5 DIY Decorating Ideas with Sashiko
- By American Quilter's Society
- Aug 30, 2022
Sashiko literally translates to "little stabs." This decorative stitching technique started out in Japan as a reinforcement stitch. Today, you can see Sashiko stitching decorating quilts, garments, and all sorts of beautiful home decor items. This easy-to-master embroidery technique works up quickly and is great for adding creative embellishment to ready made items. Perfect for the upcoming gift giving season!
- Stitch an over-all design on a solid fabric pre-made pillow.
- Echo a Sashiko motif in the center of a pillow with different colored embroidery threads.
- Use a variegated embroidery floss to stitch out an all-over design on a pillow.
- As you learn new patterns, stitch a sample on the same fabric. When your collection of patterns is big enough, frame it.
- Make a Sashiko pattern on fabric, then stretch the piece over a canvas and secure on the back.
- Create a collection of embellished quilted strips with a variety of Sashiko patterns. Sew tassels on one ends and hang them in a collection on a wall varying the heights.
- Add Sashiko stitching to hand towels for the bathroom.
- Use Sashiko stitching to make decorative bands on the ends of kitchen towels.
- Decorate a towel to use as a bread cloth with a Sashiko pattern all over.
- Add a band of Sashiko stitching around a pre-purchased tablecloth.
- On a tablecloth with large motifs, fill spaces with various Sashiko stitches.
Learn more about Sashiko with Carol Ziogas in her online iquilt class, Sashiko Basics
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