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 10/5/2023 to 10/9/2023 will be processed starting from 10/10/2023 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 10/10. Thank you very much for your understanding.
  • As of 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 2023】

  • 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.

Best Cotton Fabric for Sashiko // Indigo Dye

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I say any kind of fabric can be used for Sashiko. However, it doesn't mean "whatever is good". We do have very specific preference. The tightness, weight, thread, all of the consists of fabric affect the experience of Sashiko stitching. This is the best cotton fabric for Sashiko that we use for our daily crafting & stitching.

【Story of this Cotton Fabric】

We used to carry one specific Indigo Dye Sashiko Fabric (cotton 100%) that we used for pretty much all of the projects. The supply package for the workshop included the Indigo Dye Sashiko Fabric. In the winter of 2020, we received very unfortunate news that the fabric we completely depended on would not be manufactured any longer - another sad and unfortunate outcome of today's society.

Keiko and I spend good half-year to find the replacement. It has to bring a stitcher the "comfortableness" so that we can focus on running stitch (Unshin - 運針). Thanks to many support from our friends & artisans in Japan, we found a manufacture who can take over the production, and we have been testing to stitch on it. Now, we are ready to say "It is t he best fabric for Sashiko".

*In comparison to the previous fabric, this new fabric (SCR_100) is a bit "tighter". In general, the quality of fabric can be considered better when it is tightly and nicely woven. We feel it is a bit "better quality" as well in comparison to the previous fabric. However, as I mentioned above, we believe this fabric will bring the very similar experience.

If you are interested in the product description of previous fabric, please check this PDF.

【Product Option As of 2022】

  • Our BEST Cotton Fabric for Sashiko (SCR_100): Pricing by 24 inch / 61 cm or 1 yard. If you purchase 1 unit, I will send you a sheet of fabric of about 24" x 44.1 inch or 1 yard x the width.
  • The width of fabric is about 44 inch.
  • I prepared Cut fabrics for both sizes of 12" x 11" and 25" x 11" for more reasonable pricing & sampling. Sizes are best estimate since they are hand-cut.
  • The Previous Cotton Fabric Trial: We once custom-made the similar fabric to match the previous Fabric. However, it is too costly to carry it as regular items & the dye is not as stable as the previous one. It also has some shinny look. Pricing by 24 inch / 61 cm. If you purchase 1 unit, I will send you a sheet of fabric of about 24"+ x 44.1 inch - very limited amount is available. (For this fabric, we would recommend washing it before stitching if possible, since the color may/will come out more in comparison to the other fabrics).

*The previous fabric is now all gone from our shelves. Thank you for your support. If you would need the exact same fabric, please contact Atsushi so that we can check it in Japan. We cannot promise anything, but we will do our best to find the left-over.

[Product Information]

  • Cotton 100%
  • The width of fabric is About 112cm (about 44.1 inch).
  • Woven, Dyed and Made in Japan
  • Indigo Dyed

*1 - In order to enjoy the rhythm and wisdom of Sashiko, we strongly recommend in using the thread specifically designed for Sashiko.

*2 - This fabric is NOT Hon-Aizome (本藍染)as the authentic Japanese Natural Indigo Dye. If you would like to purchase one, please contact me. I can arrange the order. It is expensive for us to carry as the inventory.

【Other Notes for this Sashiko Fabric】

What is Good Fabric for Sashiko Stitching?

It is going to be very long discussion to define what is "good fabric" for the Sashiko Stitching. I have been talkinga about it on SNS and Youtube. As a quick summary, here is a check list for choosing good fabric for Sashiko

  • Good thickness to practice on how to use a needle and a thimble in appropriate way.
  • Good weight and softness to enjoy the rhythm
  • The color that satisfy your project.

You should choose the fabric based on your project goal. Unlike the Sashiko thread (*1), we can use any kind of fabric based for Sashiko stitching. Here, on this website, we introduce one of the most common (yet very good quality) fabric. A combination of Indigo Dyed fabric and white thread is the traditional Sashiko stitching.

*1 Sashiko Thread Matter: (Youtube Video).

*What is Suitable Fabric for Sashiko? :

The fabrics we offer here have a good thickness and softness for Sashiko stitching. We use this fabric to many our projects as well as for the workshops Atsushi provides. If you are a graduate of Sashiko Workshop / Online Sashiko Class, this is the fabric you used on learning Sashiko.

  • If you take Atsushi's Class in 2021, the fabric you used is the previous one (Sashi.Co Reg - out of Stock & discontinued)
  • If you take Atsushi's Class after 2022, the faric may be this one (SCR_100). This fabric is as good as (very similar) as the previous Sashi.Co Reg. One.
Usually, there is no need to wash the fabric for the aligning purpose before you start stitching. However, if you are planning to stitch the very edge (like less than 1-inch from the edge) for Sashiko purpose, you may be careful to check the aligance. (There is no need to wash it for the tailering purpose).
The color of Indigo may/will come out a bit for the first few washing. Please hand-wash gently for the firest few times without other fabrics to avoid the color contamination. After you confirm no color comes out, you may wash with other cloths as well (I use washing machine after several washing). As long as the thread we offer is used, the indigo color from the fabric will not change the white color on the thread drastically in regular washing.

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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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Shop Policies | The Sashiko Store

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.

Buyers are responsible for checking if their country can import the specific items they are about to purchase. We are not responsible for delays or even rejection by customs when the items are not importable.

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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