Japanese Mending Class: Sashiko and Boro Stitching

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

Restoration LDN

Restoration LDN


2 hours Class size 1 to 10     label £27 - £30 (£27 for Bring your own clothes to work on, £30 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 a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hen do, team building activity, stag do or Christmas party.

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


Locus Of Walthamstow, 1 Chingford Road, London E17 4PW

Your teacher
Restoration LDN
Restoration LDN


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!

Restoration LDN is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant government restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
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