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About Product Price and Shipment

Thank you for visiting our Sashiko Web shop.

All of the products on this website will be shipped from Japan, with Japanese Postel Service (via Air, not via Ship). No matter how small the order is, the flat rate shipping fee of $18.00 will be applied to your order.


We have several distributors in the world, one in Australia and 2 (including Atsushi) in the U.S. These distributors covers all the shipping, insurance, tax and other things, so the price you may see on their website or on their counter at the textile show may be more expensive than the price on this website.

Please be advised that the price on this website is for the products shipped from Japan. The customer will be responsible for the shipping fee, and if necessary, custom and duty.


Atsushi is also planning to open an “Amazon Prime qualified account” on Amazon USA so people can enjoy the hassle free shipping experience. (There is an account already, but not prime qualified yet.)


We will try our best to arrange the most comfortable shopping environment for customers. Please be patient, and give me feedback so I can work on improving the issues first.




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Sashiko Mending Workshop Details.

Sashiko Workshops in NYC, Again!

I am so happy to share that I am hosting Sashiko workshops again in NYC. Thanks to Sayaka @ Curious Corners, a stay-at-home father like me got a great opportunity. I am very fortuned to meet the participants.


2 kinds of Sashiko Workshops

I host two types of workshops this time. One workshop is about Sashiko stitching from the traditional aspect of Sashiko culture, “Sashiko Stitching Workshop“. Sashiko Stitching Workshop is the fundamental workshop in order to learn what Sashiko is, and I received so many good comments and feedback on the Sashiko (Basic) Stitching workshop.




Another workshop I host is “Sashiko Mending Workshop.”

Today, let me share what I do on the Sashiko Mending Workshop.

This workshop focuses on “what Sashiko can do” rather than “what Sashiko is.” I will not talk about the Sashiko traditions deeply (of course, I will share my knowledge about Sashiko), and I will not introduce the technique I want all Sashiko learners to understand and master (of course, I will show you how, but we spend more time on the actual mending process rather than practicing how to do Sashiko).


Participants to the Sashiko Mending workshop will get FOUR kinds of fabrics including Indigo dye cotton fabric and denim fabric made in Japan. Each fabric is large enough to cover a big hole up to 8″ x 8″. Sashiko thimble, needles and a skein of Sashiko thread are also included to the workshop. I even show you how to transfer the pattern on the fabric briefly.


The goal of Sashiko Mending Workshop

The goal of this “Sashiko Mending Workshop” is to give participants enough resources to repair their garment by using some Sashiko technique and culture. I will not go into details, but you will have basic techniques and information without focusing actual Sashiko techniques. (Some participants who enjoyed my workshop experience so-called “uncomfortableness of stitching” because of how we use Sashiko Thimble. If you would like to learn and master how to use the thimble in our way, please join the Sashiko Stitching Workshop.)


*The photo is sample jeans repaired by us.


In addition to that… !!

The participants will be able to choose their favorite Vintage and/or Sashiko fabric from my collections. The size varies based on the type of fabrics, but even for the most valuable fabric, participants will get large enough to patch a basic Jeans hole on knee area (about 4″ x 6″).


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It is very challenging to get good vintage fabrics.

It is even more challenging to get good Sashiko on the good vintage fabric.


We provide that.

My goal is to share how to repair participants’ garments by their hands, using some Sashiko techniques. It also means that my goal is to share how we can appreciate to the fabric. At the same time, I would like to share how cool the one-of-a-kind garment can be. In order to achieve my goal and dream, this vintage fabric is an ideal item on the workshop.


Of course, the vintage and/or Sashiko fabric (the piece of 6″ x 4″ or more)  is Free of Charge for Sashiko Mending Workshop Participants. It is included to the workshop price.

*6″ x 4″ means 6 inch x 4 inch, which is about 15cm x 10cm.


I will write about Sashiko Mending Workshop more later. It will be so much fun to get together and mend your favorite garment with our Sashiko Vintage Fabric.


We have limited seat available for both workshops. If you are interested, please register!


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Tools to enjoy a Sashiko project | Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya

I sometimes receive questions about what kind of tools and materials we use for our Sashiko project. They are very common tools, so here is a list of tools we use.



Sashiko Project

For Sashiko

  • Sashiko thread (it has to have some thickness)
  • Sashiko needle (it has to be long enough to fit the Sashiko thimble)
  • Sashiko thimble, a round shape on a palm
  • Pin pillow
  • Thread Cutting Scissors

For sewing/tailoring the Sashiko fabric

  • Sewing Thread for Machine
  • Sewing Machine needle
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Dressmaker pins
  • Tailor’s marking chalk
  • Dressmaker’s tracing wheel / Tracing pen
  • “Chakopee” / Dressmaker’s tracing paper
  • Seam Ripper
  • Variety of Fabrics, including:
    • Lining
    • Fusible (Inter-facing Fusible)

Enjoy your Sashiko project with tools from Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya

Most of them can be purchased in your local hobby stores or online.

Some of them are unique, and maybe available only in Japan (Such as Chakopee or thread cutting scissors). When we have enough budget, we will try to provide them on this web store.



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About Shipping Fee


We will ship the most of our products from Japan.

In order to avoid confusion, we have a flat rate shipping of 18 USD. We also upgrade to expedite shipping upon a customer’s request with $5 extra fee.

The shipping method is Air Shipping with Japanese Postel Service. For peace in our mind, we will have a tracking number and package insurance. Please expect about 5 to 15 days to receive a package depending on your location.  (To Australia or Northern America, it usually take about a week to get there.)


When you make an order more than $300 purchase, you will get free shipping.


It became unusual to ask customers to cover the shipping fee, but it is very important for us to maintain what we do and what we are proud of. Thank you for your understanding.



