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Sashiko Tutorials & DIY Inspiration

Sashiko DIY Tutorial Ideas

Sashiko! What a fun word to say. It’s a Japanese style of embroidery, all done with a simple running stitch, that can be used as a reinforcement technique or decorative element. There are lots of pre-printed kits with sashiko patterns, which make it great beginner style to try. You can see my own first attempt at sashiko in this post here, as a part of my yearly Try Something New Every Month challenge.

As always, when preparing myself to try a craft technique I found loads of ideas and tutorials that were inspiring and wanted to share them!

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Quilted Needle Book -Scrap busting Saturday

Quilted Needle Book - Swoodson Says

I will be chiming in each Saturday with a scrap busting post this May! I have been sewing, sewing, sewing which is awesome – but it also leads to more scraps. In the past I’ve used up scraps to make doll clothes and  stuff handmade toys but I wanted to expand my scrap busting repertoire. I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone and start out with a Mother’s Day present; my Mom has been hand-sewing loads of hexagons so I figured a needle book might be of use!

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