Learn how to breathe fresh life into your old and frayed – but still beloved – clothes using traditional Japanese hand sewing techniques! Rather than throwing them away and adding to landfill, our class will show you how to live a little more sustainably and give your clothes a new lease of life. In this relaxed Friday morning workshop with experienced tutor Suzanne Strachan, you’ll be shown the beautiful Japanese techniques of Sashiko and Boro stitching. Not only is this a great way to extend the life of your clothes, but it also allows you to create beautiful and original samplers, wall hangings, cushions and much more. We’ll have a range of small pieces of fabric which you can use to patch up garments, together with Sashiko threads. Either bring along an item that you’d like to mend and embellish, or we’ll have fabric samples you can work on to practise your stitching and designs. You won’t need to use a sewing machine at all, as the focus in this class is all about relaxed and mindful hand stitching. We’ll also provide tea and coffee to help your concentration! The workshop will be led by expert sewer, knitter and textiles consultant, Suzanne Strachan. “very good participation workshop. Really good seeing a selection of samples” “good tuition, company and cakes”

What's included in the price?

All materials and refreshments


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Handmade Workshops Ltd

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Handmade Workshops was set up by two enthusiastic crafters to bring affordable and accessible workshops to people of all abilities. Always friendly, fun and welcoming.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Hen dos
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The Railway, 3 Victoria Road, Teddington, London, TW11 0BB