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Sachiko: Sewing patches with Japanese embroidery

The next time you want to sew patches, in cloth garments or patches in wool clothes, you can do it in Japanese style.

Boro means “patches” and is used to describe the recycled garments that the peasants once used in Japan, embroidered with art. Each garment is patched with pieces of cloth carefully sewn, which form a unique embroidered pattern.

Today we will see how to sew boro patches with the Japanese embroidery techniques Sachiko, and another interesting technique: to make patches on woolen garments with embroidery.

Look how great! (/ ‿ \)❤

How to sew boro patches with Sachiko

Boron garments are sewn using Japanese Sashiko embroidery techniques.

It is about creating handmade designs by sewing patches with hand stitches that form a patchwork pattern.

The fabrics of the patches are chosen according to their color and pattern.

And combine to make a unique patch following a free pattern, created by each person who makes the patch.

The fabrics thus are sewn from a patchwork of patches with Sachiko stitches.

This is patchwork art. ♥

The color and design of boron is not the only attraction of these garments, but they are used for a long time, therefore they have a long family history.

In addition, nowadays the garments with patches, of bohemian style, are very fashionable and to do it has an ecological value for the reuse of fabrics and clothes.

To make patches on Boro-style clothing, the Japanese embroidery techniques Sachiko can be used, which teaches us how to make precise, neat hand stitches, which form beautiful geometric designs.

Sew patches with Sachiko

Boron patches are sewn with stitches forming dotted lines or various designs. For these complex drawings, the shape is drawn on water-soluble paper and then marked with stitches.
This is the basic stitch for sewing patches on boron garments.

With patience and love, they put on new clothes with a modern touch and boho. Any garment can be recycled in this way, and also repair accessories, such as handbags or purses.

Clothing designers are increasingly using these patching techniques to style their creations.

Nowadays, “trashion” is very fashionable, which is a word composed of “trash” (trash) and “fashion” fashion. It is about reusing garments to create original recycled models of great beauty.

Ideal for recycling clothes.

Sew patches on wool garments

This technique is exactly what I was looking for to repair my woolen garments. It is ideal to make a decorative patch on the elbows or make a patch where some points have been released.

Look how easy it is to make and how nice the patch is. (╹◡╹)
Is there a better way to recycle than to give new life to the clothes we love?

Thanks for giving you a little walk through my craft diary ♥

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