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.
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.
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/sewing-machine-service-prices-repair-charges/ Olympic sewing machines, Tel: 020Continue reading “Sewing machine servicing and lessons”
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?”
These are a selection of mending books along to our Ealing Repair Cafe sessions. Each has a review of what the book covers.
My son is constantly wearing holes in his trousers. These are school PE trousers so kept the visible mend understated so he can still wear them for school. I used the visible mending technique called Boro stitch. Firstly find a patch suitable for the area. For this one, I used an old t-shirt as itContinue reading “Mending pile: All about knees”