Linked Squares Sashiko Template will give you the confidence to draw an interlocking diamond sashiko pattern with accuracy and ease.
This stencil will allow you to mark the perfect stitch length for transferring linked squares onto fabric—simply mark your fabric with a bohin pencil or fine point chalk pencil in the spaces provided. You’ll never again need to guess the number of stitches required for the best outcome.
Linked Squares Sashiko Template is available in the following sizes
4½” square (11.45cm²)
8½” square (21.6cm²)
The template is thick enough to use as a ruler, allowing you to cut perfectly square sashiko blocks. It’s so easy to get creative and draw any number of linked diamond pattern variations—create your own interlocking squares design unique to you. If you need to refresh the design, just place your stencil back over the fabric and re-do.
Measurement markers are displayed on the template so you can enlarge the pattern to suit your project.
About the pattern
Linked Squares is an example of how geometric sashiko patterns can evolve out of traditional Japanese designs. Traditional patterns in sashiko can be traced back to the Edo period when they were first used as a form of decorative reinforcement stitching.