Repairs in November…

signAnna and Shirley created a patch for Anna’s favorite coat which had a torn lining under the arm.




Hannah fixed the belt hoop on her trousers by inserting a piece of fabric where a tear had developed.

trousersSam created a button hole on a skirt that originally fastened with a hook and eye.

2015-11-28-14.012015-11-28-14.032015-11-28-14.05She was shown by Shirley how to use the button hole feature on her sewing machine.


Ali started to make stands for the Bevy Christmas decorations out of sections of tree trunk

2015-11-28-14.402015-11-28-12.57and fixed an old kitchen chair.

IMG_2931A coffee machine, that was failing to let coffee through was checked out by Mattia. He diagnosed that nothing was blocking the group head so he suggested running some de-scaler through it. If this doesn’t work then Elena will bring it back and Mattia will take it apart for a more detailed examination.

2015-11-28-12.28IMG_2929IMG_2933Mattia repaired Sarah’s lamp by changing the fuse to a 3 amp.


2015-11-28-14.022015-11-28-14.02Danny a new volunteer, took a look at Betty’s portable CD system. Unfortunately it couldn’t be repaired as the lazer had stopped working – a very common problem.


Come and join us at the Repair Cafe, this Saturday 28th November.

This will be the last chance to fix things before Christmas!

As per usual we will be at the Bevy on the last Saturday of the month.

Pop down this Saturday 28th November at the normal time of 12noon until 3pm

We will be able to help with electrical goods & furniture repairs as well as anything that needs sewing, gluing & darning.

New volunteers join us for the October Repair Café…



Leona and Victoria, currently on the 3D Design and Crafts BA at Brighton IMG_2874joined our gang of repairers at the Bevy.



IMG_2838Leona shortened the roll neck on Betty’s jumper by sewing it under.

IMG_2852Oliver Heath brought in a blender. The drive spindle was slipping stopping the blade from rotating. Unfortunately the part that needed repairing was inaccessible as it was encased in molded plastic.




IMG_2858Shirley repaired a frayed pocket on a top using satin stitch on the sewing machine.

IMG_2857IMG_2855Alan was able to fix Al’s tablet which was not charging by cleaning the port with alcohol cleaner.


Got some scary repairs you can’t face alone?


Bring them to our halloween repair café next Saturday!

We’ll be holding the repair cafe earlier than usual 11am-2pm. So there will be plenty of time to get home before all the ghosts and ghouls come out to play.

We will be able to help with electrical goods & furniture repairs as well as anything that needs sewing, gluing & darning.