learning Kogin when I was a child.

I have been building my skills and knowledge for more than 20 years and have helped introduce many sewers to these overseas traditions.

Despite all of the new styles of embroidery patterns today, the original Kogin techniques are still being created by needlework lovers in Japan. Its design and texture are well cared for, beautiful, cute, warm, stylish, and modern.

I would love to connect with you for fun and share my Kogin knowledge with all the needlework lovers out there!

Verified reviews

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Alison Paterson Feb 2021


Mari was lovely - she gave clear instructions and was helpful with everything.
I very much enjoyed the class.

Make Sashiko Reusable Kitchen Cloths review by Alison Paterson

Karen Scott Feb 2021


A very enjoyable workshop. Mari was great and very generous with her knowledge. This is the first online workshop I have done and it worked really well.

Jessamy Baker Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I had so much fun and despite my lack of experience Mari explained things in a way that helped me learn quickly. I highly recommend her class, it was rewarding and relaxing and she is a lovely teacher.

Romaine Moss Nov 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Thanks for a relaxing pace and great explanation I really enjoyed my experience and my tutor was friendly and explained things well

Ruth Fisher Nov 2020


Great class! Sessions with Mari were informative, flexible and productive. Love me little kitchen cloths and the stories behind sashiko and the different stitches.
It was nice to be able to do the classes from home in the age of COVID while minding a little bub at home.

Serena Gray Oct 2020


Materials were delivered very promptly in time for the class. Class was fun and relaxed. It was great to learn a new skill.

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Shu Pook Sep 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Interesting class and fairly straight forward. No prior sewing experience required! Excited to use my new product in the kitchen! :)

Sally Embury-Thomas Aug 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Really fun and informative class. I learned lots about this form of embroidery. Mari is really patient and delightful.

Make Sashiko Reusable Kitchen Cloths review by Sally Embury-Thomas

Bernadette Figgis Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I really enjoyed my first class with Mari learning how to make the Sashiko cloths. The craft box was excellent and her instructions easy to follow for a beginner. I’m looking forward to next week’s lesson.

Amara Steven Jun 2020


This is something my mum and I decided to do together as we live in different states and we had so much fun with Mari. My mum and I are both terrible at sewing but Mari went at our pace and made things very easy to understand. Looking forward to the next lesson.

Yoshiko Steven Jun 2020


Mari san is friendly and easy to talk during the lesson. She has a deep knowledge of Sashiko and was teaching us professionally. I look forward to the next lesson.

Suzy Wilson Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This is my second class with Mari and I would recommend her highly to anyone who would like to learn traditional forms of stitching. She is very patient with her students and willing to have a good laugh whilst you stitch.

Textiles workshop review by Suzy Wilson

Deb Dibley May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Lovely lesson, very peaceful exercise to do, relaxing & a great teacher. Highly recommended.Thanks Mari

Anna Costanzo May 2020


Mari is a patient and kind teacher. Very prepared and clear in her explanations and demonstrations. She is able to clarify any confusion about the actions/steps that you have to take to carry out the sewing. I wholeheartedly recommend taking her class.

Aimee Murphy May 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


This was really enjoyable. Fabulous teacher. Got to catch up with a good friend online while learning a new skill. Definitely recommend to one and all.

Sheila Quirk Apr 2020


I have just completed the Sashiko Reusable cloth class with Mari on Zoom.
We were taught the basics in a friendly environment with patience.
Mari made it easy to learn and was very helpful with plenty of tips.
I enjoyed doing the class with a friend, Christine. We were very pleased with experience and the work package that was sent.
I would recommend this course to others.

Christine Sheeley Apr 2020


Mari is a great teacher, and so engaging. Such a relaxed and comfortable class . She taught us as we went - so interactive - a delight. Looking forward to next week’s class already. Christine

Belinda Brooke Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Mari was lovely and explained everything clearly and was happy to go at my pace. I really enjoyed this class.
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