Tag: sashiko stitching

Little Works of Art—Boro coaster tutorial

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When I started to put these modern little squares of fabric art together, they were destined to be coasters. The trouble is, the thought of covering them up with a mug seems sad, so maybe I’ll hang them on the wall instead:-) But anyway, they are a lovely slow-stitching project, and like so many of…

How to make a boro, slow stitched, primitive-style heart ornament

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I made this ornament yesterday, but it already looks like a family heirloom. You may know I’m a lover of vintage style, things that are a bit frayed around the edges, a little quirky, and this stuffed heart hit the spot. Using small scraps of gorgeous fabric from my stash, I was able to slow-stitch…

5 ideas for creating gorgeous things from fabric scraps

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If you’re like me and can’t bear throwing anything away, even the tiniest remnants of beautiful fabric leftover from other projects, then scroll down for some lovely stitching ideas to whittle down your fabric stash. Belts: Great for the tiniest of scraps. Here I’ve used a length of 1.25″ cotton webbing and attached the textile…

Boro-style Clutch Bag Tutorial—all hand stitched

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My latest passion is slow stitching, particularly boro and sashiko styles. It’s just so relaxing to use needle and thread to create art. Hand sewing instantly calms my body and mind as I enjoy the process of stitching for stitching’s sake. It’s not about mending or sitting at your sewing machine, nor having a goal…