Teaching patching and darning textiles to get the most our clothes and textiles.
Ealing Repair café encourages the mending of clothes and textiles. We want to get more people valuing and wearing their clothes for longer and to move away from fast disposable fashion. We run friendly monthly gatherings around Ealing, giving suggestions and show examples of repairs done by our community. Donate to us to help us do more at our Collectiv.
Ealing Repair Cafe offers advice on how to mend by sewing, embroidery, visible mending, patching, boro and sashiko stitching. At sessions we help by providing sewing equipment, threads and fabric for patches.
Ealing Repair Cafe has monthly meet ups at various locations around Ealing. Contact us regarding pop up and partner events.
How to repair and patch
Guides on what to have in your sewing kit, how to repair, patch, darn and use embroidery to cover holes and rips. Plus upcycling projects to use your scraps.
News & Blog
News on Ealing Repair Cafe and what we have been up to at our sessions and news relating to repairing, avoiding Fast Fashion, encouraging a circular economy and craftivism.
A lovely social way of encouraging me to attack the mending pileOlivia
Creative mending and thoughtful help with any stitching problem – stopped me throwing things away and also makes boring school uniform repairs more than tolerable if with a lovely chatty bunch!Jenny
Had a great time – thanks for all your help and inspiration!!Sarah
Ealing Repair cafe has encouraged me to do more mending and shown me more options to mend like visible mending and patching.Zoe