Sewing by Yukari Meldrum
Handmade items on Etsy
Handmade items are listed on Y's creation, my Etsy shop page.
I had such a great time making all the items like pouches, bags, pen cases, cosmetic cases... I make them with fabrics I find pretty from different fabric stores. Believing that recycling and upcycling is important, I also use rescued fabrics like Japanese kimono and upholstery remnants.
If you live in Edmonton and can pick up the item(s), I provide a discount. Please contact me.
If you have been dreaming of a specific item but cannot find it in a store, I may be able to help. I can sew almost anything if you have a sewing pattern, fabric, and notions (like zippers, buttons, etc.). Or, I can also make anything you see on Y's creation (my Etsy shop) using a different fabric such as your favourite fabric. If you need help with what you need to order your item, please feel free to contact me. I also sew blackout curtains for optics labs for Grayflare Inc. Please check them out as well.
I can help you if you have a button that you need me to sew it back on, if you need a patch on the knee area of your favourite pair of pants, or if you need to have a zipper replaced on the jacket you love.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew? I can help you with that. I am an experienced teacher in languages and translation, but I am comfortable teaching you anything I know how to do. You can learn to make a perfect skirt that you just cannot find in a store, you can learn how to install zippers, or you can also choose to make something simple to start with. You can bring your own sewing machine if you have one, or you can use one of my sewing machines in my sewing studio. Up to two people can be accommodated, so you can ask your friend to come along, too. Please contact me with any questions you may have.
Fees will depend on the hours required to finish the task.
Sewing and mending starts at $25/hour, and it may change according to the technicality and difficulty of the project.
Sewing lesson is $30/hour for one person or $50/hour for two people.
Minimum charge: half an hour
Accepted method of payment: cash, credit card (on PayPal or Square), PayPal, money order, personal check, or iTunes or other gift cards
If you'd rather not pay cash for above services, bartering is an option. This is one way it can work: I can spend four hours making you a shirt, and you can spend four hours doing what you are good at for me. For example, I am learning to knit and crochet, so you can teach me how to do these things. Or, we can exchange items that we both agree on. In the past, I exchanged my services for items and services such as home cooked meals, cutting some wood pieces, handmade items, and more. So, please feel free to contact me.
She took my ideas, and made them a reality. Yukari’s stitching is impeccable, and we had a lot of fun brainstorming ideas! [Read more]
I really appreciated her attention to detail [...] I will certainly seek her services again! [Read more]
- F. C.
Love the convertible bag backpack/mini purse duo that Yukari made. I am looking forward to using them for a long time to come. [Read more]
- B. L.
She did such a good job [...], and they look great! [Read more]
- Cathy & Uwe