I’m a big fan of hand stitching, but I do own 7 or 8 sewing machines, most of them 50-100 years old and not capable of more than a straight stitch. I do frequently meet people who are happy with their sashiko machines but I’ve never used a sashiko machine myself. I can tell you that no, hand sashiko thread won’t work in your machine as it’s far too thick, but other than that, the machine is a mystery to me.
After watching this video I can understand the appeal of a machine that produces a stitch that resembles hand stitching, if only from the front, but I’m still going to stick with my handwork. It’s much more satisfying to me.
What’s your take on the sashiko machine? Would you, or do you use one? Tell me what you think.