Sashiko Mending Kit - a DIY guide to decorative, functional patching by hand
$20.00 - $28.00 From $20.00 $20.00
This kit is an introduction to sashiko mending, which is a Japanese technique of functional embroidery originally developed to patch and insulate clothing. I packed this kit with my favorite high quality tools and fabrics that I’ve tested and use in my sashiko projects. The kit also comes with a full color 14 page booklet with easy to follow instruction, tips, and patterns. All you’ll need to start is a pair of scissors.
Each kit is unique and includes an assortment canvas, linen, denim, and cotton fabrics in a range of weights. You will have plenty of material to practice the techniques, experiment with different patterns, and to make several patches.
Even if you don’t have anything to patch you can use these techniques to make decorative embellishment on your clothing or just for fun projects, like coasters or a sampler.
+ 6” grid ruler
+ cotton sashiko thread
+ set of Olympus sashiko needles
+ Clover water soluble pencil
+ assortment of fabric scraps
+ easy to follow instructions*
+ step -by-step photographs
Thimble Add-on, + $8 (see last photo)
This notion is optional, but very useful if you plan on stitching heavy weight fabrics. Real talk- I avoid using thimbles when I can, but when stitching many thick layers of fabric, like denim, sometimes a thimble is just necessary. After trying lots of options this rubber Clover thimble is the winner. It is breathable, grips the needle nicely, and the flat metal top aids in pushing the needle through your fabric smoothly. Size Medium. Fits small to medium comfortably. If you would like a size large please let me know.
NEED HELP? FINISHED A PROJECT?
As with any of my kits I’m more than happy to help if you have any questions or want to share your progress and finished work. It makes my day! Share with me on insta @miniaturerhino or send me a convo or email- miniaturerhino (at) gmail (dot) com
* I caught a few typos in the booklet (insert embarrassed face emoji here). I apologize and will make sure to correct those errors in the next batch of kits.