Fix-It At Home! 

Fix-It At Home! is an online repair workshop series, a part of Fix-It Austin, that will teach Austinites how to repair household items and learn other useful skills from the comfort of their own home. Classes will be hosted throughout the summer and will range from learning how to sew by hand (or by machine), to repairing a bike or household appliance. All classes are interactive and taught by a local instructor. To attend Fix-It At Home, you must have access to a computer and internet connection.


Thursday, September 3, 56 p.m.  |  Altering clothes to fit

Meet the Instructor: Logan Kramer is a home sewer focused on apparel sewing whose sewing education began 10 years ago when she wanted to upcycle and alter clothes. Her favorite recent sewing projects include jerseys for UT Austin’s robot soccer team and alterations for the Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company.


Saturday, September 5, 1011 a.m.  |  Sewing: How to thread and clean your machine

Age: 10+

Meet the Instructor: Corinne Pierce was born and raised in Austin and teaches first grade in Round Rock ISD. She’s been sewing since she was nine and enjoys teaching others how to sew.


Tuesday, September 8, 67 p.m.  |  Clothing fixes on-the-go

Age: 10+

Meet the Instructor: Sarah Jacobs has been sewing for nearly 30 years. She likes to make practical, everyday objects and ridiculous, historical clothing. Most recently, she launched her own YouTube channel.


Thursday, September 10, 67 p.m.  |  Making the most of a used bike

Age: 10+

Meet the Instructor: Michael Dolan has been a bike mechanic for more than a decade and currently works at Sun & Ski Sports. Michael holds several certifications, including with Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association and Bosch e-bikes. He also serves as a leader in a local Cub Scout pack.


Monday, September 14, 7–8 p.m.  |  Costura: Cómo hacer remiendos a mano (Patching basics, a Spanish class)

Años: 10+

Conoce a la instructora: Pamela Torres es la fundadora y presidenta de Classic Childhood, un negocio de Austin que rescata camisas levemente usadas y las convierte en ropa para bebés y niños pequeños. Pamela tiene varios años de experiencia enseñando costura formalmente y habla español e inglés.


Tuesday, September 15, 5:306:30 p.m.  |  Electric guitar repair

Age: 16+

Meet the Instructor: Chazz Bessette is co-owner of Sunflower and Friends, a vintage guitar store in Lockhart, Texas. He has over 20 years of hands on experience working on musical instruments and related electronics.


Wednesday, September 16, 78 p.m.  |  Patches & hems on a sewing machine

Age: 10+

Meet the Instructor: Logan Kramer is a home sewer focused on apparel sewing whose sewing education began 10 years ago when she wanted to upcycle and alter clothes. Her favorite recent sewing projects include jerseys for UT Austin’s robot soccer team and alterations for the Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company.


Thursday, September 17, 56 p.m.  |  Bikes: Brake & Tire Repair

Age: 10+

Meet the Instructor: John Koonz is a certified instructor with the League of American Bicyclists. He has been car-free for 10 years, and a daily cycling commuter for over 12 years.


Fix-It Clinics

Did your blender suddenly stop working? Is your child's toy a little worse for the wear? Is there a fallen hem in your favorite shirt?  At a Fix-It Clinic, you can learn to repair these items and more alongside skilled volunteer coaches with repair know-how. Fix-It Austin aims to foster community and educate citizens about the value of repair and reuse. 

Repair keeps items out of landfills and fosters a more circular economy. Help Austin reach our goal of Zero Waste by 2040: attend, volunteer, or host a Fix-It Clinic near you!

                      

                     

                     

                     

Additional repair resources

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