Sewing by Yukari Meldrum

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. 

 

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.  

Mending

 

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 s 7-8 meters long, and this can take a lot of hours to prepare and sew...) 

Sewing lesson

Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew? I can help you with that. I am an experienced teacher in languages and translation, and I am also 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. A second person's fee will be 50% off. Please contact me with any questions.

Fees

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$25/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$25 (only within the Anthony Henday circle in Edmonton)

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

 

  • Minimum charge: one hour 

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

​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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