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.

Kofu Package | Japanese Vintage Swatches prepared by Sashi.Co

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Would you like to try what we do to make "To be Authentic Boro" projects? This is a sample package of Japanese vintage fabric swatch and Natural Dye Sashiko thread. If you haven't tried to use our needle and thimble, we strongly recommend using them to fully experience this great package.


We had been handling the Kofu (Japanese Vintage Swatches/Fabric) only in a pop-up shop and/or in a workshop opportunity as a trunk sale. This limitation was because of 2 reasons.

  1. All of the Kofu pieces are completely one of a kind. In order to have a healthy deal, I wanted to make sure that the customer can choose the one they would like to purchase.
  2. Since our main activity is Sashiko (not a vintage fabric dealer), we didn't have enough Kofu to provide online, especially in 2018 when I had many workshop opportunities.

The word "Boro" spread with unique interpretation. The demand for the Japanese vintage fabric increased. I received many questions about Kofu. To answer the questions & avoid them getting "not-good vintage fabric for Sashiko". I wrote an article about the "good Japanese vintage fabric for Boro project".

Since I planned to write this article (regardless of the condition), I started collecting the Kofu we would use in our own projects - regardless of the size or colors as long as they exceed our standards - to accomodate the need from our Sashiko friends who wouldn't be able to visit me to NYC and/or Keiko to Japan. We have gathered enough fabric to start providing them online here. We got them from trusted Japanese antique dealer. Some of the KOFU was just piece of dust. We hand-wash them carefully. Iron them to keep it as a good sized fabric for the patching Boro-inspired project.

This is a Kofu Package prepared by Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya

Yes. The packages are ready. However, It is still challenging to obtain the fabric I described in the article. One package is quite small, and we do not have many in stock. Please understand that it is more like a "trial" package. When you have a specific project to work on with more of Japanese Vintage fabric, I am happy to work with the trusted antique dealers in Japan to obtain what you are looking for.

They are very valuable fabric. We (as human being) cannot recreate the same color because the time-flow made the color happen. Also, the level of dust and dirt was pretty bad that the normal Japanese would have throw them away. Sashi.Co spent a lot of time and effort to revive the Kofu as the usable & good condition fabric. Therefore, I sincerely want you to use the supreme Sashiko thread we enjoy with these previous vintage fabric, so I made a combine deal with the thread we have in stock.

[Product Description / Package contents]

*The Photos of this product is just Samples.You will receive something different.

*This is a Product Description for the Regular Package

  • Natural Dye Sashiko Thread - Color of Atsushi's choice from "one-of-a-kind" color. If you have a preference in color, like pink, blue or yellow, please mention it when you check out. When I do not have any preference, I will choose the color I think the most appropriate the fabric in the package.
  • Kofu Vintage fabrics: Mainly Cotton with following kinds, at least one each (total of more than3 swatches. The size varies. I respect your preference, so please let me know if you have any. However, please understand that the swatches are all one-of-a-kind, and size varies very much. (1) Indigo Plain fabric with possible fade and damages | (2) Shima Stripe Fabric | (3) Kasuri (Japanese Ikat) Fabric
  • Chalk Pencil - to mark the pattern without damaging the Kofu
  • Daruma Thin Sashiko Thread (White / 40 meter skein) - for severely damaged fabric, the thin thread may work better.

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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.

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!