Simple Sashiko | Sneak Peek

Simple Sashiko coverSimple Sashiko is the new book from quilt legend Susan Briscoe, and it’s making us swoon with its style! This cool collection is a modern introduction to the traditional Japanese sewing technique, and is sure to launch you into a lifelong love of sashiko. We’re completely smitten!




Sashiko is currently a huge sewing trend in the craft, fashion and interiors world. It mixes the heritage of this ancient Japanese sewing technique with super modern minimalist style that is so striking. It is contemporary and fresh and we love it! Simple Sashiko showcases sashiko in all its glory!

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The collection features 8 patterns previously published in The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook but brought up-to-date for the modern stitcher. Projects including a gorgeous tote bag, stylish table linen, a wall hanging, a cushion and greetings cards.

Tote Bag

This beautiful tote bag is super stylish and perfect for Japanese style on the go. What is really great about this pattern is that if your sashiko fabric is slightly smaller it doesn’t matter, you can adjust your pattern accordingly and it will still look fab.

Simple Sashiko tote bag

Wall Hanging

This is a real statement piece and is bound to be the talk of house guests. It combines both squares and rectangles of  classic sashiko patterns and you can really play with colour and placement. Susan used scraps of Indian shot fabric to create a muted vintage look that works so well.

Simple Sashiko wall hanging

Blue sampler cushion

Great to jazz up your sofa this cushion is fantastic and can be altered to fit a range of different sizes. Done with the classic hexagon pattern it is eye catching and contemporary.

Simple Sashiko collection

Greetings card

Whether it is a Christmas, birthday, or thank you card these greetings cards are so sweet, the recipient will want to keep hold of them. I would personally frame mine!

Simple sashiko greetings card

The patterns are small and accessible so that sewers of all abilities are able to bring Japanese minimalist style into their home. The only real question is which pattern do you start first?


Simple Sashiko contains everything you need to know to get started in this creative, satisfying and therapeutic style of embroidery. Get the eBook and everything you need to get started including some fantastic how-to videos online now!

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About Nadine

Nadine dabbles in a wide range crafts. If it's pretty and she wants to make it, she'll learn the technique to do so. She is also never without a cup of tea in her hands.