Sashiko stitched easy gift idea

With its origins in ancient Japanese culture, this style of embroidery was used to strengthen fabrics and is traditionally done with indigo dyed fabric and white thread. For this basic Sashiko pattern, we are using our dark navy wool-blend felt and cream-colored embroidery floss. You can always customize this DIY craft by using whatever color of felt and floss you prefer.

We’d love to hear what you think of this project! Share with us in the comments below, or post photos of your Sashiko stitching on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia. 

Skill level: Beginner

Crafting tip: You can use this Sashiko pattern to make a coaster and bookmark like we did, but they can also be done at any size you’d like.


Download our Sashiko pattern at the end of the post, then watch our video tutorial. 

Sashiko coaster and bookmark

DIY Sashiko stitching

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