(This is a revised article about Sashiko Mending from the website of Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya.)
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Surprisingly nice warm day in February of Pensylvania. I decided to do a small Sashiko mending project in a warm sunlight. What do you do when you find a hole in your jeans? I repair it with Sashiko stitching. Sashiko Mending Project, here it goes!
Sashiko Mending Process with pictures
Match the Sashiko fabric to jeans. Ah… it is so bright and warm outside. I have been waiting for this warm day over severe winter in Central PA.
The Sashiko fabric in the photo is the leftover (the edge after trimming) from different Sashiko project by “Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya.” Preparing and making the Sashiko fabric is the most enjoyable part of Sashiko… and picking the best matching fabric is the most exciting time. I choose this Japanese vintage fabric, layered with red vintage one.
Preparing and making the Sashiko fabric is the most enjoyable part of Sashiko… and picking the best matching fabric is the most exciting time. I choose this Japanese vintage fabric, layered with red vintage one.
The fabric has 2 layers. It looked a bit frayed on the edge.
Therefore, I used a sewing machine to trim the edge for easier repair.
Next… Prepare the needle and thread.
Use any thread to do Basting. It will be removed after performing actual Sashiko.
No need to do it if the project is simple. I still need to do basting to get the better result… more practice.
I used blind stitching technique here to attach the fabric to the jeans.
Yes, I am patching the fabric from the back so the jeans will have the main fabric from the hole. I also used the Natural Indigo Dyed Sashiko thread here. The better Sashiko thread I use, the better result I get. Don’t forget to use our Sashiko thread for the best purpose.
Sashiko Mended / Repaired Jeans is cool, I believe.
Done! I am pretty satisfied the result. It will get better by using this pair of jeans since the damage will make it more natural.
It took about 1 ~ 2 hours to complete the mending and repairing process, including the matching the fabric time and excluding the Sashiko fabric preparation. Again, It doesn’t include the time of preparing Sashiko fabric.
Upcycle it to get another value.
Sashiko is a process of repairing / reinforcing the fabric to repurpose. Upcycing the fabric is our daily mission.
I hope this small project will share some insight of the beauty of Sashiko and mending.