Sashiko Scrap Bag – Upcycle Project

Scraps can take many forms. Don’t forget to consider the pile of old denim as a quality source of scraps.

Sashiko Scrap Bag Tote Tutorial

Sashiko is a form of Japanese embroidery using basic running stitch to create geometric patterns. Incorporating scraps into the base fabric adds so much more dimension and texture. Consider using different fabric weights such as denim, chambray, canvas, quilting cotton, and twill.

Upcycled Denim Tote

The hand stitching is a perfect pastime while binge-watching your favorite show. We love the simple look of stripes from the repeated running stitch, but take a look at Pinterest for tons of Sashiko eye candy. Once you have the base fabric stitched, you can transform it into pillows, totes, zipper bags, and more. Find the upcycled tote tutorial by clicking the link below.

Get started with a Sashiko running stitch with the video below. Happy stitching!

See more of our favorite things to do with denim scraps here.