Boro Mending with Sashiko Stitches (Ages 10+) August 10, 2024

Aug 10, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM


Marine Mills Folk School, 550 Pine Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $55.00

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Boro mending with sashiko stitches

*July and August classes will open to members on May 14 and non-members on May 16. Not a member? Sign up here. *

Boro is derived from the Japanese term ‘Boroboro’ which means something tattered or repaired. In this class, you will learn the ancient and gentle Japanese art of Boro using simple Sashiko stitches. In Boro, mending isn’t meant to be invisible. Part of the beauty of the final product is in the visibility of the process itself.

In this class, we will mend jeans (or any article of clothing) with patches and visible stitches. You will learn the skills to upcycle those jeans with holes and create a whole new, one-of-a-kind garment! Students should bring a pair of jeans or other article of clothing that they want to enhance with decorative mending. A typical pair of jeans takes 10-12 hours of patching and stitching to complete, so obviously this will be an introduction only!

Boro mendingStudents are asked to bring:

  • Odd pieces of fabric or old, worn clothes can be upcycled to ensure nothing is wasted. 
  • water or snacks (optional)

Skill Level 
No sewing experience needed.

Age Requirement
Students ages 10 and older are welcome to attend this class. Ages 10-15 must register with another registered adult. Ages 16-17 can register with parent permission, which you can give with an email to

Location Details
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost Details
Tuition: $45
Materials fee: $10
Total cost: $55
*If you are bringing a child age 12 or under, you do not have to pay the tuition fee for them. Just select the “Child 12 and under add-on” when you check out, which covers their materials fee.

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance a teacher’s need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.