refresh your wardrobe

TLC for your favourite clothes

Fight fuzz and stains with these easy-to-use care tools. No sewing required!
It's the most wonderful time of the year

Mend its
in more colours

Our biggest restock ever, with 50+ new editions
Darning: Repair Make Mend – book by Hikaru Noguchi
Prym ergonomic mending needle with latch hook
Corriedale wool fleece for needle felting
from $8.00
Water-soluble stabiliser – Aqua Web & Aqua Web Plus

Coming soon-ish

Mending with Boro by Harumi Horiuchi + Mending with Kids by Nami Levy

wash-away Wonder Tape + Fray Stop

Bloody Awesome laundry products, made in Australia and thoroughly tested by me and my family of stain makers

magical mohair brushes for zhooshing hairy knitwear

magnetic needle twisters + Clover lace darning needles with bent tips
+ pin cushions so cute my kid wanted to steal them

(finally!) in two sizes

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The reviews are in 🏆

My friend placed an order with you and asked if there was anything I'd like - I took one look at your website and couldn't resist! The packaging was lovely (she let me open it so I could see how nicely it was done) and products fabulous - I love the mushrooms and beeswax in particular!

Annemarie H

It was so fun unwrapping my previous order. So sweet the way you package everything with such love and care using recycled materials.

Debbie H

Erin is brilliant to deal with; prompt, communicative, kind, and oh-so(sew)-helpful with hints, ideas, links, and suggestions. I love receiving her parcels in the mail—they're always gorgeously wrapped with upcycled/recyclable/compostable packaging and filled with practical well-made mending aids.

Diana W

Shopping here was like wandering into my auntie's sewing room and saying "Ooh, can I have that? And one of those? Oh I like that." And then she bundles it all up for me beautifully, smiles her most loving smile, gives me a warm hug and sends me on my way with a tin of home-baked biscuits, still warm from the oven. That's pretty much exactly how it felt.

Meg B

Everything I’ve bought or seen in the Modern Mending online shop is really practical and high quality, and since I have the book, I know what to do with them! I really appreciate that Erin has done a lot of work to make sure her products are as environmentally friendly as possible — it saves me the effort and I can just browse all the lovely products. The thoughtful and sustainable packaging is the icing on the cake.

Linda R

This is the best shop. I don't even like shopping (online or otherwise) but I spend more time than I care to admit browsing The photos are clear and product descriptions are spot on, including realistic advice (see description for the needle books). I bought some needles, wool and mending thread. It was beautifully packaged in what would normally be "waste" materials. brings me so much joy.

Chali E