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Introduction to Japanese Sashiko Stitching

A course by Atsushi Futatsuya , Sashiko Garment Maker

Sashiko Garment Maker. Lewisburg, United States.
Joined June 2022

Discover the traditional Japanese embroidery technique to stitch, patch, and mend existing garments, and embrace sustainable practices.

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  • 21307 students
  • Audio: English, English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Discover the traditional Japanese embroidery technique to stitch, patch, and mend existing garments, and embrace sustainable practices.

A course by Atsushi Futatsuya

Sashiko Stitchery had its roots in 17th-century Japan, when working-class people lived under harsh conditions with limited resources. Cotton was difficult to come by, so they stitched on it first to make the fabric more durable. When it tore, they would embroider over it with recycled material to give it new life. Born centuries ago out of necessity, Sashiko is now a popular fashion trend. But for the sashiko garment maker Atsushi Fatatsuya, it is much more than that. It’s an expression of his rich Japanese cultural history. From a family of Sashiko practitioners, he considers this practice as part of his fate.

After having commissioned garments for clothing stores and private clients, Atsushi teaches you Sashiko beyond the fashion trend. In this online course, take a deep dive into the history of those stitches, discover their deep cultural significance, and learn how to apply them to your favorite pieces.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 21 downloads

  • 99% positive reviews (498)
  • 21307 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 15m)
  • 21 additional resources (10 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Enrich one of your own garments by applying Sashiko stitching.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in Sashiko stitching, at any level.

Requirements and materials

Atsushi recommends purchasing the Special Supply Package, but it’s not required. You will need thread, a Sashiko needle and thimble, and existing fabric.


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Atsushi Futatsuya

A course by Atsushi Futatsuya

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Sashiko Garment Maker

Atsushi Futatsuya is a Sashiko Garment Maker from Japan. While he has been commissioned to make garments for clothing stores and private clients in his career, Atsushi does not consider himself an artist. To him, Sashiko is an ordinary cultural practice that has had its place in Japan for hundreds of years. It has been an act of necessity rather than a form of art or creativity. Having been born into a family that crafted Sashiko for a living, Atsushi considers this technique his fate. After years of drifting away from Sashiko, he eventually returned to it and is determined to preserve it as a cultural tradition and an act of the ordinary.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Before Stitching, Preparing Is Important

    • What Is Sashiko after All?
    • Materials and Tools
    • Preparing Fabric with Geometric Patterns 1
    • Preparing Fabric with Geometric Patterns 2
    • Preparing the Needle and Thread for Stitching
  • U3

    Sashiko Stitch to "Add" Story

    • Let’s Start Stitching
    • What is the "Right Size" for Stitches in Sashiko?
    • Making a Knot, or No Knot
    • Unshin, the Core Essence of Sashiko as a Practice
    • Stitching: Completing the Pattern
    • Sashiko Samples
  • U4

    Applying Sashiko to Your Ordinary

    • Mending with Sashiko
    • How to Apply Sashiko Using Technique and Mindset
    • "Cultural Sustainability"
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Japanese Sashiko Stitching

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Introduction to Japanese Sashiko Stitching. Craft course by Atsushi Futatsuya Best seller

Introduction to Japanese Sashiko Stitching

A course by Atsushi Futatsuya
Sashiko Garment Maker. Lewisburg, United States.
Joined June 2022
  • 99% positive reviews (498)
  • 21307 students