Mend and Make Do

Repair or Alter Your Own Clothes


Bring along your items of clothing to be repaired or altered by you. There will be a machine provided for you to use, as well as some basic colours of thread, buttons and fabric.

 The tutor is Kathryn Marks from Meraki Cottage - Sewing and Craft School. Kathryn is a registered primary school teacher with many years of experience in teaching and a great love of all things sewn, or otherwise crafted. She creates items which she sells as well as mending, altering and making clothing for others. 

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What you will learn

  • Turn up a hem
  • Replace a button
  • Make simple alterations

What you will get

  • The useful skill of being able to repair or alter items of clothing, thus saving them from landfill.
Parking Info

Plenty of Parking at Wyalla Plaza. Class in Shop 9.

What to bring

  • Item to be repaired or altered
  • Matching thread, button or zipper if you have them

What to wear

Comfy clothing

Appropriate for

Anyone wanting to learn these simple skills.

Meraki Cottage

Vendor since 2017

Meraki Cottage provides classes for children and adults in many areas of handcraft, in particular, sewing. The name Meraki was chosen because it is a Greek word meaning to do something with love, passion or soul. 

Meraki Cottage is owned and run by me, Kathryn. I am a registered teacher who loves learning and craft, so putting these two together and delivering them with passion, will mean that a little bit of my soul is in every class I teach.

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Refund Policy

Meraki Cottage requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Meraki Cottage to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Meraki Cottage or organised by Meraki Cottage must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Meraki Cottage.


I agree to give Meraki Cottage unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Meraki Cottage classes and events or on Meraki Cottage's premises. (For use of Meraki Cottage marketing materials).


Meraki Cottage requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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