Old-style sashiko mat

I found this mat at the vintage market in Kyoto. It's simply made with the indigo dyed cotton fabric and white thread only. And yet, it has a beautiful rustic charm.

Learn from the vintage

I can see some unique techniques that we usually don't use when making Hanafukin. Why don't you explore and learn the old-style sashiko method with me?

Kakinohana pattern,

The basic of Hitomezashi sashiko


Kakinohana is one of the most common and popular Hitomezashi sashiko patterns. You can create this simple and beautiful patten with only two directions of stitches. If you're new to Hitomezashi sashiko, this is the perfect pattern to start with.




What you can learn in this course


  • How to prepare the fabric, draw the grid
  • The structure of Kakinohana pattern
  • How to stitch Kakinohana pattern
  • How to make the reversible design without any knots
  • The unique way of hemming learnt from the vintage mat
  • The variations of Kakinohana pattern



Front side

Kakinohana patterns on the front.

Back side

The reversible design without any knots.

The hem

It's hemmed in the unique way.

Scheduled dates


Week 1 / Jan 29th, 10am-11:30am JST

How to prepare the fabric
Drawing the 6mm grid
The structure of Kakinohana pattern


Week 2 / Feb 5th, 3pm-4:30pm JST

Let's make horizontal stitches


Week 3 / Feb 18th, 9pm-10:30am JST

Adding the vertical stitches to complete the pattern



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