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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.

Sashiko Fukubukuro 2021 | A.Keiko Bag

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Thank you very much for your purchase. The Fukubukuro offer had ended on Jan.24th at 10:30 EST.

*This item will be available between Jan.2nd and Jan.24th, or until the supplies last. The reviews may be from previous years. Please check the date of reviews. Thank you! For more information when & how to be sold, please follow us on Instagram. 【Update: Some of the fabrics are sold out, but they are on the way. When you purchase, please check the lead time.】

Fukubukuro (福袋) is an unique custom that the Japanese cerebrate the beginning of New Year. It is a way of showing our gratitude for all of the great support in 2020, and wishes your best in 2021 with Sashiko stitching.

To learn more about the Stories of Fukubukuro, please check the blog post in Upcycle Stitches.

Sashiko Fukubukuro (A) Keiko Bag 2021

Theme: (A lot of) Sashiko threads for you.

We keep saying. "Thread Does Matter" in Sashiko. I receive many feedbacks from customers/friends with saying, "Yes, I got the reasons you are talking about" after they actually try our Sashiko thread. Thread is the biggest consumption in Sashiko. In order to enjoy Sashiko, we have to use some (quite) amount of thread.

Therefore, a Fukubukuro with a lot of threads are our first offer every year. For the year of 2021, the thread bag (so called"A Keiko Bag") will have 3 choice of its sizes.

  • Nami - Compact Size ($39.80)
  • Dai - Big Size ($139.80)
  • Tokudai - Super Size ($249.80)
  • *Special Keiko Bag with Thread & Fabric.

Nami - Compact Size

4 skeins or more of Sashiko threads from the list below (Most likely, 3 regular Sashiko thread + small Sashiko thread). No Natural Dye Sashiko Thread will be included.

Dai - Big Size

9 skeins ore more of Sashiko threads from the list below, including 3 skeins or more of Natural Dye Sashiko Thread from our regular Natural Dye Selections. The bag will include some small Sashiko thread.

Tokudai - Super Size

13 skeins ore more of Sashiko thread from the list below, including 7 skeins or more of Natural Dye Sashiko Thread. Some Natural Dye will be one-of-a-kind that is already discontinued (Not even listed on the website). A package of needle & thimble will come with the bag. If you enjoy Sashiko with more than 10 skeins of thread, an extra needle may be good idea to have. The bag will include some small Sashiko thread.

*Keiko - Special Fukubkuro - A year amount of thread AND Fabric

Is it too big...? In 2020, I received a good feedback about this...

I was wondering if I coulld make a special offer to combine both thread & fabric for those who already have everything to Enjoy Sashiko. This bag contains Just thread and fabric, but A LOT of those. This is a Special Fukubukuro with Above Tokudai-Super Size Fukubukuro and a good amount of beautiful fabrics made in Japan. For this, I can only say, "I will communicate to you to make it above the retail price for sure". Since I am a Sashiko artisan myself, it is a dream to have a year amount of thread & fabric. I can only prepare a few of this bag (This Fukubukuro may be unavaiilable without further notice - once you receive the confirmation email, I will fulfill the order). No Supplies for transferring the pattern on the fabric" will be included. Just Thread & Fabric.

All of the Sashiko threads are from our store: that the best thread we recommend & we use in every day. The bag contains both small (40m) skeins/cards to regular (145m) skeins. Although the guranttedd numbers of skein will include both regular & small skeins, I will make sure that contents will exceed the retail value. Natural Dye Sashiko Threads are hand-dyed by Keiko Futatsuya.

This is a list of thread that I would pick up the colors. The possible colors you will get are the following (but not limited to):

*Check all the thread availability from Upcycle Stitches.

I am happy to know your preference in colors. If you have any preference (ex. I like pinks), please write your preference when you check out the cart. Although I cannot promise I can pick up the color exactly as you wish, I will do my best to make it happen.

*A set of Needle & thimble will be available as "add-on" with the special price for Compact & Big size. The Super-big size bag will contain the needle & thimble.

*Sorry to be repetitive here. I just want to avoid any unfortunate misunderstanding. The total numbers of threads I promise (Nami - 4 / Dai - 9 / Tokudai - 13 includes both Regular Size Sashiko Thread (145 meter) and other length threads such as 40 meter small skeins. I want you to try as many kinds of thread as possible. So, it will be a mix of variation. I will promise you that the total of value (based on the retail price on this webstore) will be more than the one you would purchase them individually from this store.

*This bag is designed to be delivered in the USA. You may purchase the Fukubukuro with non U.S. shipping address with accepting the extra shipping fee. Please expect an email from Atsushi for the available upgrade. Due to Covid-19, we would need to be very careful in choosing the carrier & options. Thank you for your understandings.

Terms and Conditions for Sashiko Fukubukuro

Please read the terms of “Sashiko Fukubukuro” service before you complete the order. It is based on the concept of “blind bag” and “lucky bag”. Therefore, we will not accept any returns of the contents you receive. We will do our best to exceed your expectations in terms of values of contents.

  • The Fukubukuro Bags will be sold between January 2nd around 8~9 pm in EST to January 24th. The sales continue while the supply last, and it may be ended before the final date.
  • The shipping will be made accordingly. However, unlike the other regular orders which we usually ship in 1~2 business day, the Sashiko Fukubukuro order will take longer than that (Please expect a few days to a few weeks to be shipped). I will do my best to complete the shipping as soon as possible.
  • We will not accept any return or cancel after the shipment. If you would like to cancel the order, please let us know as soon as possible.
  • The Sashiko Fukubukuro Bag may contain an item without original packaging. We will re-package and will send them in a nice condition.
  • The item may be an item that was “returned” as the sellable condition. No second-hand item will be included (besides the vintage fabric).
  • The price of Sashiko Fukubukuro (2021) include the US Domestic shipping fee. If your shipping address is outside of the U.S., you may purchase one with agreeing the extra shipping fee will be applied (I will contact you with the estimate with reasonable & safe pricing to deliver under the Covid-19). Depends on the shipping address, the package may be shipped from Japan.

*All the photos are the sample contents. Colors and items insides are subject to change, but the photo explains what you can expect to get.Terms and Conditions for Sashiko Fukubukuro

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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.

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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