What’s a Fix-It Clinic?
Is there a fallen hem in your favorite shirt? Did your sewing machine stop working? Has the chain on your necklace broken? Bring these items and more to our next Fix-It Clinic to learn how to fix your broken items from skilled volunteer coaches — for free!
While we can’t guarantee your item will be fixed, coaches will guide you through how the item works and what you may need for repair. Attendees are expected to actively participate and stay with their items during the repair process. Dropping items off is not allowed.
What should I bring?
Your broken item(s) and a desire to improve your repair skills! You may bring up to two items. Tools will be available for you to use, but you can also bring your own tools if you prefer. Please bring any replacement part, missing button, fabric patch, matching thread or other material you might need to help you fix your item. We will also have materials available through our center.
At this Fix-It Clinic, we’ll be focusing on:
- Sewing machines and sergers
- Creative clothing repairs and patching
- Jewelry repair
Who can attend?
All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fix-It Clinics are a great learning opportunity for children ages 7 and up!
How do I sign up?
You may reserve up to two tickets based on your broken item and arrival time. One ticket = one item. If you are registering for other family members, you may select up to two tickets per participant. Please register tickets under the name of the person who will be working on the item. We will have a list of who has registered at the check-in booth, so no need for you to print your confirmation.
What if the clinic is sold out for the item I want to bring?
If your preferred ticket is sold out, you may still come to the Fix-It Clinic with your item. We will do our best to accommodate you, but we cannot guarantee the availability of coaches. Check Austin Resource Recovery’s official web page for an announcement of the next one!
Can I volunteer at the clinic?
We are always looking for individuals with repair skills to become Fix-It Coaches! To sign up as a repair coach for our Clinic, visit our volunteer sign-up platform
online and claim a spot.
This is an indoor clinic, masks are optional, but encouraged.
After the clinic, stick around to enjoy a free screening of the new SCRAP documentary
in ACR’s side parking lot.
Austin Creative Reuse (ACR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to foster conservation and reuse through creativity, education and community building. We opened Austin’s first and only creative reuse center in September 2015. In our center, we collect, process and re-sell gently used creative materials donated from individuals and businesses. To date, ACR has diverted more than one million pounds of usable creative materials from the landfill and hosted hundreds of workshops and community events to promote creative reuse. Learn more at http://austincreativereuse.org/