Japanese Mending Class: Sashiko and Boro Stitching

RESTORATION LONDON -Learn how to embroider and mend your clothes with traditional Japanese techniques.

2 hours Class size 1 to 20 (public classes), 1 to 10

label £33 - £35 (£33 for Bring your own clothes to work on, £35 for All fabric provided)

Discover the world of traditional Japanese mending embroidery and learn sashiko and boro stitching in this London workshop.

Fix, revive, and breathe new life into your old or damaged clothes and pick up a few sewing skills with this fun textile art class.

Learning alongside your talented teacher, you'll gain skills in the Japanese traditional sewing techniques of sashiko and boro. This form of decorative reinforcement repairs tears and makes clothes stronger, warmer, and more interesting.

As part of your craft class, you'll learn about the fascinating history behind Japanese fabric art, whilst creating your own beautiful designs. Your teacher will provide a range of stencils and plenty of inspiration and tips on how to layer patches.

All the materials you'll need can be provided for you as part of your class or you can choose to bring along your own clothing to work on if you'd like to. Choose your preferred option at checkout!

This class is all about hand embroidery, so there's no need for a sewing machine! By the end of your class, you'll have gained a range of new sewing skills and embroidery methods to use for future projects.

Whether you're just looking for some fun things to do in London, or if you have a piece of clothing you'd particularly like to fix up or embellish, you'll leave your class excited to keep rejuvenating your clothes independently!

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • Everything you need to learn sashiko and boro stitching.
What to bring
  • Your own clothing to mend or embellish if you'd like to. If you'd prefer to use your teacher's fabrics, this is also fine!
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hen do or stag do.

This would also be a unique gift for her or gift for mum.

Restoration LDN adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.


10 Truro Road, London, E17 7BY, England and 200 Oxford Street, West End, W1D 1NU, England (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

Your teacher
Restoration LDN
Restoration LDN

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Restoration London is an independent organisation that is passionate about sustainability within the clothing industry. Their focus is to reuse, recycle and upcycle existing garments and to share this skill with others so they can repair their most loved and most worn clothes.

They hold workshops around London and encourage students to mend their clothes. They use all sorts of textile methods to fix, deconstruct, customise and revive clothes that you might otherwise throw into a landfill. They want to inspire people to learn a new and invaluable skill, to reconnect with textile techniques, and to use their creativity to minimise their impact on the environment.

They offer workshops for special events such as hen parties and team building events. Their in-person classes come with free tea, coffee and cake— as if learning a new skill didn't entice you enough!

Verified reviews

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Tiffany Zheng Jun 2022

The class is very useful .
And teacher is very friendly and thoughtful~
It will come up with lots of new idea based on the traditional sashiko mending.

Enjoy it if u applied~

Japanese Mending Class: Sashiko and Boro Stitching review by Tiffany Zheng

Kate Topham Feb 2022

It was so nice to do a class in real life again! Very relaxing and enjoyable craft technique. Will definitely continue to learn about sashiko.

Japanese Mending Class: Sashiko and Boro Stitching review by Kate Topham Sydney

Lynne Shamwana Feb 2022

Great workshop. Hannah provided all the materials and showed us the techniques. Very useful skill and an opportunity for creative mending.

Abigail Huxtable Oct 2021

I really enjoyed this class! Our teacher, Hannah was lovely – very friendly and great at guiding us through the process. We learnt both Sashiko and Boro stitching and how these could be applied to individual projects. The venue was cute; quite intimate, but with plenty of space to work, well lit and not far from where I live, which was a bonus!

I brought along a pair of old jeans to repair and was very happy with the progress made during the class. All the materials were well prepared and Hannah gave me some extra bits to take away to complete my project. Would definitely recommend!
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