My mom taught me to hand sew sometime between age three and six, to knit at seven, and to use a sewing machine at 13.

For more than half my life, I’ve mended, altered, and made some of my own clothes. They aren’t always perfect, but with every project, I learn something new. In 2020, I launched Marga Mends and started to sew for outside clients. My goal is to reduce clothing consumption and waste by fixing existing clothes and, when new clothes are needed, to make them out of left-over or sustainably produced fabric.

To see examples of my work, please view my gallery. Visit my Mend page to learn more about my mending services. My Make page has information on how to hire me to upcycle for you: I can transform your old clothes/fabric/yarn into something else that's more useful to you. Visit my Bonanza Booth to view or purchase any upcycled or pre-owned items that I may have for sale at any given time. To receive infrequent updates, join my mailing list.