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Tuesday 21st November 2023, 7-9pm
Venue: 78 Herne Hill, London SE24 9Qp
Cost: £25

Do you have a pair of jeans that you love but have a tear or a hole in them? Don’t throw them away! Learn how to mend them with style and flair in this fun and creative workshop.

What will I learn?

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of visible mending jeans using sashiko repair techniques. Sashiko is a traditional Japanese embroidery method that uses simple stitches to create beautiful patterns and designs on the fabric. You will learn how to: 

  • Prepare the jeans for mending by trimming the tear, finding fabrics to match it, and pinning it in place

  • Learn how to secure patch before adding decorative stitches

  • Design and draw the stitching lines

  • Learn the Sashiko and Kantha stitches to add interest and detail to your jeans

You will see some examples of visible mending jeans that will inspire you to create your own unique style. A range of patterns will be available ready to trace.

You’ll then be ready to unleash your creativity and create something beautiful with your own hands.

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 What’s included in the price? 

  • A selection of fabrics to choose from

  • Spare needles, threads and tools

  • Free sashiko design templates to take away for future projects

  • Fabrics to practise sewing, if you don’t have a pair of jeans to mend

  • Expert guidance and tips from the workshop host

  • Tuition and demonstrations with tips

  • Email support for the next 3 months

  • Ongoing support from past and present students via a WhatsApp group​

 What do I need to bring?

  • You can bring your own torn jeans or work on a sampler provided by us

    • A pair of jeans or jogging bottoms or jean jacket that needs mending

    • Or bring a garment that you want to embellish

    • Any fabrics you want to use as embellishment / applique

  • Needle & Thread – embroidery threads if you have it

  • A pair of sharp scissors

  • Notepad and pen

  • You can buy a curated mending kit from us.

To book:



Only 6 places are available so do get in touch as soon as possible to reserve your space! 

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