The Sashiko Store | Supplies for the Beautiful Sashiko

Thank you for visiting the Sashiko Store. Our goal is to introduce the beauty of Sashiko & its concept, “Caring and Appreciation”. We strive to provide the Best Quality Supplies and materials for your Sashiko or hand-crafting projects.

I would like to make ourselves more than just a store. Once you purchase in this Sashiko Store, you already contribute to our goals. I will support you as much as I can regarding Sashiko.

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【Latest Announcement】

  • The order placed between 6/26/2024 to 7/1/20254 will be processed starting from 7/2/2024 accordingly due to Atsushi’s Business Trip. I usually complete shipping within a day or so, but for this period, all of the orders will be held until 7/2. Thank you very much for your understanding.
  • April 11, 2023, [Square] announced that their Processing fees will no longer be refunded to our account when we issue full or partial refunds to your customers. Due to this change, we updated our refund policy as well.

【Update Regarding Shipping in 2024】

  • For International Orders: Depends on the shipping address, we may ask our partner (Sashi.Co & Futatsuya Keiko) to fulfill your order. This is for the speed & safety of fulfilling the packages. No extra charge will be occured when we decided to switch it. When you cannot find your tracking number on USPS, please try Japan Post here.
  • For Packaging, I am happy to change our packaging to “Plastic Free Packaging“. Please read the detail here, and let us know if you prefer that way.

2024 Online Sashiko Class | Core & Essence

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【Important Information】

Thank you for your interest in learning Sashiko with/from us via our Online Sashiko Class [Core & Essence]. In order to offer sufficient support, I set a maximum numbers of participants per week/month. If you see "Sold Out" on this page, it means that the Online Sashiko Class is unavailable for certain period (usually a few weeks to a month). In that case, please fill out the waiting list.

[Waiting List for Online Sashiko Class - [Core & Essence]

Thank you for your understaindg & continuous support.

Learn Sashiko Online - Whenever you can & Wherever you live.

Now, we offer "As you watch" Online Sashiko Class (Lectures are recorded and offered Online). Please read carefully below to learn what I offer. I am looking forward to sharing the Sashiko we have been practicing.

How we proceed Online Sashiko Class

1. Please expect a welcome email & a package of all the necessary materials for the online class from us. The contents of the Material Package are listed toward the end of this page.

2. Please find the links to the recorded videos for the workshop on the Email & the letter in the package.

The workshop videos consists of 3 parts on Vimeo.

  • Section.1 - Understanding Sashiko - Lecture of Sashiko history and background.
  • Section.2 - Unshin (運針)Lecture - How to use the thimble and the needle to make "rhythmical stitching" happen
  • Section.3 - Sashiko Stitching Basics - How to proceed & enjoy Sashiko stitching with Asano-ha pattern.

In order to fully understand & enjoy Sashiko, we strongly recommend watching all the videos in order of 1→2→3. The Section (2) is the most important section to learn [Core & Essence] in our Sashiko. Sashiko is not about making one good/perfect stitch. It is about moving the needle as you feel, then you will see many beautiful stitches just "happened". The videos are about 3 hours length in total. However, I strongly recommend re-watch the video as you practice stitching, especially Section (2). Please expect 3 hours to 15 hours of learning (stitching) to be comfortable with the lessons I would like to deliver.

This Online Sashiko Class DOES NOT include the section describing such contents below. Some of the information below are already on Youtube to review, and if you would like to have some comprehensive version, please check the Course on Domestika. In Domestika Course, I do not cover the [Core & Essence])

  • How to prepare the fabric (How to transfer & draw the pattern and such) : Available on our Youtube Channel.
  • How to finish the materials (only focusing on Sashiko part)
  • How to apply Sashiko to Visual & Invisible Mending.

*The reason I do not include the topics above in the [Core & Essence] is that I do not consider them as "Sashiko". It is another process to enjoy Sashiko - but not Sashiko itself.

