Repair Cafe Blog

Water dissolvable patching with Sulky

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.

Sustainable fashion show needs your outfits

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.

Fabric Swap and Sale

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”

Sewing machine servicing and lessons

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: 02085741750 Mobile Sewing Engineer Tel: 077 8619 3889 Olympic sewing machines, Tel: 020Continue reading “Sewing machine servicing and lessons”

Brentfords clothes repair

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.

Cleaning your iron

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”

Sewing Kit Basics

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”


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