Visible Mending

Do you have a piece of clothing that you love dearly but is in need of a bit of TLC? Then you’re in the right place!

I offer a garment repair service to help reinforce worn areas, fix holes and tears, or cover up stains on most clothing items. (I don’t fix zippers, seams or sew on buttons - please contact your local tailor for this kind of help). 

Using either patch repair, woven darning, or swiss darning, I create mends that honour the way we wear (and wear out) our clothing.

How does the service work?

Please get in touch via the contact form using the button below, or via email, to discuss. I’ll need a few images in order to give you repair type suggestions and estimate how long the mend will take. 


In acknowledgement of the signifiant wage imbalance in South Africa, I’ve decided to implement a sliding scale hourly rate for my mending work in the hope that this might help make it even just a little more inclusive for you.

I encourage you to choose the rate that is most accessible to you and your financial situation - there is no right or wrong answer here! 

Mending Rates : 

Plain Weave : R150 / hour

Twill : R350 / hour

Satin : R600 / hour 

I’ve named these after the 3 foundational types of weave structures (in weaving, each weave structure is defined by the way the warp and weft are interlaced each other) and each is fundamental in creating woven fabric -  most of the other types of weaves are derived from these three basic structures or their combination. If you’d like to learn more, you can head over to my glossary.