About Ready to Stitch Pre Printed Sashiko Designs

By Susan Fletcher
About Ready to Stitch Pre Printed Sashiko Designs

Pre printed sashiko fabric refers to fabrics that have been printed with wash away sashiko designs so that you can skip the transfer part, and go straight to sashiko stitching. We have a good collection of ready to stitch pre prints in our Sashiko Kits & Pre Printed Designs section.

Some preprinted designs come as yardage like these:

 ready to stitch sashiko design pre printed on fabric

I will show you ways to get multiple designs from this flax leaf sashiko design and the linked circle design in the following weeks.

sashiko design pre printed on fabric

sashiko design pre printed on fabric, ready to stitch


Olympus makes a collection of kits already sewn together as well as pre printed with the sashiko stitching design.  These are good value, and wonderful for travel projects since once you have finished the stitching, the project is complete. They come with needles, thimble and sashiko thread.

 This is one of Olympus' cushion covers. There are several cushions, tote bags and small pouches in this series.

 Olympus sashiko design pre printed kit

    And a few designers make quilt blocks with pre printed designs, like these by Sylvia Pippen, who is well known to sashiko stitchers for her combination applique and sashiko designs.

Look for her Sea Life, Tropical Vegetation and Chinese Birds series as well as some individual wall hangings. 

Sylvia Pippen Sashiko Bamboo kit

There is one more group of pre printed sashiko worth mentioning. These are also from Olympus.  They call them sashiko samplers. They are 12" x 12" designs printed on 13" x 16" fabric (which gives you enough fabric for backing a small cushion or making a small tote. Along with traditional sashiko designs, they make some charming motifs designs, and a few simpler designs with longer stitches for children.

pre printed sashiko sayagata design

pre printed sashiko rabbit design

Happy Stitching