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    Mending Class: Sashiko Style Visible Mending

    Join Erin Eggenburg for an information packed, sashiko inspired visible mending for denim & wovens workshop. With hands-on practice, you’ll learn this simple, but useful patterned stitching technique for patching denim and other woven textiles. This is a great class for beginners and seasoned hand stitchers alike with an interest in how mending can be both functional and beautiful. 

    This 3-hour workshop includes:

    • a presentation of mending materials and how they are used in practice
    • a hands-on tutorial to practice and complete a patch, in the sashiko-style embroidery technique.
    • an explanation of how to repair specific types of mends (crotch/butt patching, threadbare areas, torn pockets, worn knees)
    • an opportunity to ask questions about your specific repair

    Materials (included)

    • denim patch for practice
    • sashiko needles
    • sashiko thread and pearl cotton
    • beeswax tin
    • printed outline

    This class will take place at Monster. Our address is 1716 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107. It's at the intersection of 17th and NW Market Street - kitty corner from Mighty-O Donuts.

    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins. 

    If you cannot attend class for any reason, we will offer an exchange to another class currently on our schedule up to 48 hours before the class. After that time, no refunds or exchanges are issued out of respect for our teachers who purchase and prepare supplies based on the number of attendees.

    Our current Covid protocol is that anyone attending an event can email us at to let us know they prefer that people wear masks up to 72 hours before the event begins. Your request is anonymous to all the other participants.

    Attendees will receive an email before the class to let them know If we will be requiring masks. We have masks available at our front desk if you don't have one handy. 

    About Your Teacher

    Erin Eggenburg is a maker, mender, and author and instructor who resides in Portland, OR. She is the owner of wrenbirdarts, an embroidery and mending supply shop, and author of The Mending Directory. Erin teaches a variety of visible mending and embroidery classes regularly. Learn more about her visible mending projects at

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Destinee Evers
    I learned SO MUCH with this class

    Would definitely take again! I learned a ton and the instructor was very knowledgable. Looking forward to using my newfound skills!

    Excellent class

    Erin does a great job of simplifying and taking us through the essential beginners steps of visible mending. I learned some helpful tips and principles for making my mending projects durable, comfortable and beautiful.