Make Sashiko Reusable Kitchen Cloths

With DIY craft box delivered to you

No more paper towels! Save the earth and money!

2 x 45 mins Class size 1 to 5 label $70 or 4 payments of $17.50 Afterpay

This is a ClassBento LiveBox class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or just enjoy with some like-minded others. As seen on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, 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 box 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. You'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. On the day of the class, use that link to join the class. Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device - smartphone, tablet or laptop. 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 percent 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!

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 yogurt or vegetables
- cover dishes when microwaving
- dry water out of fresh food or clean dishes
- oxygen-based bleach
- wash machining
- use as cleaning cloth

For all the people, I hope this opportunity would be a relaxed and enjoyable time with a hint of discovery and creativity. Maximise your happy moments in this tough time :)

Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners. School children are welcome too!
What you'll get in your craft box
- White sarashi fabrics (size; S-35 X 30cm, L-35X 50cm)
- Needles
- Sashiko thread
- Threader
- Pattern book (will be sent as PDF file one day before the class)
What you'll need
- Scissors to cut thread
Session repeats

This class series runs over 2 consecutive weeks, at the same time each week.

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.

Your teacher
Mari Yamada
Mari Yamada

4.9 (13)

I am from Tsugaru, Aomori, Japan, exactly where Kogin was born and I started learing Kogin when I was a child. So I grew up with many of the traditional art & crafts and those techniques in Aomori naturally. I have been building my skills and knowledge for more than 20 years and have helped sewers, to introduce the traditions overseas and want to connect with you for fun.

Nowadays there are so many new styles of embroidery patterns but used 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…You will find your favourite one from same samples.
I would love to share my Kogin knowledge with all the needlework lovers!

Verified reviews

Deb Dibley • May 2020

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

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

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