One of the most important preparations for Sashiko stitching is transferring Sashiko pattern onto the fabric. I wrote the article about it and made a tutorial video on youtube. However, it is a bit troublesome to get every materials and supply ready since some of them are imported from Japan. I made a kit (Sashiko Pattern Transfer Practice Kit) for those who would like to try and practice how the Sashiko pattern transferring process would work.
I believe this tutorial explains the steps well. Here is a list of what you need to prepare and what you can expect in the practice kit package. Every supply and materials in the video will be available online soon (some are already available).
- Indigo Fabric / We have some in stock. Please contact me for the detail.
- Carbon / Transfer Paper
- Mylar Paper
- Sashiko Patterns
What you need to start transferring the Sashiko pattern
Before purchasing the kit, please make sure you have basic tools below.
- Red Ballpoint pen
- Safety pins / Dressmaker Pins
- Working mat (optional / to avoid the damage to the table)
Sashiko Pattern Transfer Practice Kit
In the Practice Kit, you can expect to get
- Fine quality Indigo Dyed Fabric / one of the best reasonable priced fabrics for Sashiko practice.
- Half-sized (about 1/2 of letter size) transferring carbon paper
- Half-sized (about letter size) Mylar Paper
- Half-sized (about 1/2 of letter size) pattern paper with 4 Japanese traditional patterns.
The kit is available on Amazon, too.
Upcycle Stitches LLC has the Amazon Store Front. You can get the kit from there with Prime benefit.
It will expand the possibilities. Sashiko on anything.
There are some Sashiko Kit with a pattern pre-printed on. Sometimes, the pattern has the stitches on it. It looks very thoughtful. I am thinking to make one of these “pre-printed pattern” Sashiko kits.
However, before I release the kit, I wanted to share this kit to share the idea of how to transfer the pattern onto the fabric. It is very important to learn how to follow the steps in order to enjoy Sashiko continuously. By learning this steps, you will be able to work on any fabrics with whatever pattern you would like to try Sashiko with.
I hope this kit will satisfy your first step needs and will expand the possibilities of Sashiko.
With materials I introduced, you can make anything Sashiko!