Make & Mend

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Interested in the Japanese stitching technique, sashiko? Learn to how make stunning patterns to decorate items in your home, repair your favorite clothing, accessories and general home textiles!

This book by Jessica Marquez is an exquisite, full-color guide to learning sashiko. Requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and thread, Make and Mend introduces this incredibly simple technique and produces 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 and 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 totebag. 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 will appeal to both the seasoned maker and total beginner—all brought to life in 100+ color photographs.