"I had some garments distressed in ways minor but beyond my capability to repair. My efforts to do so were humiliatingly incompetent, It took me an hour to sew a button back on a shirt, and not only did the repair look like someone did it with their feet in the dark, it came loose within minutes of use. There were several shirts and some pants with that problem.
I also had a duffel bag strap that had come unstitched, and needed sturdy, load-bearing repair that I could have confidence in while traveling, walking around distant cities and tromping through airports. There was no way I could fix that convincingly. I was in despair.
Then I submitted these garments to Mend for therapy. I said that I didn't need exact matches on the buttons, as long as they were well secured.
After a lightning quick turnaround, my clothes came back immaculately repaired. Not only did the short buttons match, but the pants now have a metal stud sort of button that wild horses couldn't pull out. The duffel bag strap is more securely affixed now than it was when it was new, the stitches putting the others on the strap to shame. On top of all that, the returned clothes were so tidily, even elegantly folded that it seemed a shame to wreck that by hanging them up.
You can tell by the work that Sarah becomes one with the garment, or is a thimble whisperer, or a thread empath or something. Seriously, I'm so glad that there are affordable artisans like this in our world with expertise in things I'll never be able to comprehend, and that they live in my zip code."
-Kevin April 2019
"We love collaborating with other small businesses, especially powerhouse women-owned businesses like Mend. Sarah is fast, skilled and her prices are totally reasonable."
- Owner, Humboldt Bay Social Club January 2019
"OMG, Sarah is AMAZING!! I had ordered a dress online which took days to arrive that I needed to wear for an event like 5 days later. Not only did the shipping take forever my dress was too long! I was freaking out because i thought nobody was going to be able to alter my dress in such little time. That’s when my cousin gave me Sarah’s number and she worked her magic! The dress was done just in time and fit perfectly."
- Daisy V. November 2018
"I commissioned a Dr. Strange costume from Sarah, and she knocked it out of the park. I wore it at Comic Con in Blue Lake, and won the costume contest! Sarah's work is beautiful, and everything about the costume is high quality. She didn't take any shortcuts, and I am so happy with how it turned out!"
- Kohl J. October 2018
"I just can't say enough about the work Sarah does! I found her and instantly knew she was the best one to have part in my trailer remodel, I got my cushions reupholstered, called her back for another trailer piece, had her add some lace to a sweater, and will have her do my curtains just as soon as I can! I would recommend her to EVERYONE anytime they need anything! I can't help it, I just have to hug her. A truly beautiful person who does beautiful work!"
- Natalie K. September 2018
"Sarah has mended jeans, curtains, and jackets for me. I’ve asked for her help when other local businesses have ruined my clothes with their poor mending jobs. She is detail oriented and has 10+ years of experience. She’s the best!!!"
- Beth F. March 2018
"Sarah has impressed me countless times with her unreal attention to detail. Most recently, she made custom curtains for my storefront windows and from start to finish the process was enjoyable, efficient and just beautifully perfect. She is an amazing seamstress, but who she is as a person outshines her consistent perfection anyday. May you be so lucky to work with her!"
- Danielle F. October 2017
"I had a sweater, an unevenly-striped sweater with non-traditional colors, that a guinea pig had gnawed a hole in. I assumed it was unfixable but wore it anyway. Then Sarah got her hands on it, and it's like nothing ever happened. I have no idea how she was able to match those odd colors, in that uneven pattern, but it's like we never even owned a guinea pig. I considered witchcraft, but I think she is just that legit."
- Josie K. June 2017