Again, this workshop is a online version of 6 hours+ workshop I do in-person to share the Essence and Core of Japanese Sashiko we practice. You will learn how to use the thimble, the needle, and move them with rhythm as we do. I will, of course, answer any kinds of questions regarding Sashiko.

3. Join one of the "Online Live Session" to meet Atsushi, and make sure you learned the "core" of Sashiko stitching. We will check you hand-posture. It will be like a type of Virtual Live Class. Please read the procedure of "How to prepare to join the Live Session" (which you will receive after taking the Online Class) and make a reservation for the date and time you would like to participates. The session will be about 30 to 60 minutes, focusing on each participants.

The Live Session will complete the Online Sashiko Class. You will receive one privelege to join "Sashiko Monthly Gathering (Live-Style)" . Most of the general questions are answered by the Online Session, but I understand that the questions will be keep coming up even after that. I will be available over the email to answer your questions & Follow-Up Website.

*If it is extremely difficult to join the Online Live Session due to your busy schedule, I understand that. In that case, the participant can send me a video of him/her stitching as I introduced in the workshop. The person has a year to join the Online session or to send me a video for checking. I am afraid but the prerequisite will not be effective until Atsushi actually confirm the stitching the way the participant does.

Workshop Materials Contents

*The First-Class shipping is included. The shipping upgrade is available. For the international shipping (Outside of USA), please choose the option of 【Non-US Address】so that we do not have to go through sending separate invoice for the extra shipping fee.

What is included in the package:

  • Indigo Dyed Fabric | Cotton 100% / About 27" x 11" | Asanoha pattern pre-printed
  • Cotton Poplin Fabric (for back fabric usgae) / About 27" x 11"
  • Indigo Dyed Fabric, small swatches
  • White Sashiko Thread | 145 meter | Cotton 100% |
  • 3 Sashiko needles and 1 Sashiko thimble
  • Itomaki Bobbin Paper (For keeping Sashiko thread in a good shape) - Updated Version in 2021
  • 1 Chalk Pencil
  • 1 Surprise Item

*Starting 2024, I do not include the Fusible Interfacing I talk about in the Online Class Video to keep our Online Class fee. The fusible Interfacing doesn't have to be specific unlike other materials in the box. Depends on how you use the stitched fabric, you may not need the interfacing. Therefore, please get the Interfacing from your local store, or even Amazon, when you need one. Thank you for your understanding.

Important Note for Online Sashiko Class

Please take a moment to read the notes below. Your contribution to maintain the Online Sashiko Class is very much appreciated.

  • The videos for the Sashiko Online Class are available for a year starting from the day you sign up. Not available for Download (so please don't try). After the first year, I am planning to ask participants to pay a small fee, if they are still interested in watching. This fee will be used to keep us update the workshop videos & use the video-chat platform (as of now, we use "zoom').
  • Please respect the copyrights. Once you complete your registration, we will send you a password to access the video.s We will also add you the the specially designated mailing list for the Online Sashiko Class subscribers. I will change the password every month, so please make sure that you receive the email from us.
  • Once the Password is sent out via Email and/or in the package, NO cancellation & NO refund will be available. If you would like to cancel the class, please contact me before I offer the official email (which can be sent within a few hours to upto 48 hours). I will send it mannually.
  • It is my goal to share Sashiko to as many people as possible. I even feel that, If I get a patron who covers all of my expenses, I would like to offer the workshop free. Until that, you as the participant are the patron for our journey.
    • I am scared. : The last thing I would like to experience (unfortunatelly, which is happening right now) is that someone "who doesn't understand what we do" watching the tutorial-videos and get "what they want to learn" instead of "what I would like to share with." Unfortunately, we as human tend to listen to only the things we would like to listen, and see only the things we would like to see. It is the risk I was thinking over and over if I should offer the Online Sashiko Class like this. I do not want to spread only the "quick technique of Sashiko". What I would like to deliver is the whole experience of mindful, beautiful, and fulfilling Sashiko. Your support to maintain the Sashiko community without misunderstanding & misuse of what we are proud of would be very much appreciated.

