Sashiko Mending Class: Upcycle Stitches

Mend your own clothes and create a Sashiko design

Mari Yamada

Mari Yamada

5.0 (1)

3 hours 1 to 5

label $60 - $65 or 4 payments of $15 - $16.25 Afterpay
($65 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $60 for 2+ guests)

Do you have any unused fabric that's been abandoned for a long time? Do you have any old clothes that you could use to make something different? If so, UpCycle Sashiko Mending Class can help you!

Originally, Sashiko was a practical mending technique in Japan and it reinforced clothing to be warm, strong and last longer. Nowadays Sashiko is popular with existing sewing lovers as its design is unique, traditional and beautiful that will remind you of "Art of Japan".

In this class, you'll be introduced to basic stitching techniques, then create your own design - whether you want to upcycle, repair or customise your clothing to make them a bit more jazzy.

Here are some popular examples;
- Patching a Sashiko fabric on your damaged jeans' pocket or knee.
- Making a reusable cleaning wipe or hand towel with Sashiko stitches.
- Decorate your existing cushion cover by stitching Sahiko with your favourite fabrics.

Sashiko is one of the easiest and most fun needleworks that anyone can try. If you are interested in upcycling, this creative, eco-friendly and easy class is for you.

You might be impressed by Japanese organising guru, Marie Kondo. Her method asks you to use your intuition to tidy up your closet. But did you just throw out a lot of unnecessary clothes? They can still be useful for something else! Japanese people have "Mottainai" thinking which means "Too good to be wasted". They do not abandon unneeded items but regenerate them by using our human wisdom. This is the upcycle spirit of the Japanese.

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Knowledge Required
No knowledge is needed.
What you'll get
Sashiko kit, pattern book
What to bring
Please bring an idea of what you want to create (examples are in the description),
Any pieces of fabrics (10cm x 10cm or more), damaged old clothes.
Eye glasses if you need.
Suitable for

Suitable for kids from 12 years old and up. An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.


Sebel Hotel - 37 Victor Street, Chatswood NSW

Your teacher
Mari Yamada
Mari Yamada

5.0 (1)

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 and 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!

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