Sashiko Clothing Repair Workshops by OurHands

OurHands offers workshops and activities that are suitable for corporate events, team-building days, in-store experiences, brand activations, and much more. With experience in leading workshops for groups ranging from 10 to 200 participants, we can make sure your guests have a memorable and unique experience

Please note that while the information provided here offers a general overview of the workshop, we are more than happy to customise each session according to your specifications, including the materials, duration, and type of event. Learn more and book a workshop with us today!

The Workshop

Sashiko is the Japanese art of repairing fabric by sewing beautiful geometric patterns onto it. This visible mending technique embraces the history of the fabric, turning each tear and repair into a part of its story. Instead of discarding ripped garments, participants will learn to create sustainable and stunning pieces.
Our sashiko workshops are flexible: participants can bring their own torn clothes to repair, or they can work on sewing a tote bag or tea towel to practice the technique and create a beautifully decorated accessory. They will learn proper sashiko stitching techniques and explore various traditional geometric patterns. By the end of the workshop, participants will leave with a repaired garment or a newly decorated item.

Workshop Plan

We’ll arrive early to set up and walk you through the workshop plan. Participants can choose to work on their own items or use provided materials, such as tote bags or decorative pillowcases, depending on your project.
  • Introduction: We'll introduce the concept of sashiko, demonstrating the proper stitch techniques and traditional patterns.
  • Personalisation: Participants can select their project, pattern, and thread colour.
  • Sashiko Embroidery: Participants will be able to work on their project. They can either bring something they want to repair, or use of the provided objects to decorate. 
  • Guidance: While we guide the group as a whole, we’ll also provide individual assistance as needed.
  • Completion: Participants will leave with their completed project. If they need more time, we’ll provide enough thread and a needle to finish at home. We’ll stay to tidy up and debrief with you.

Who Is the Workshop For?

This workshop is perfect for anyone interested in working with fabric, reducing fast fashion waste, or exploring embroidery. It’s a great choice for those wanting to try something unique and mindful. Sashiko embroidery also makes a fantastic gift, so participants can work on a special present for someone. No prior knowledge is required, and participants can bring their own item to work on or use one of the provided materials.

Provided Tools and Materials

We supply everything needed for the workshop:
  • Fabric patches
  • Sashiko needles and thread
  • Tailor’s chalk
  • Items to repair (if needed)
  • Step-by-step guidance


We need a space with tables and chairs for all participants.

Book your workshop

Booking a workshop with us is easy! Simply fill out the form below with the details of what you’re interested in. Let us know the type of workshop you’d like, your preferred date and location, and any other relevant information. We’ll get back to you shortly to discuss the details and help you plan a fantastic event.

We can’t wait to create something special with you!

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