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Slow the hectic pace and learn sashiko, an ancient Japanese hand stitching technique. Carol R. Ziogas expertly explains how to choose fabrics, transfer designs, and use traditional tools and threads to apply beautiful accents to quilts, home décor, and fiber art pieces. Use the designs provided to make a wallhanging and learn straight, persimmon blossom, and hemp leaf stitches. An adorable bunny makes its appearance as a family crest and you’ll also learn how to do freehand sashiko and variations. Carol shows how to use sashiko to mend and embellish clothing, much like the ancient Japanese farmers who developed this method to patch their own clothes in order to keep warm. Merge tranquility and beauty as you learn this time-honored technique.

Course Curriculum

Sashiko Basics by Carol Ziogas - 2hr 37min
Lesson 1. Introduction 0 Hours 4 Minutes00:04
Lesson 2. Choosing Fabrics & Design Transfer 0 Hours 18 Minutes00:18
Lesson 3. Needles, Thread & Thimbles 0 Hours 30 Minutes00:30
Lesson 4. Straight Stitch & Family Crest 0 Hours 27 Minutes00:27
Lesson 5. Persimmon Blossom & Asanoha Stitch 0 Hours 34 Minutes00:34
Lesson 6. Freehand Sashiko & Finishing 0 Hours 18 Minutes00:18
Lesson 7. Repairs & Embellishment 0 Hours 26 Minutes00:26



  • Blocks: (1) fat quarter focus print
  • 1. fat quarter solid
  • 2. fat quarter background print
  • Sashing and borders: ½ yd. red
  • Top and bottom borders and tabs: ¼ yd. woven stripe
  • Backing: 1 yd.


  • Sashiko thread

Pins & Needles:

  • Sashiko needles

Quilting Supplies:

  • Cutting mat, 18" x 24"
  • Rotary cutter
  • Ruler, 6" x 24"

Other Supplies:

  • Graph paper
  • Marking tool to transfer onto fabric such as chalk paper, ceramic pencil, or washable pen
  • Iron
  • Ironing Surface


  • Sashiko thimble
  • Electric Quilt® 8 quilt design software (EQ8)
  1. What types of fabric are you using? Where can I get these?
    The textured cottons are called "dobby" cotton and they are from Japan. I offer these and other fabrics, notions, thread, and needles used in the project through my shop, Kimonomomo, on Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/shop/kimonomomo

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  1. Yvonne Ramsey


    This is a wonderful, relaxing and calm class and I really enjoyed it. I learned so much that I never knew about this vintage traditional craft, it was a fantastic class to watch and I am bursting with ideas, I can't wait to get started.
    Carol is a (Master and the Queen of Sashiko).
    Thank you for a marvelous class, which I will be watching over and over again.
  2. Susannah Pangelinan


    Fantastic class! I am very excited to put these methods to work on a purse.

    Thank you,
    Susannah Pangelinan



    Great introduction to sashiko stitching, both the basic techniques - plus a project. Carol demonstrates clearly and encourages students to discover the technique that works best for them. I especially enjoyed her discussion about choosing fabrics for the project: accent / tonal and solids. My take-away is to try stitching a sashiko pattern (like the persimmon blossom design) over printed fabric

    (rather than just stitching on a solid color fabric).
  4. Mindy Burch


    Got my interest!

    I really enjoyed Carol's laid back teaching style. She made it very easy to follow along and understand the art of Sashiko she teaches in this class. She includes a little background behind the art of Sashiko itself and what about it intrigued her. The possibilities of Sashiko are so vast in projects they are nearly endless. I look forward to trying Sashiko as a form of embellishment and stylish c

    lothing repair.

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