Erin Eggenburg's Mending Blog — sashiko

Sashiko Style Circles

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Sashiko Style Circles

I'm always kind of amazed at how substantial a ripped and mended pair of jeans feel when you put them on and run your hands over the texture, and they only get better with time. More rips and more mending and patching, and the softest, strongest jeans that fit your body just right. 

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Patching a Pocket Puncture

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Patching a Pocket Puncture

Repair rips in your favorite jeans, giving them new life, and a cool visible mending embellishment! Using sashiko style mending, Erin Eggenburg repairs jeans otherwise meant for the landfill.

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A contemporary practice of traditional Japanese mending

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A contemporary practice of traditional Japanese mending

When you are planning a sashiko style visible mending project, take some time to consider the garment. A mending project can take an afternoon or months of little by little mending. Either way, when the mending is finished, it is a different garment from the original, and to me, feels like a work of art. 

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Mending in Modern Times

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Mending in Modern Times

Finding creative ways to mend and extend the life of loved clothing.

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Visible Mending as Wearable Art

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Visible Mending as Wearable Art

I've been working on a handful of sashiko projects, and was feeling comfortable enough in my skill to branch out into a variation that has my contemporary style combined with more traditional sashiko style mending.

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