These pretty fabric-covered buttons are stitched with Japanese kogin embroidery. They are quick and easy to make, and so satisfying you will want to make a whole bunch!
Each kit comes with the material to make three covered buttons. Plastic button forms are included. Sew them onto clothing or bags, or add your own findings -- think magnets, brooch pins, or hair elastics -- to finish them as desired.
Kogin is a form of sashiko stitching that uses running stitches to create a repeating geometric pattern. Similar to pattern darning, kogin is quick to learn and fun to stitch! Kogin is a counted thread technique, so the pattern is not printed on the fabric like in other forms of sashiko. Instead you follow a stitching chart like you do in cross stitch.
- Cotton evenweave fabric
- Cotton kogin thread
- Kogin needle
- Three plastic button forms
- Stitching chart
The instructions included in the kit are in Japanese only, but we have a detailed introduction to kogin stitching on our blog to get you started!