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.

Sashiko Needles | Big Eye Straight

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Brand: Tulip Hiroshima Needle

One of the Best Sashiko Needles in the market.

Getting ready to start Sashiko stitching with the supreme quality tool is very important process to enjoy Sashiko and its result. We want you to get rewarded to the time you invested in hand Sashiko stitching.

There are only a few things we need to get ready. A needle, a thimble, thread and fabric.

Meanwhile we have been using the different Sashiko needle, we introduce a supreme quality Sashiko needle, which is specifically designed and manufactured for the Sashiko purpose by Tulip Needle company in Hiroshima, Japan.

Why do we introduce the other needle? It is because Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya provided the advice as the Sashiko artists, and Tulip company accomplished the development based on the advice we provided.

[Please be noted]

The product title, "Big Eye Straight" is named by the Tulip Needle Company. The needle eye is not bigger than the Sashiko needles we originally offer. Please check this article for more information about the size of Sashiko Needle Eye.

4 needles in a beautiful Clear-Plastic container.

[Update Feb.7th 2020]

We have received a report of broken head of the needle in stitching heavy fabric such as Canvas or thick denim. When a stitcher try to pull the needle out from the heavy fabric, the needle "may" be broken. I have claimed this to the Tulip Company, and it is rare case. However, please consider getting our Sashiko Needle if you are planning to stitch on the heavy fabric.

【Following Update】

I have had a chance to discuss over the issues to the representitive of the manufacture. In order to make the body "straight", and easy for Sashiko stitching, the needles is not well designed for the non-traditional Sashiko stitching (which include Denim & Canvas). If you plan to stitch on Denim & Canvas, please get our Sashiko Needle. Since Denim, Canvas, and other thick fabrics are not in a category of "Traditional Sashiko", Sashiko needles have possibility of breaking down. However, I have not had any reports on the Our Sashiko Needle.

Thin Size: 0.84mm x 51.5mm

When using the Sashiko thread in single usage, this "Big Eye Straight Thin Size" is the best choice. When you want to make double size stitching, have the thick size needles (coming soon.)

Thick Size: 0.91mm x 51.5mm

When using the Sashiko thread in double and more, this "Big Eye Straight Thick Size" is the best choice. When you want to make single stitching, have the thick size needles.

Kogin: 1.14 mm × 65.0 mm

When practicing Kogin Sashiko, you would need a needle with dull top. This needle is NOT ideal for the Sashiko we introduce on our website.

About Tulip Needle Company

The tradition of needle-making in Hiroshima stretches back for more than 300 years. Tulip brand is based in this Hiroshima region and produces sewing needles, crochet hooks and knitting needles for handicrafts.

*Because of Inventory in short, you may receive the package with Japanese language. The needles are the exactly same. Please refer the translation on the website for warning and product's profile.

Large needle eye. Flexible and warp resistant/ Runs smoothly through fabric.

This product should be used for Sashiko sewing purpose only. Please keep out of reach of small children.

Previous Offer

*Thin | 103e | Sashiko - with minor some package damage. The needle is new & in perfect conditoin - SOLD OUT

*Thin | 103e | Sashiko - with some package damage or no packaging. The needle is new & in perfect conditoin - SOLD OUT.

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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.

Thank you for shopping with our Sashiko Store!