Make + Mend: Sashiko-Inspired Embroidery Projects to Customize & Repair Textiles and Decorate Your Home by Jessica Marquez
An exquisite, full-colour guide to Sashiko, a Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories, and home textiles
Requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and thread, Make + Mend introduces the technique of Sashiko, a striking hand-sewing method using a running stitch to form pleasing geometric patterns.
Sashiko is traditionally used to mend and repair clothing and textiles, but it can just as easily be used to create beautiful, decorative projects for the home. With fifteen projects applying a modern, on-trend aesthetic to this ancient craft, Make + Mend shows readers how to apply Sashiko stitching to a variety of craft projects, such as repairing torn jeans, mending a ripped hem, and making decorative pillows, napkins, a tablecloth, and a tote bag. Touching on the concepts of beauty in minimalism and resourceful simplicity, as well as a fascination with Japan and Japanese design, this easy and accessible book appeals to both the seasoned maker and total beginner.