Meet Sharn

Hi, I’m Sharn. I am the hands behind Make + Mend.
I have been working in the field of sustainable fashion for many years, as a designer, business owner, pattern maker and seamstress. In 2021, my family and I made the move from Auckland to the sleepy Bay of Plenty village of Athenree. From here in my home studio I am now sharing my knowledge of sustainable fashion through the art of repair and teaching those who want to learn the craft of sewing.

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Duffle Bag DIY

Make your own Duffle bag, a pattern from My Keeper. In this beginner friendly workshop, you will be guided step by step to sew your own duffle bag complete with a zip. Enjoy learning a new life skill, making new friendships, creating space for your creative self, and of course enjoying a new overnight bag at the end of it.May 11th 10am – 12pm $95 Katikati Arts Junction

Teens learn to sew

Exciting news for teens this year, Im moving my home private lessons into a workshop format, running them in 5 week blocks from Ranger Studios, Waihi Beach.

Kids Sewing Workshop

School Holidays Workshop for keen little sewers aged 7 +. We will be sewing a little fishy Purse. Sewing machines and fabrics provided.

Don't throw it out, fix it

Get in touch for any clothing repairs or alterations

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