Do you have clothing or other fabric items that need mending? Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project are offering free mending at both Central and Hawthorne Libraries on a regular basis. These helpful sewers mend clothing and can handle any other fabric-related repairs (exception: no zipper repairs). No sign-up required! Drop in anytime.
Central Library [201 W Mifflin St]
Drop into Room 211 anytime between 10AM-12PM on the following Thursdays:
Hawthorne Library [2707 E Washington Ave]
Drop in anytime between 12-2PM on the following Wednesdays:
You will find the sewers at a table near the circulation desk. Repairs are offered on a first come, first served basis. You will need to bring your items in and wait while they are repaired. Hand sewing instruction is available, too!
Interested in volunteering for this service? Contact the Sewing Machine Project to learn how you can help.
About the Sewing Machine Project: The Sewing Machine Project, Inc. (SMP), a 501(c)(3) organization, was formed in 2005 for the purpose of bringing sewing into peoples’ lives by offering sewing machines, tools, and education. We work with groups committed to using the machines to provide opportunities to create, learn new skills, build self confidence, and contribute to their own livelihoods and the well being of their families and communities. Since 2005 we have distributed over 3000 sewing machines, helping people become self-sustaining through sewing. We work locally, nationally and internationally. LEARN MORE