Sashiko Summer Slip Ons

A Two Session Virtual Class with Sanae Ishida

Simple Sashiko embroidery pairs beautifully with these entirely hand-stitched and customizable slip on house shoes. Lightweight yet sturdy, the slip ons are ideal for the warmer months. The construction process is calming and meditative — you’ll not only want to make a set for yourself but for loved ones as well.

This two session class will include a brief overview of the history of Sashiko embroidery and will provide step-by-step instructions for creating fully lined, hand sewn slip ons. A PDF tutorial document with alternative sewing methods and Sashiko pattern options will also be provided.

Dates + Time
Thursdays, July 18th & 25th, 2024

3 – 5:30 pm ET 

Virtual Class: $120

Zoom, access link will be sent out the day before the first class.


Classes will be recorded. A link to the recording will be emailed to all registrants following the final live session and available for one month.

Class Materials & Supplies 

  • Printable pattern pieces (will be sent to all students the week of class)
  • Ruler
  • Removable marking tool such as chalk or frixion pen
  • Pins and wonder clips
  • Scissors (for cutting template)
  • Scotch tape
  • Fabric shears
  • Snips
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Sashiko or embroidery needle
  • Polyester thread
  • Sashiko thread or embroidery floss
  • Iron and pressing surface
  • Upper exterior fabric: at least 25” wide x 15” high
  • Upper lining and sole lining fabric: at least 40” wide x 15” high
  • Fusible fleece for sole lining:  at least 10” wide x 15” high
  • Sole fabric:  at least 10” wide x 15” high

Recommended Fabrics

  • Exterior upper fabric = linen, linen blends, cotton, chambray
  • Lining upper fabric = linen or cotton
  • Sole = suede, faux suede or Dritz anti-skid gripper fabric
  • Sole lining = linen or cotton

Finished Dimensions

Extra small: Approximately 3 1/2” wide x 8 1/4” long

Small: Approximately 4” wide x 8 3/4” long

Medium: Approximately 4 1/4” wide x 9 3/8” long

Large: Approximately 4 1/2” wide x 10” long

Extra Large: Approximately 4 3/4” wide x 10 5/8” long


Sanae Ishida

Sanae Ishida writes, draws, sews and takes photos almost every day. Based in Seattle, Washington, she is the author and illustrator of many books, including the Sanae Ishida Sews series and Little Kunoichi, The Ninja Girl series. Both she and her daughter have too many handmade clothes. Find more of her work at and @sanaeishida on Instagram.


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