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Make & Mends


We all have that one piece of clothing that we loved too much, and wish we had the sewing skills to bring it back to its former glory. The team from Sew Make Create have the tools you need to start upcycling and reworking your beloved and broken garments.  

In the Concert Hall Northern Foyer.

Talks & Ideas | Antidote 

“When you mend your own clothes you have a special connection with the piece you created and have a memorable experience making it”

Melissa Tan-Lu

Get handy with a needle and thread

Every ten minutes, Australians dispose of 6,000 kilograms of fashion and textile waste. Fast fashion comes at an enormous cost, filling our landfill. But when you can purchase a new outfit in a few clicks, and few of us have the practical skills that were widespread generations ago, what do we do when garments fall apart at the seams?

Enter Melissa Tan-Lu. The designer and businesswoman working to bring us these skills as an antidote to fast-fashion. Join Sew Make Create for a fun workshop where you can get handy with a needle and thread, and learn how to hem and mend - all in the name of waste minimisation.

More about Sew Make Create...

Sew Make Create is the vision of fashion and accessory designer, Melissa Tan-Lu. She combines her love of eco-friendly design, handcrafting techniques and industry experience to create a collaborative space where designers, artists, entrepreneurs and the community can meet.

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