How to use dissolvable sashiko templates

stitching tutorials Apr 14, 2021

Some sashiko patterns are quite complex to look at, let alone draw onto your fabric prior to stitching the design.

This tutorial shows you how to use dissolvable sashiko templates as a quick and easy way to transfer your design - which means you can start sewing the pattern asap (because, that is the fun part).

Its perfect for mending holes in jeans, patchwork or stitching a decorative design onto your clothes.


  • Stick the pattern to the top of your fabric.

  • Stitch the sashiko pattern, using running stitch. 

  • When finished, rinse the area under running water. I like to use warm water, just because its nice on my hands, but any temperature will work. Watch the transfer completely disappear (dissolve) before your very eyes!

  • Let dry and use. It could be as a patch on your clothes, or as part of a larger project (coaster etc)

If you’d like to learn how to draw and stitch these designs from scratch, check out my on demand courses here >>


Hi, I'm Kate!

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