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.

Furoshiki DIY Set with Thread

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I always say it is important to learn how to prepare the fabric.

Yes, it is important to learn. However, it doesn't mean that I enjoy it all the time. It is quite difficult to prepare the pattern on good thick fabric in a larger cut. It is very time-consuming, and from time to time, I get discourage to work on a big piece because what I wan to do is Sashiko, not pattern drawing on the fabric.

I am not the one in this situation.

It is important to learn. I want everyone to know how to prepare the fabric. However, it doesn't hurt to have the "ready-to-stitch" Sashiko fabric for our pleasure. So, I made it for myself as a popular Japanese wrapping cloth (Furoshiki - 風呂敷). Since it is well produced, I am offering it to the world.

The Furoshiki is made with our most popular Indigo Cotton Fabric (Cotton 100% - best suitable for Sashiko) with interesting pattern pre-printed with washable ink. I made it as a "Do-it-Yourself" Kit.

Regular Set Contents

  • Ready to stitch/use as a *Mihaba Furoshiki. Indigo Cotton Fabrick with the pattern pre-printed. Size About 42" x 42".
  • 2 skeins of Sashiko thread white thread (either #10, #12 or #T0). You may request to change the color from regular 15 colors. If you wish to replace it, please inform me via email or comment when you check out. Without specific request, we will send you white thread.
  • 1 set of a thimble & 3 Sashiko needles come with the set.
  • 1 set of DIY materials for the bag handle. I will make a video of how to make an instant bag out of Furoshiki fabric.

*Due to the lighting & combination with Indigo Dye fabric & thread, the photos of Sashiko sample has much lighter blue color. They are the same fabric. It is just how fabric looks different after stitching & based on the lighting. The fabric itself is dark Indigo color.

*Please be advised that this Furoshiki requires 1.3 ~ 2 skeins of thread to complete. You may choose 2 colors for 2 skeins in the Set, but there is a possibility of using 2 colors on the Furoshiki. If you are okay with make Furoshiki non-mono-color, I am happy to follow your preference. If you want to make it mono-color Furoshiki, please choose 2 skeins of same color thread.

*You may upgrade 2 skeins of Sashiko Thread (regular dye) to "any" 2 skeins of natural Dye thread with special value of $20.00. (Some of the threads has only 1 skeins left. Please contact me for the color preference).

*If you are a previous customer & do not need skeins of threads and/or a set of needles/thimble, please contact me. I will either offer you a store credit of your previous purchase or issue a coupon to deduct the appropriate amount from the Set.

*The fabric is Indigo Dye, but NOT Hon/Sei Aizome (Not 100% Natural Indigo dye based on the Japanese tradition).

[Ready To Stitch]

This fabric is ready to stitch following the pattern preprinted with the Unshin (Needle Movement). There are no stitches sized dot printed. You will enjoy the Sashiko stitching with your own rhythm & comfortable stitches size. I strongly recommend taking the Online Sashiko Class / In-person Workshop first with Upcycle Stitches to fully enjoy this big luxery Sashiko piece.

[Ready to Use]

Our Sashiko teaches us to make both side (front and Back) beautiful with using the technique called "Kasane". With following the technique, this Furoshiki will be ready in your days right after Mizutoushi process. 4 sides of the fabrics are trimmed (tailored) with a sewing machine. The center of the fabric is nicely patchworked and clearned with lock sewing machine. Then in order to adjust the pattern, 2 fabrics are secured with sewing machine so you can stitch over the seams as well.

[Available Modification to the Set]

Based on your preference, we can modify the Set contents.

  • If you prefer to not to have the threads, needles, and thimble, please contact me with the reciept of your purchase. If the order is made in UpcycleStitches/Etsy site, your email address is just fine to confirm. If you purchase it from Amazon, please let me know your order # so I can confirm it. I sincerely would like everyone to use our thread, needle and thimble at least once to fully enjoy Sashiko. If you have it already, I am happy to adjust the price. If you do not have them, please try them with this great DIY Set.
  • The fabric without "finishing (patchworking & tailoring)" is also available upon the request (Size of About 105 cm x 52cm). Since we prepare the fabric as a set of 2, the 1 sheet of fabric become relateively more expensive. The printing require some excessive fabric to line-up the pattern, the raw fabric with pattern on have different size for the seams.
  • The Furoshiki with Sashiko stitches performed (ready to use with Sashiko Stitching done by our artisans) is available as well. Please contact us for the pricing & lead time (Please expect a few month & the price range is about $500).
  • This product is not ready as a Set in the US yet. We are working on preparing as the set in Japan. Therefore, the price may go up without any notification when everything is ready in the US.
  • The size is called "Mihaba-Furoshiki (三巾風呂敷)". I will work on an article explaining about what is Mihaba Furoshiki is.
  • In order to print the pattern efficiently and nicely, the center may be patched either horizontally or virtically. On the photos collection, You can see 2 kinds of direction. When we look the fabric from the front side, the pattern will be the exactly the same. When we look at the backside of the fabric, when we line the center to either virtically or horizontally, then the pattern may be mirror (If you have specific preference, please contact me first. Otherwise, I will send you the one randomly. It is the same pattern from the front. When we consider how the 2 fabrics are patched, the pattern may look like mirrored based on how we look at it. I hope it makes sense.

Support Sashiko Artisans

It is my final dream to make Sashiko sustainable again. In order to make it happen, I would like to support as many Sashiko artisans as possible. Also, I would like to support some of my Sashiko students who are very good at Sashiko (rising Sashiko Artisans). If you are interested in the Sashiko Furoshiki, and want to have the Sashiko-finished item, please let us work for you.

It may take several months to complete.

With your preferable thread, we will ask either our Sashiko aritsan or student to work on the Furoshiki for the commission. I sincerely appreciate your support to Sashiko culture (The commission price is hugely discounted for make this happen).

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We strive to provide the all of the essential items you would need to enjoy Sashiko including supplies, tools, and materials.

Please read the articles why you would like to choose the supplies from us.

If you find that we don’t carry something you want, please contact us. From time to time, the item is invisible because of limited stock in our storage. I can let you know the re-stocking time and more information.

Also, please ask if you have an item you would like to get. We can try to find it from Japan.

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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.

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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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