Repair Cafe Blog

Ealing Repair makes a difference

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’s…

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.

Ealing Repair Cafe Sewing Machine and bag

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 or…

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)…

Upcycling t-shirts into yarn

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 rotary…

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: 02085741750https://www.tysew.co.uk/ Mobile Sewing Engineer Tel: 077 8619 3889https://sewingmachineengineer.co.uk Olympic sewing machines, Tel: 020…

Postbox topper arrives on Northfields Avenue

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.

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 on…

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