Monday Sew – Sashiko Hand Stitching Handbags & Clothing

Sashiko

What is Sashiko? It is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching

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Here I have mended these children’s jeans with patches made from small fabric pieces.

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Here is my good friend and amazing artist, Hillary Goodwin. She is wearing the commissioned custom Sashiko jeans I created just for her.

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Sashiko was developed out of practical need during the Edo era.

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Here you can see the top I created. I added the clamshell pattern to create a beautiful summer top.

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Denim and Boro hand stitching with black leather handles.

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Messenger Bag – Denim and Boro hand stitching with leather belt handles.

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Denim and Boro hand stitching with brown leather handles.

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Stitching only the area of the sleeve pattern.

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Front of the top.

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I use WonderFil threads.

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McCall’s Pattern.

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I made an overnighter bag.

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From the Publisher of Somerset Studio & Belle Armoire – Haute Handbags – Autumn 2016

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Jeans Reimagined page 66-70

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It all starts here. I get my jeans from everywhere.

 

I Love Jeans and the Color Blue!…..

 

Here a great number of disabled people used to lie–the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.- John 5:3

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