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 under the name of Sisters Knot as well as mending, altering and making clothing for others. She lives in Flora Hill with her two Uni going sons and one very spoilt small dog.

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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.

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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