Clothing Repairathon + Free Mending Workshop Dec. 9 at YIMBY Festival

Volunteers are ready to repair your holey sweaters, ripped jeans and reattach those missing buttons, just in time for winter! Join us at the YIMBY Festival, Saturday Dec. 9 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Metro Hall (55 John St.) in room 803, where volunteers will be mending clothes for free.

Want to learn how to repair your own clothes? We’ll also be running a free workshop on Mending Tips and Tricks from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Join us and learn some basic mending skills including how to sew up a fallen hem, reattaching a button and repairing small holes and tears. If you have any items in need of repair, bring them along to practice on. We’ll have scraps to practice on as well. Please sign up for the workshop here.

As a volunteer-driven group we’re always looking for sewers of all skill levels. We’re a friendly and fun group who loves sharing our skills and giving back to the community. Love to help out? Please sign up at app.repairathon.com to hear about upcoming events all year long.

October news roundup

Next Repairathon

November 5th at the Wychwood Barns. We will also be running another event in January in Regent Park, details to come.

Repairathon in London

Filthy Rebena, a vintage store in London, Ont. is hosting a repairathon on Thursday, October 26th. Tell your friends in London!

What to do with unwanted sewing machines

People often wish to donate sewing machines to us. We don’t have the capacity for this now, so we are working on a list of places which do. Let us know in the comments below if your are with or know of an organization that could accept sewing machines, especially if they can take machines which may need repairs.

Supplies we’re looking for

Our great volunteers got together to sort and organize all of our supplies, and see what we’re missing. If you’ve got fabric scissors, a seam ripper, an iron, a three-prong extension cord, zippers, or needle-nose pliers you’d be willing to part with, let us know.

Volunteers Barbara, Jenny, Bianca, and Carmel organizing our supplies.

Volunteers wanted

We get asked to run a lot of events, all around and even outside of Toronto. We’d love to do them all. If you’d be interested in volunteering at a repairathon in your neighbourhood, we’d love your help. No experience required.

Clothing Repairathon Nov. 5 at Ecofair at the Barns

Got a tear? Get it repaired! Volunteers will be mending clothes for free, Sunday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wychwood Barns as part of Ecofair at the Barns.

Find our table and bring your ripped jeans, holey sweaters and shirts in need of buttons to have them repaired just in time for winter. Does your coat need a new zipper? Please bring one as we don’t always have the right size. Please bring a maximum of two items per person. And keep in mind, that we don’t do alterations, just repairs. Hope to see you there!

As a volunteer-driven group we’re always looking for sewers of all skill levels. We’re a friendly and fun group who loves sharing our skills and giving back to the community. Love to help out? Please sign up at app.repairathon.com to hear about upcoming events all year long.

Clothing Repairathon September 30 at Withrow Farmers’ Market

Clothes need repairs? Don’t ditch ’em, stitch em! Bring your ripped and torn clothes to Withrow Park Farmers’ Market on Sept. 30 w’here Repairathon volunteers will be happy to mend them for free! Yes, free! Find our table from 9 a.m. till noon as part of the Autumn Makers’ Market where volunteers will fix your frocks.

Please bring a maximum of two items per person. And keep in mind, that we don’t do alterations, just repairs.

As a volunteer-driven group we’re always looking for sewers of all skill levels. We’re a friendly and fun group who loves sharing our skills and giving back to the community. Love to help out? Please sign up at app.repairathon.com to hear about upcoming events all year long.

If you are a community group or organization who would like to host us, please get in touch. We still have spots open for 2017 season and would love to hold events in neighbourhoods across the city.

Clothing Repairathon August 26 at Parents for Better Beginnings in Regent Park

Busted buttons? Shirt need a stitch? Bring them to Parents for Better Beginnings on Saturday, August 26, where Toronto Clothing Repairathon volunteers will be fixing clothes for free. We’ll be at 38 Regent Street from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m., fixing rips, tears and offering a simple clothing repair workshop.

Please bring a maximum of two items per person. And keep in mind, that we don’t do alterations, just repairs.

Love to sew? We’re always looking for sewers of all skill levels. We’re a friendly and fun group who loves sharing our skills and giving back to the community. Love to help out? Please sign up at app.repairathon.com to hear about upcoming events all year long.

