Services & skills

Mend is a locally owned sewing & repair studio in beautiful Arcata, California.  Services include everything from repairing handcrafted family heirlooms, to altering a secondhand fashion score. Mending projects for Humboldt County by appointment, and for long distance clients by mail.

Sarah Boyd has been sewing, crocheting, and crafting since she was a girl. Years of working beside her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother gave her a wealth of memories and knowledge.  Making and altering her own clothes and accessories was a great way to hone her craft and express her sense of style. When Sarah moved to California's gorgeous north coast to study at Humboldt State University, she began working in a local sewing shop. She has remained a familiar face there for over 15 years. After earning a degree in Zoology, she continued to work in her field of passion by teaching knitting and growing her sewing business. 

Mending old treasures & new favorites


Sarah Boyd

When not mending, Sarah can be found cooking and caring for her children, knitting, running through the Redwood forests, or leading her fearless Girl Scout Troop.