Sashiko 刺し子 is a Japanese method of clothing repair and directly translates to “little stabs”.

It is commonly used to repair denim or reinforced heavily used areas of clothing.

The process involves creating a grid to map out geometric patterns, many of which carry special meaning.

Sashiko is very humble and sustainable, lengthening the life of clothes by reusing scraps from other textiles.

It cannot be made on purpose but by accumulation and use.

denim, sashiko thread