tips & tricks

back Several ways to (learn to) mend your own clothes

  • Repair Cafés are gatherings where people work (together) at repairing things that are broken. The items that are fixed range from clothes to electrical appliances, furniture, bikes and computers. Tools and knowhow are provided.
  • Online tips & tricks: The internet is full of tips, tricks and tutorials. The website of Care2, for instance, lists some of the most important tips for mending clothes, such as:
    • how to sew a button
    • how to darn a sock
    • how to patch a hole in jeans
    • how to mend a ripped seam
    • how to hem pants
  • Knitting and sewing cafés or workshops are everywhere these days. Check the internet for local initiatives. Some examples to get you going:
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