10 Weekend Sashiko Projects

Sashiko Mug Rugs

10 Weekend Sashiko Projects

In a fast-paced, plugged-in world, it’s so easy to lose track of how the things we use everyday came to be. Even though today’s versions are largely machine made, human hands crafted the original objects. Sashiko stitching is not only beautiful and steeped in tradition, its practice is meditative, so it’s almost a form of self-care. If you are new to the craft, Our Step-by-Step Guide to Sashiko Stitching will help you get started for these weekend sashiko projects.

Requiring few materials, Sashiko projects can go anywhere and have saved the sanity of many a soccer mom, public transportation commuter and world traveler. And it’s nice to have a project at home that you can pick up and put away at a moment’s notice. Catch your meditative moments when you can!

While you can create large decorative pieces with Sashiko, settling in with projects that reflect Sashiko’s roots in creating and repairing decorative objects seems natural. And with our hectic schedules, the weekend is a good time to unwind, reflect and recharge with projects that you can not only start, but finish in a few hours! Here are some of our favorite weekend-friendly Sashiko projects.

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Sashiko Sampler Potholders

Sashiko Sampler Potholders
Sashiko Sampler Potholders by Design Sponge

Potholders like these from The Design Sponge are the perfect size to play with different stitch patterns, then mix up fun color combinations.


Sashiko Coasters

Sashiko Coasters
Sashiko Coasters by Stitched in Color

These sweet Sashiko coasters from Stitched in Color have narrow fabric strip frames that give them a crisp finish.


Sashiko Mug Rugs and Table Linens

Sashiko Mug Rugs
Sashiko Mug Rugs by Sake Puppets

Pick up helpful tips to improve your Sashiko stitching while making mug rugs and table linens. The projects from Sake Puppets are easy – just finish with a plain backing.


Sashiko Placemats

Sashiko Placemats
Sashiko Placemats by Little Dear Tracks

The Sashiko Placemats from Little Dear Tracks will reflect a bit of you when you set your table. Make a matching set, or vary the designs with a sampler of stitches.


Sashiko Denim Tote Bag

Sashiko Denim Tote Bag
Sashiko Denim Tote Bag by Vicky Myers Creations

If you like a more rustic boro look to your Sashiko stitching, Vicky Myers Creations shows you how to make a Sashiko Denim Tote Bag that beautifully repurposes fabric.


Sashiko Stitched Needlebook

Sashiko Stitched Needlebook
Sashiko Stitched Needlebook by Stitch Hour Studio

A sweet gift for a fellow stitch traveler or a treat for yourself, a Sashiko Stitched Needlebook from Stitch Hours Studio keeps needles organized. They are ready to drop into your project bag when you’re on the go.


Japanese Boro Bag

Japanese Boro Bag
Japanese Boro Bag from the Victoria and Albert Museum

When you combine scraps and pieces of recycled textiles with Sashiko stitches, you can create a Japanese Boro Bag. Susan Briscoe designed this one and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London shared it.


Sashiko-Embellished Ready-to-Wear

Sashiko Embellished Dress
Sashiko Embellished Dress by Gathered

Perk up a tired garment! A Sashiko-Embellished Ready-to-Wear project like this one from Gathered lets you take a much-loved dress or other piece of clothing, then extend its life with stitch. That’s what Sashiko is all about!


Weekend Sashiko Bookmark

Sashiko Bookmark
Sashiko Bookmark from Martha Stewart

Settling in with a good book is another tried-and-true way to relax. So make a Sashiko Bookmark from Martha Stewart to keep your place. A printable template makes this a super-easy project.


Sashiko Inspired Embroidered Pillow

Sashiko Inspired Pillow
Sashiko Inspired Embroidered Pillow by A Beautiful Mess

Using extra fabric from a jeans redesign, A Beautiful Mess created a Sashiko Inspired Embroidered Pillow. It will keep her comfy for the rest of her slow-stitch weekend.


Looking for more information for weekend sashiko? Browse through more Sashiko projects and inspiration on Create Whimsy


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