This month's Le Challenge theme is Small and I had no trouble deciding on what I was going to make: a Sashiko phone case for my new phone. This was my very first time at trying my hand at Sashiko, so please be kind!! The fabric I used is a linen/viscose blend which I used to make this dress and is a deep purple colour, not quite the intense indigo that is traditionally used.
Sashiko thread should be quite thick - I used two threads of some embroidery floss which I already had in my stash. Cottonpatch have a range of threads, patterns and the unusual thimble in stock.
I sketched my freehand design on my fabric with some fabric chalk.
I found it quite tricky to embroider such a lightweight fabric - I could really have done with an embroidery hoop! There is an art to getting the stitch and gap ratio correct, and I don't even pretend that I managed it! But I did try the technique of putting lots of stitches on my needle and then pushing the fabric through.
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