Make Monday: my first sashiko stitches

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Happy New Year my dear readers. I wish you all a crafty and funny year. I started mine by finishing this mini project: this is a small pouch designed to carry my knitting essentials (tape measure, tapestry needle, scissors and waste yarn). I brought it over with me for my stay in France during the Christmas break as I thought hand stitching would be needed during this period of high excitement. I was right: I couldn’t have done without this project and my glittery blue mitten project (hand stitching is almost as soothing and relaxing as knitting).

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I chose to make some sashiko inspired stitching all over the pouch, because I couldn’t wait to try one of the techniques discovered in Zakka Sewing. I really love the way the colours work together and that the pattern repeats perfectly when the pouch is closed. The pouch is using a simple design of mine. The sashiko pattern is part of one of the patterns found here.

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There is some more sashiko in progress on my dining table, I’ll tell you all about this later. I can tell you this will be an embroidery year my friends!

I also posted this project to this week Handmade Monday at the Handmade Harbour. Check out the other lovely makes there.

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8 responses to “Make Monday: my first sashiko stitches

  1. It is amazing how much of a difference this stitching makes. It is really clever the way that it matches with the flap. Great job!

  2. I really love the beauty but simplicity of this little pouch. And I agree about the stitches matching the flap, that IS amazing.

  3. I love how the bright coloured lines of stitching work on the natural fabric – gorgeous.

  4. Beautiful little clutch. I absolutely love it. If i hadn’t already made such a long list of projects for this coming year, i would be diving in!!! But one day I hope to have one very similar.

    You really did a beautiful job on this one.

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