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.

The Sashiko Store where you can ask for support regarding Sashiko


Atsushi will be teaching Sashiko workshop between 5/12 to 5/14 in Stuart, FL. Since Upcycle Stitches is a simple member business, all the orders made between 5/9 to 5/16 will be processed after Atsushi comes back to PA accordingly. Please place the order if you would like to receive before 5/8. Thank you very much for your understanding.

【Update Regarding Covid-19】

  • For International Orders: We continue accepting an international order with following the necessary procedure & USPS policy. Please check if your country is NOT in the list of “Temporary Suspension from USPS delivery“.
  • Shipping Fee to the international orders: Some items may show the “Shipping Free” option. However, this offer is only for the “US Domestic Shipping Address”. Atsushi will contact you after you complete the order. If the order total include the International Shipping, then the order is completed. No further action is required.
  • We continue offering the fast & caring packaging services. In most cases, the package will be shipped the next business day of your order. However, depends on my family situation, the package may be delayed by a few days. If you have not received the “Shipping Completion” email with tracking within 3 business days or so, PLEASE CHECK the email from “sashikoatsushi●”.
  • 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.

Indigo Dye Cotton Fabric for Sashiko

SKU IDCF_Wilbe_24
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A process of getting the appropriate fabric for Sashiko project is always a fun, yet sometimes it is challenging. We often get inquiries what kind of fabric is the best for practicing Sashiko stitching. In this page, you can purchase the Indigo Dye Fabric (Cotton 100%) we regularly use for our Sashiko Jacket and Bags. We use this fabric for Sashiko Workshop as well.

【Update about the Fabric Color】

I had some inquiries about the fabric color. It is Dark Blue (Indigo Color), not Black. It is challenging for me to take good photos to show "Indigo Blue". We use only 1 kind of indigo fabric regularly, so most of the Indigo Fabric you see on the Youtube Live-streaming where I stitch is this fabric. The 2nd photo is a whole bolt, which is more dark Indigo. Also, I added a photo from a customer who had better lighting (It is too light in blue to my eyes on my screen).

I will work on the photos as well.

Check Youtube for the fabric color. I use the exact same fabric here (

【Update on Covid-19 situation】

Due to the suspension of International Shipping from Japan to the U.S., the inventory is very limited. We have some sample (A) and (B). If you would like to purchase more than 24 inch, please contact us first. It may take a while to complete the shipment if we do not have enough fabric in stock. Thank you for your understanding. (The back order will help us to cover the expensive private carrier from Japan. Thank you for your support.)

Good Fabric for Sashiko Stitching

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.

Width: 119 cm / 46.8 inch

The price of $39.00 for 24 inch length (for a rectangle of about 61 cm x 119cm).

If you order 2 of per 24 inch, then you will get the 48 inch of this fabric.

[Update in 2020]

I added a sample of this fabric, the size of 12" x 11" ($9.80) and 25" x 11" ($16.80) for more reasonable pricing.

[Product Information]

  • Cotton 100%
  • Made in Japan
  • Indigo Dyed

This fabric has 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.

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.

*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.

The smaller size (As short as 6 inches) fabric is available here.

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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.

Sashiko Store

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. We are not responsible for delays due to customs.

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.

Thank you for shopping with our Sashiko Store!