Sashiko Coasters
by Nora Follow

I've been in love with Sashiko, the Japanese embroidery technique for a while. While traveling in Japan this Spring I went to Tokyo Hands, this fantastic department store in the Shibuya neighborhood in Tokyo, which has a lot of nice craft supplies. I bought a Sashiko kit for coasters. I couldn't read any of the instructions, but the technical drawings were so clear that I was able to do the stitches in the right order. It's a very fun process, you follow a path and don't need to cut the thread. I added chambray as the back. 


  • To sew the back I found this tutorial helpful.

    5 years ago

Discussion 3

  • Sky Turtle commented 5 years ago

    I've been thinking about sashiko for a while. This is a great idea!

  • Anne Mende / Pumora commented 5 years ago

    They turned out beautifully!

    Nora replied 5 years ago

    Thanks so much! I'm using them everyday and I love it :)


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