Clothing Repairathon on July 15 at Withrow Park Farmers’ Market

Love your clothes? Don’t toss them, fix them! Bring your beloved ripped jeans, your favourite holey sweater and that great shirt that’s missing a button to Toronto Clothing Repairathon. Volunteers will be happy to mend your clothes for free! Yes, for free. Find our table at Withrow Park Farmers’ Market on July 15 from 9 a.m. till noon, and we’ll do our best to repair your clothing.

Please bring a maximum of two items per person. And keep in mind, that we don’t do alterations, just repairs. We’ll mend rips, tears, holes, hems, reattach buttons and more.

As a volunteer-driven group we’re always looking for sewers of all skill levels. We’re a friendly and fun group who loves sharing our skills and giving back to the community. Love to help out? Please sign up at app.repairathon.com to hear about upcoming events all year long.

If you are a community group or organization who would like to host us, please get in touch. We still have spots open for 2017 season and would love to hold events in neighbourhoods across the city.

Clothing Repairathon June 11 at The Leslieville Flea

Join us at The Leslieville Flea on Sunday, June 11 where we’ll be hosting our second clothing repairathon of the year. Volunteers will be mending clothes for free at Ashbridge Estate from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.

Bring your items in need of repair and volunteers will mend them, for free. Please bring a maximum of two items per person.

We’re excited to get sewing this season. If you are a community group or organization who would like to host us, please get in touch. We still have spots open for 2017 season and would love to hold events in neighbourhoods across the city.

As a volunteer-driven group we’re always looking for sewers of all skill levels. We’re a friendly and fun group who loves sharing our skills and giving back to the community. Love to help out? Please sign up at app.repairathon.com to hear about upcoming events all summer long.

Repairathon April 23 at the Toronto Zoo

Toronto Clothing Repairathon is back for a 2017 full of mending, sewing and more. We’re excited to kick off the year with an wild event at the Toronto Zoo!
Join us on Sunday, April 23 at the Toronto Zoo’s Education Auditorium, where we’ll be repairing clothing items for free from noon till 2 p.m. Please bring a maximum of two items per person, please.

Want to learn how to repair your own clothes? We’ll also be running a free workshop on Mending Tips and Tricks at the Wild Connections Tent (beside the panda exhibit) from 3 to 4 p.m. Join us and learn some basic mending skills including how to sew up a fallen hem, reattaching a button and repairing small holes and tears. If you have any items in need of repair, bring them along to practice on.

We’re excited to get sewing this season. If you are a community group or organization who would like to host us, please get in touch. We’re planning our 2017 season now and would love to hold repairathons in different neighbourhoods across the city.

We are a volunteer-driven group and are always looking for volunteers at all skill levels to join us at events. We’re a friendly and fun group who loves sharing our skills and giving back to the community. Love to help out? Please sign up at app.repairathon.com to hear about upcoming events all summer long.

Also, don’t miss any of our events! Join our Google Group to stay updated on all our upcoming repairathons.

Happy mending!

Repairathon Nov. 6 at Wychwood Barns EcoFair

Join us Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. at Artscape Wychwood Barns for a day of free clothing repairs as part of Ecofair at the Barns.

We’re excited to be mending, fixing and repairing clothing for free as part of this eco-friendly event. Extend the life of your wardrobe by bringing us your holey sweaters and coats with missing buttons. Friendly volunteers will be happy to mend them. Please bring no more than 3 items of clean clothing in need of repair.

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Love sewing? Join us! We’re always looking for crafty folks to sew on a button or two. Meet other sewers and help the community. Sign up with our event planning app or swing by our table at our next event.

Clothing Repairathon Aug. 13 at Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market

Torn jeans? Don’t toss em, repair em! Toronto Clothing Repairathon will be mending clothing for free at Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market on Saturday Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. till noon.

Volunteers are ready to work their magic on all your holey sweaters and coats with missing buttons.Come by with clean clothing in need of small repairs, not more than 2-3 per person.

Sandwich board art by Withrow Park Farmers' Market

Sandwich board art by Withrow Park Farmers’ Market

Love sewing? Join us! We’re always looking for crafty folks to sew on a button or two. Meet other sewers and help your community. Sign up with our event planning app or swing by our table at our next event.