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Live in Austin, TX? Join Austin Resource Recovery for our Fix-It at Home! series! This one focuses on sewing by hand.

About this Event

Austin Resource Recovery presents Fix-It at Home!, an interactive, online workshop series aimed at teaching Austinites repair and maintenance skills from home. Classes range from learning sewing basics and ‘patching’ up clothes, to fixing recreational equipment and household appliances. You’ll meet and learn from a local expert who will instruct you and other Austinites during the class.

If you've never tried your hand at sewing, this workshop is for you. Our instructor will demonstrate three various basic hand stitches, each followed by practice time for the participants. These techniques will equip you with skills for your own mending endeavors, so you can repair that tear in your favorite shirt or replace a missing button. No machine required! Even if you only have a mending kit from a hotel, we invite you to learn and practice!

Class size is limited participants that live in Austin, TX will be given priority. If you are unable to attend, please remove your registration.

Materials Needed

  • 3 pieces of woven fabric, about 12"x12" (pieces of an old sheet or dress shirt will work too, but only fabric that does not stretch)
  • Needle
  • Thread, preferably a different color than your fabric
  • 1 button
  • Iron (optional)

Class Content

  • Back stitch
  • Hem stitch
  • Slip stitch
  • Sewing on a button
  • Time for questions and discussions

Safety Guidelines

This class is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Meet the Instructor

Kat Davis is a former theatrical costumer who has sewn, altered, and repaired clothing for over 15 years. She loves to share textile care and repair skills to keep everyone's favorite clothes in great shape.


This workshop will be hosted on an online platform called WebEx. This may require downloading an application on your computer or phone. The ability to share your camera is encouraged, though is not required to participate. A link will be provided before the workshop.

Fabric, scissors, buttons, needles and thread spools.

Virtual Event
United States

Circular Economy Program