Also, please read another article about the "Sashiko Online Workshop - Term and Condition" to fully understand what I would like to do. Thank you very much for your understanding.

[Last Edit: May 7th 2023]

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Shipping and Handling

*Please Read the full version of Term & Condition

Estimated Shipping Times:

  • Domestic: 2~5 business days via USPS
  • International: 3~25 business days via USPS or Japan Post

I’ll do my best to meet these shipping estimates but cannot guarantee the accuracy of timing. Most of the order will be shipped out within a few days unless there are no announce made. The actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose. Depending on the order contents and destination, the package may be shipped out from Japan (For tracking the international package tracking number starting with “RX” or “EN”, please check the Japan Post Tracking Tool).

Customs and Import Taxes:

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply, and all the process required. We are not responsible for delays due to customs. We cannot solve the case from a foreign country when the issue occurs. Of course, we will provide the documents required.

Possible Contraband Items:

Each Country has a list of Contraband goods. Before placing the order, please make sure that you check the list of goods that can be imported to your country. Once we receive the order, we will do our best to research. When we find out the order contains the contraband items, we will consult with you for what we can do. In a case of cancelling the order, please be advised that the retular cancel/refund policy will be applied (The refund will be total minus Processing Fee – The Payment Processing Fee will not be refuneded).

We will do our best in researching, but please be advised that we are not responsible on missing the information on Possible Contraband Items. In case of package returning to us due to the Contraband Items, we reserve the right to request for the additional shipping fee to complete the order.

Return Policy

We strive to deliver the best items for your Sashiko experience. Please contact us if we can help to improve your experience here.

We would accept exchanges:

  • Contact me within 5 days of delivery
  • Ship items back within 7 days of delivery
  • For cancellation of the order, I accept it before the order has shipped out unless specifically mentioned such as “one of the kind” item order.

We will not accept returns unless the item is defective:

  • We do not accept returns for the reason of Color Preference. I do my best to match the color of thread and the listed photo. However, each display screen may show different color than I expected. In addition, the color of Natural & Hand Dye items varies in each pod (batch). Thank you for your understanding.

*However, regardless of the policy above, please contact me if you encounter any problems. We will do our best to be reasonable to your request.

The following items cannot be returned or exchanged.

  • Custom or Personalized Orders
  • Digital Downloads
  • Items on Sale

Conditions of return:

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Workshop Refunds & Transfers

All deposits and balances for classes, workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, we understand that emergencies happen, so if you are unable to attend a workshop that you have paid-in-full, and you cancel with more than thirty (30) days notice before a scheduled workshop, you may request to credit or transfer the all of the total workshop fees to another class or workshop within 12 months of request. If you cancel within Thirty (30) days of a scheduled workshop, you will forfeit your entire tuition unless notified.

In the unfortunate events that Upcycle Stitches LLC must cancel the Workshop, classes, and event due to unforeseen circumstances, Upcycle Stitches LLC will refund the cost of registration for the workshop, class, and events. However, Upcycle Stitches LLC does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.

It isn’t our intention, and we try everything to avoid this, but please be advised that following: Upcycle Stitches LLC reserves the right to cancel any class, limit class size, change class times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule. If a class is canceled, students may choose to receive a full refund or may transfer – with no fee – to another class or workshop. If Upcycle Stitches LLC cancels for any reason, all payments can be refunded.


Travel Insurance

It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance, which can protect you by refunding monies paid if you need to cancel your trip due to an emergency. Travel insurance is very affordable and can protect you in other ways as well. Course Changes or Cancellations

Participation Waiver

Registrant acknowledges that registration and participation are voluntary and that by registering for this workshop/class that he/she is solely responsible for any loss, damage or injury, including death, that may be sustained on the premises or any location where any workshop/class is being conducted.

Privacy Policy

We will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information below.

  • To communicate with you about the order
  • To fulfill your order
  • For legal reasons (such as paying Taxes) if necessary.

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