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Custom sewing

Handmade items

I always have a great time making things 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. Please contact me

Custom sewing

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 a garment if you have a sewing pattern, fabric, and notions (like zippers, buttons, etc.). Please read more information about custom sewing for garments


Or, I can also make pouches and bags you see on my photo gallery using a different fabric such as your favourite fabric. I can be creative with other non-garment items, meaning that I can probably make a sewing pattern for your item. 


I ask you to provide the fabric for your project, and I can help you figure out how much fabric is needed for your project. 


If you need help with what you need to order your item, please feel free to contact me


I also sew laboratory-quality blackout and laser safety curtains 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. I can also mend worn areas such as those on socks. 

Please note that, in general, hemming is cheaper elsewhere in town because of the way my fees are charged. (For example, a dress hem can be as long as eight metres long, and this can take a lot of hours to prepare and sew.) This is true with other alterations, such as shortening sleeves, pant legs, and sewing on buttons. If you cannot find anyone else to do it, I can always help, but please understand my pricing standards. I do not like quick and cheap jobs, so I always make sure a job is done well. 


Fees will depend on the hours required to finish the task.


  • Custom sewing, mending, and sewing lesson start at CAD$30/hour, and it may change according to the technicality and difficulty of the project. Please know that projects requiring hand sewing will take longer time. 

  • ​Shopping for notions and/or fabric at a physical store: CAD$30/store (you will be charged for your purchases; this service may require a deposit)

  • Driving to your location to take measurements, assess the situation, etc.: CAD$30 (only within the Anthony Henday circle in Edmonton)


  • Minimum charge: one hour 

  • Accepted method of payment: e-transfer (preferred), cash, or credit card (PayPal or Square)

  • Do you want to exchange your hour(s) to my hour(s)? I'm open to the hour exchange. Please contact me

​Happy Voices:

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]

- Dawn

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 

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