Mary, our founder and volunteer for Ealing Repair Cafe was nominated for the Environmental category for the BBC Radio London Make a difference award. The full details of all the nominated BBC Radio London Environment projects nominated on Facebook Make a difference Award. BBC Radio London’s Make a Difference Awards were held at Ronnie Scott’sContinue reading “Ealing Repair makes a difference”
Want to do something a bit different when mending your clothes? Try covering holes to with embroidery in the shape of moths or butterflies using sulky stabilizer.
We kindly had a sewing machine donated to Ealing Repair cafe. Its great to be able to offer the sewing machine again. Although the majority of repairs are easier done by hand, some mends are quicker and easier using the machine. At Ealing repair cafe, we can only help with repairs, for sewing lessons orContinue reading “Ealing Repair Cafe Sewing Machine and bag”
Do you upcycle clothes and fabrics to create outfits or mend your own clothes? We are looking for your upcycled and repaired clothes to feature in EalingSewnUp Sustainable fashion show & swap in October at Gunnersbury Museum.
Come along and get some fabric at Days for Girls swap and sale on Sunday 10 July from 2.30 until 5.00 pm, at Northfields Community Centre, Ealing. Bring as much or as little fabric you want to swap. For the fabric and items you bring along, you will receive tokens (or you can buy tokens)Continue reading “Fabric Swap and Sale”
Many people are upcycling old t-shirts. You can make dusters for the house or facecloths. Here we have made it into yarn to craft with. For Jubillee I made some headbands and bracelets for the kids in red, white and blue. Cut the t-shirts into strips. You can either do this with scissors or rotaryContinue reading “Upcycling t-shirts into yarn”
We get a lot of enquiries about either sewing machine lessons or sewing machines that aren’t behaving well. Sewing machines services If your machine is misbehaving we recommend getting your machine serviced and checked for issues by these companies. Tysew, Southall Tel: 02085741750https://www.tysew.co.uk/ Mobile Sewing Engineer Tel: 077 8619 3889https://sewingmachineengineer.co.uk Olympic sewing machines, Tel: 020Continue reading “Sewing machine servicing and lessons”
Ealing repair cafe made a postbox topper to promote us and also give people inspiration for mending their clothes. Each heart shows a way you can patch or mend your clothes.
Brentford local mending group opening up in Hounslow. Running every last Friday of the month with volunteers at hand to help teach you how to mend your own clothes.
Ealing Repair Cafe has a travel iron that was kindly donated for our sessions but it has gained marks on it. Yvonne, who volunteers at our sessions has a great and simple solution, paracetamol. Yvonne makes beautiful quilts and discovered this through one of her groups, as quilting can use a lot of starch onContinue reading “Cleaning your iron”
Do you know your seam ripper from a needle threader? Ealing Repair café put together this list and guide for what you need in a basic sewing kits. If you can put your hands on these, it should get your started in patching, and darning Have a look at our sewing mending guides. Black andContinue reading “Sewing Kit Basics”
It’s London Repair Week and Ealing Repair cafe has been chosen as #Localrepairheros and have a few events we are helping people to learn how to mend and patch their clothes. We have put together some basic sewing kits and written up a sewing kit guide. We will be at: Friday, 18 March, 11 am – 3 pm Acton Market,Continue reading “London Repair Week for Ealing Repair cafe”
Here at Ealing Repair Cafe we do a lot of mending for leggings, sometimes on the knee or at the seams, leggings keep us busy with patching and sewing. One problem area for leggings is holes in crotch area and an easy solution is to add a gusset. If you add an extra small diamondContinue reading “Leggings needs mending in the crotch?”
Love or hate them Christmas Jumpers are promoted at this time of year. Fundraisers, Christmas work parties and with a limited time to wear them it’s always good to repurpose or buy second hand. However, with two out of five Christmas jumpers only being worn once over the festive period says Hubbub, it’s a primeContinue reading “Christmas Jumpers”
These are a selection of mending books along to our Ealing Repair Cafe sessions. Each has a review of what the book covers.