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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 | B.Azu 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 (B) Azu Bag 2021

The B.Azu Bag contains not only Sashiko threads but also fabric/tool/supplies that you may need for enjoying Sashiko stitching. My wish for this year’s “Azu Bag” is to encourage a Sashiko lover in continuing/starting/learning Sashiko stitching. The bag will have essential items, as much fabric & thread as possible (toward the bigger bags).

This year, I would like to try something new, unlike the previous years.

I had many fortune to meet "Sashiko beginners" in 2020, who wish to learn "how to" before the actual Sashiko stitching. The more I come across the beginners. I feel the “trend” of Sashiko more than ever. I would like to welcome everyone to our Sashiko.

(For "How to stitch Sashiko" as the core, please consider taking the Sashiko Online Class).

For the Sashiko Fukubukuro 2021, in “Azu Bag”, I decided to offer some choices in selection.

  • Azu Bag for Sashiko Beginner ($49.90)
  • Azu Bag for Sashiko Stitcher ($148.90)
  • Azu Bag for Sashiko Artisans ($247.90)
  • *Azu - Special Boro-to-be Bag

*Each bag will contain the set of needles and thimble.

*Each Bag will contain some of our supreme thread. To get the Natural Dye Sashiko Thread for sure, please consider "Keiko Fukubukuro Bag" (Most of Earth Color are dyed with Natural Dye).

Azu Bag for Sashiko Beginner

This bag is for a beginner who has never tried our thread, needles, a thimlble, and fabric. It is a compact package of everything you woud need to enjoy our Sashiko stitching. Some youtube tutorials are available already (I hope to make a designated tutorial toward the end of January.)

*Natural Dye Sashiko Thread will NOT be included in this bag.

Azu Bag for Sashiko Stitcher

In 2020, We made several patterns for our projects. We would like to share some patterns. The package will include some of the pattern-printed Mylar Paper, a supplies to transfer the pattern, and fabric. Also, a good amount of Sashiko thread for the projects will be in the bag.

*Natural Dye Sashiko Thread may not be included in this bag.

Azu Bag for Sashiko Artisans

More thread + fabric + some vintage/rare fabrics that I have been collecting in 2020 will be added to the Sashiko Stitcher Bag. es. I may contact you to understand the preference if you are the repeating customer.

*A few skeins of Natural Dye Sashiko Thread will be included.

Azu - Special Boro-to-be Bag

Would it be "possible" to collect the Vintage fabric as a "Kit" to make something...? Technically speaking, one doesn't need a "Kit" to make a "Boro-to-be" pieces. They just need to follow what they woudl like to collect, patch together, and stitch on. At the same time, I had received so many request of collecting the vintage fabrics together...

This special Fukubukuro is a bit of combination of Keiko Bag & Atsushi Bag (You will receive a lot of fabric & thread with enough materials to prepaer the fabric). In addition to that, I am thinking of a special set included: a package of "project materials to make Boro-to-be bag or placemat". The fabrics were chosen by Keiko based on the hypothesis if she were the one to make a project. This is the biggest Fukubukuro for 2021. I can only prepare a few of this bag, so please be advised that this may be out of stock without further notice

A list of items that "may" be included.

  • Our Supreme Sashiko Thread
  • Fabric(s) made in Japan - good fabric for Sashiko stitching.
  • Supplies to prepare the fabric with patterns.
  • Sashiko Needles
  • Sashiko Thimble
  • Other Sashiko related items.

The bag is to have more fabric & thread with some idea of Japanese geometric patterns. Although it requires some learning to prepare the fabric, it is our way to prepare - so I really want you to learn it.

The bag has a theme of "enjoying Sashiko more". Wthin the theme, the items (contents) such as colors of thread & type of fabrics, will be selected randomly. I am happy to know your preference. If you have any specific request for fabric and/or thread, please leave the comment when you check out the cart.

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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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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