*The flat rate shipping price is the matter of changes between $15 to $20 depending on JPY – USD exchange rate. 

*When Sashi.Co USA location has stocks and the customer orders it to US destination, the USA domestic shipping fee will be applied.

*If your order is just a skein of thread or a pack of needles and thimble, a few dollar adjustment may be possible. Please contact us BEFORE placing the order.

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Sashiko & Boro Exhibition in Australia

Our distributor in Australia, Indigo Niche, will have a stand in Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair. Anyone who is in Brisbane area, please visit the fair and enjoy some of our Sashiko works.

Anyone who is in Brisbane area, please visit the fair and enjoy some of our Sashiko works. It is a rare opportunity to see and feel our Sashiko art-works.


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They also have some of our botanical dye thread.

We exclusively dye thread for them, so please check that out.


We are very happy that our works fly to the oversea and many people will enjoy the beauty of Sashi.Co works.

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Boro / NORAGI makes its debut in NYC


We are happy to announce that our precious Noragi with Boro will make its debut in NYC, when Atsushi host Sashiko workshop in New York Textile Month.




Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya uses many kinds of old fabrics (so called Kofu.) All of our “one-of-a-kind” jackets are made from Kofu (sometimes we use new fabric to patch or strengthening the old fabric.)



Boro is a very beautiful piece of fabric. At the same time, it is very fragile fabric to work on. We didn’t have much opportunity to deal with Boro until 2014, but we finally did it.


The Noragi with Boro will be displayed at Atsushi’s workshop in NYC. Exciting.




The workshop / a pop-up store is part of New York Textile Month Events.

Please visit the website for more information.



The Design Market x WantedDesign is an innovative retail installation occupying the ground level of the Seaport Studios at 19 Fulton Street (map), offering a carefully curated selection of design objects, including furniture, lighting, home accessories, jewelry, and unique gifts.



Close shot of Noragi with Boros. We stitch with Sashiko technique to make fabric stronger, long-lasting, and beautiful.






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Sashiko Workshop in NYC

Atsushi finally host a Sashiko workshop in New York City !

Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya support Atsushi 100% and Atsushi will teach & share how we do Sashiko. No Sashiko experience is required. Everything you need to enjoy Sashiko is included in the workshop. Just bring yourself to NYC in NEW YORK TEXTILE MONTH (September).

New York Textile Month


A Workshop will be at WantedDesign South Seaport Store (19 Fulton St, NY).

  • $135 for 3 hours workshop / basic but fundamental Sashiko technique will be taught.
  • All the materials you need is included. Bring your own scissors and a needle rest if possible.
  • 9/24 (SAT) or 9/25 (SUN) / 1pm to 4pm.


Sign up here !!

This is a rare opportunity to learn sashiko stitching technique from the master Atsushi Futatsuya, who was born as the third generation of a surviving sashiko family in Gifu prefecture, Japan. The workshop comes with a complete kit of sashiko needles, a sashiko thimble, a skein of white sashiko thread, and fabric with traditional Asano-ha patterns printed on. You will go home with a fabric large enough to make a tote bag, placemat, patchworking, or your own project after the workshop.



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Sashiko Thread

Mono Color Sashiko Thread


Thanks to big interest in our works, our collection of Natural Herb Dye thread is almost sold out!

We are working on producing more Natural Herb Dye thread. Meanwhile, don’t miss our good variation of Sashiko thread chemically dyed. They are specifically designed for Sashiko purpose, and we believe they are the best in Sashiko with reasonable price.






We use our Sashiko threads in every pieces we produce. Both Mono-Color and Variegated Color thread will meet your satisfaction! Please try our Sashiko thread and enrich your Sashiko experience!


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We released our First Sashiko Newsletter

After long silence, we finally released the first Sashiko newsletter.

This time, I just share our very first tutorials. In newsletters, I will inform “Sale Information”, “New product update”, and much more informative things from Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya.


It is absolutely free to subscribe it.

Please join our Sashi.Co Mailing List and get our latest information!!


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Sashiko Newsletter / Preview

Thank you for Subscribing.

Dear Subscribers.

My name is Atsushi Futatsuya. I am helping my mother’s project, Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya, by translating Japanese to English.

This is our first newsletter.
When we have sale or new product release, this will be the first information you will get after my blog update. Also, I will share Sashiko knowledge such as tutorials, Sashiko history, stories behind it, techniques and even patterns.

I really appreciate your interest in Sashiko and Sashi.Co.
Have a nice Sashiko day!

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How to Sashiko – Announcement

*Atsushi Futatsuya will be in charge of Sashiko Tutorials in English.


After almost 2 years of keeping a distance from Sashiko , I decided to start enjoying Sashiko again. My mother, Keiko Futatsuya, established her own brand, Sashi.Co. She also started providing the Sashiko lecture and workshop in Japan.

With collaborating her knowledge and skill, I will make brief sashiko tutorial online for free. You can find some Sashiko tutorials from Internet and/or books, you can find the “Sashi.Co technique” from this website. (I was calling my technique as Hida technique before.)


Sashiko Tutorial

This is still an announcement. I am preparing the video, so you can actually see the Sashiko stitching.


Preparation to start

  • Sashiko Thread (We recommend to use Sashiko thread instead of regular embroidery thread)
  • Sashiko Needle (Sashiko needle need to be long enough to have several stitches at once)
  • Sashiko Thimble (It has to be palm thimble)


Here are screenshots from video I am working on to edit.

I will introduce how to use a palm thimble.


I will demonstrate how to stitch Sashiko with palm thimble.


By learning our Sashiko technique, speed and accuracy of Sashiko will improve!


Video on Youtube will be coming soon!!