March 3, 2013

Patterns: Sashiko

Sashiko Style Embroidery by Home Baked Online

Although Sashiko is normally stitched in one colour, I love Home Baked Online's colourful interpretation. You can read more about Home Baked Online's inspiration here, which links to some free sashiko patterns. 

I also recommend checking out Aimee Ray's new book, Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond, which has a chapter on Sashiko and Shisha or Jane Brocket's The Gentle Art of Stitching, which also has a short chapter on the subject. Can you recommend any other good sources of Sashiko inspiration? We'd love to hear from you in the comments section below!


  1. I like seeing the knots on top of this piece as well as the color combination. "Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts" has an entry on Sashiko along with some great templates and instructions for a Sashiko pillowcase.

  2. Hej

    My best insperation is a book: Japanese Sashiko Inspirations by Susan Briscoe. Look also here:


  3. What a pretty piece! I'm nearly finished with my first Sashiko piece, I stitched it in bright rainbow colors, I can't wait to get it out of the hoop!

  4. Thanks for linking to my post :)

  5. Eu não conhecia este tipo de bordado! Muito interessante!

  6. this look is so lovely and simple. have to try it now. like, right now! :D Lovely work Hannah!