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Welcome to Saké Puppets! Here you'll find modern sashiko embroidery patterns inspired by Japan. Want to learn more about sashiko? Check out my how-to!


Last updated on Mar 11, 2017

Welcome to Saké Puppets! Here you'll find modern sashiko embroidery patterns inspired by Japan. Want to learn more about sashiko? Check out my how-to!



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About SakePuppets

Sales 739
On Etsy since 2010

Traditional Sashiko, Tokyo Style

After moving to Tokyo in 2010, I found it was impossible to hold off opening my Etsy shop any longer.

I left my job at an art museum in the US to live in Tokyo, and suddenly found myself with time and an enormous city to explore. I took a neighborhood class in sashiko and started editing patterns and tweaking them to suit my aesthetic. I shared my designs with friends, writing about my discoveries on my blog and with their encouragement, Saké Puppets was born.

Tokyo is an endless source of inspiration. I love the way traditional and modern meld, and how Tokyo can be calm, crazy, or incredibly weird. Eventually I found my groove, stitching and learning and walking the neighborhood.

Every day my work is a little different. While living in Japan I worked alone in my "studio," a sunny corner of my teeny Tokyo apartment where I carved a work space. I spent a lot of time preparing orders, wrapping up packages so they were fun to find in the mailbox. I studied Japanese, navigated the supermarket almost daily, and taught craft classes in a nearby park. Life was busy, but in the best possible way.

In 2014 I moved back to the United States and settled in Brooklyn, NY. I've returned to my career in art museums, discovered the garment district, and have many new and exciting sources of inspiration. Thankfully I still find time to be creative, and am always thinking about new ways to interpret sashiko in the modern world.

I love hearing from people! So please feel free to check my social media accounts, or send me a message anytime. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Owner, Designer, Maker, Photography, Shipping

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Hello, and welcome to the Saké Puppets online shop! I'm so pleased you stopped by.

All items for sale in the shop were handmade by me in my teeny (tiny) Tokyo apartment using materials acquired in Japan.

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Saké Puppets will happily accept your payment via PayPal or direct checkout.


Items will be shipped 1-2 business days after order payment has been received.

Purchases within the United States will be sent via USPS Priority Flat Rate. International orders will be sent via standard first class airmail.

Express or priority mail service with shipment tracking is available for an additional $10 with an expected delivery date of 2-4 days. If you are interested in this option, please add the express shipping option to your cart during before checkout.

Currently items are shipped from the US.

When possible I may use recycled, like-new packaging. All orders are wrapped in plastic and carefully packed in clean and sturdy containers.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duty and customs charges that may be incurred. Buyers interested in insuring their shipment should send me a convo message to discuss. I'm sorry, refunds for items lost in shipment will not be provided. However, if you have a problem with your order, please contact me and we'll work something out. I want you to be happy with your purchase. :)