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Austinites are invited to bring their broken household items and learn to repair them with guidance from skilled coaches for free!

Fix-it Clinics

Is there a fallen hem in your favorite shirt? Did your blender stop working? Is your child's toy a little worse for wear? Bring these items and more to a local 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 to bring

Your broken item(s) and a desire to improve your repair skills! You may bring up to two items. Sewing machines and other tools will be available for you to use, but you can also bring your own machines and 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. At this Fix-it Clinic, you can learn how to fix almost anything! Including:

  • Clothing
  • Jewelry
  • Accessories
  • Toys
  • Small Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Bikes

Attend the Fix-it Clinic

You may reserve up to two free 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 the confirmation.

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 the Fix-it web page for an announcement of the next event.

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 seven and up.

Volunteer with us

Are you handy with a hammer? Skilled with a sewing machine? Educated about electronics? We are always looking for individuals with repair skills to become Fix-it coaches. Sign up as a repair coach for an upcoming clinic.

Host your own Fix-it Clinic

We are looking for community partners to expand repair education in Austin. Consider becoming a Fix-it partner to host your own Fix-it Clinic. We'll help guide you and provide resources to plan your own event. Learn more and get started hosting your own Fix-it Clinics.

Yarborough Branch, Austin Public Library
2200 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756
Austin, TX 78756
United States

Circular economy team