Hello and welcome! I’m Susie, an Australian who’s been living in Beijing since 2003.

While I never felt like I was good at art, I have always enjoyed making and creating things – stuff I can use or wear, things in my style that also serve a purpose.

I took up sewing a few years ago and then got really into making my own shoes and bags too.

In 2020, I opened Make Me to teach workshops in Beijing. We have a studio where we hold workshops in the beautiful Beijing hutong area between Dongzhimen and Beixinqiao. I have a passion for creating, making and sharing what I learn along the way. I hope you can join me in the studio some time to make something that you will enjoy for years to come.

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Photo of Susie HartSusie Hart started Make Me in September 2020. An Aussie living in Beijing since 2003, she never really recovered from her first visit to a shoe shop whereupon enquiring about sizes she was informed, “Your feet are too big.” She now strives to support all the generously-footed peoples of this small-shoed city, as well as those who just really want to make their own awesome shoes.