Please NOTE this is a PDF FILE ONLY and not a finished product. No returns and refunds for pattern purchase.
I designed this SASHIKO KOINOBORI when my son was three years old. In Japan, we have a tradition to hang up the carp streamers called " koinobori" on children's day. Parents display it wishing for kids' healthy growth. We also use koinobori as seasonal decorations.
This pattern is easy to follow, as long as you have some basic sewing skills. It may take some time to finish though, the only technique you'll need is simple running stitch. I hope that you'll enjoy the process of stitching and spend a relaxing time while making sashiko koinobori.
【You can download TWO files:】
- Full size pattern (PDF, 4pages)
- English tutorial (PDF, 4pages)
【The tutorial includes:】
- A list of materials required.
- A list of tools required
- Size/ finishing measurements
- How to print and assemble the pattern
- Step-by-step instructions with pictures for making it
-Instructions for how to stitch TWO sashiko pattern.
1: Seigaiha (moyouzashi)
2: Gushi-sashi (hitomezashi)
- Tips to stitch more beautifully.
- A guide on how to use pattern
Printed on A4 paper：approx. 15cm×50cm
Printed on B5 paper：approx. 14cm×44cm
- 4 sheets of A4 or B5 paper to print pattern pages
- Cotton fabric, approx. 35x60cm
- Sashiko thread, approx. 15m（Or you can use embroidery thread as an alternative）
- Matching thread
- Wire (optional)
- Scotch tape
- Sashiko needle (Hand sewing needle with large eye)
- Fabric marker or chalk paper to transfer the pattern
This pattern will be available for instant download when your purchase is confirmed.
Once you have downloaded this file, you can print the pattern in A4 paper or B5 paper with your printer at home to make this project.
You must have a PDF READER on your computer to open and print this pattern. If you don’t have installed it, I suggest you to download and install the ADOBE READER here: http://www.adobe.com/
This PDF pattern is for personal use only. Please do not resell.