This year I am planning to take our sewing and stitching adventures further. I am searching out more small independant producers for new products to that end.

I always like to have your ideas & comments, and absolutely I want to know if there are ever problems with my website or products, or your orders. This is still a an independant owned business (with occassional help) which means I can't keep up with all the places you can send my me messages, texts or calls, so lets keep it simple and just use email. Thanks for understanding :-)


Learn how to Sashiko stitch

Learn Sashiko

These 4 free Sashiko Tutorials were written for beginners but are organized so you can quickly find areas you may want to review. I hope you will enjoy sashiko stitching as much as I do!

How to sashiko stitch

Sashiko Blog Posts

Hand sewn shirt

How to hand stitch a seam that won't gap, split or rip out

No sewing machine?

You can still sew your own clothing.

Here is how to make a hand sewn seam that won't gap, split or rip out.

   hand sewing a seam

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Hitome-sashi Sashiko Kit, Honeycomb

How to stitch Honeycomb Hitome-sashi Olympus Sampler

How to stitch the Honeycomb Hitome-sashi cloth

 Another of the beautiful sashiko kit with multiple hitome-sashi designs, This one is called Honeycomb. Like the others, the instructions that come with it are in Japanese and although the diagrams are very good, I've been trying stitch them while writing english directions with photographs to make things easier. 

sashiko Honeycomb cloth

Honeycomb is the second of these designs. The first was Snow Crystals and can also be found in these blogs.



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Hitome-zashi sashiko cloth "Snow Crystals"

How to stitch "Snow Crystals" Olympus Hitome-zashi Sashiko Design Kit

Snow Crystals.

This is how to stitch the Olympus Hitome-zashi Sashiko kit Snow Crystals.

 Olympus Hitome-zashi Sashiko kit called Snow Crystals.

 I've written it to supplement the Japanese language instructions and stitching diagrams that come with the pre-printed fabric. 

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