Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald

Maker + mender in Melbourne, Australia

I’ve been making and mending clothes since childhood. I’m passionate about visible mending — beautiful, colourful repairs that start conversations about our relationship with stuff — and making things better than new.

Follow me on Instagram to see new work, or search for #remadebyELF for previous examples.

I’m the author and photographer of the book Modern Mending, and shopkeeper, copywriter and photographer at

Community: My Facebook group Modern Mending Club is a great way to crowdsource mending advice and get some mend-spiration.

Commissions: I take clothes-mending commissions, but I’m slow, not cheap and only offer visible mending for clients. My wait time is usually a few months. If you’re not in a hurry, get in touch. Otherwise, I’d love to teach you how to mend your clothes (see “Workshops” below, or get my book!), and it’s a much more inexpensive solution, as time is the biggest factor in my pricing.

Workshops: I teach mending workshops in Melbourne, online and occasionally elsewhere in Australia. View my schedule to see what’s coming up or subscribe to my mailing list to hear about new workshops first.