Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fixit Clinic CLVI (156) Gilroy Library

A beautiful Saturday morning drive down US 101 south of San Jose leads to the majestic Gilroy Library and our latest Fixit Clinic triumph. We're quickly adding a fabric and textile repair to our repertoire, we had an even complement of both electronics coaches and fabric coaches today.

This girl sewed her own skirt:

In addition to the full complement of electronics repairs there were lots of other fabric repairs such as this:
And this:

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Fixit Clinic CLI (151) Albany Swap & Sew

The quarterly Albany Clothing Swap looks like it's becoming a regular venue for us. We worked with Pam Tellew, founder the quarterly Albany Clothing Swap to re-brand it as a "Swap & Sew" where people could come to repair items as well. (See the listing at

This woman learned how to hem her dress:

These Singer Featherweights are in big demand these days, we tuned hers up after years of non-use:

The handle of her luggage broke on her last trip and would no longer extend, she fixed that.
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As always, everyone had a great time!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Orange County Fixit Clinics Flyer

The Department of Public Works in Huntington Beach, CA is sending out this flyer in the water bills to all 48,000 rate payers. Holy Cow: they're going to be busy at these three events!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Fixit Clinic CXLVI (146) - San Francisco

Back to the City by the Bay, our beloved San Francisco for our third Fixit Clinic at the Richmond District Neighborhood Center, and our second event here with the Bay Area Bike Mobile providing bicycle repair services.

Roy quickly noticed that the wifi switch on this laptop was iffy and fixed it in a jiffy:

Kelvin's heater had the classic issue we see over and over again: a blown in-line thermal fuse.

 Luckily it was easy to get to and replace.

CC's tune up of a old Singer "Featherweight" sewing machine drew a crowd

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