Texas Hill Country Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Austin: Fixit Clinic & Reuse Festival

October 22, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Is there a fallen hem in your favorite shirt? Did your blender suddenly stop working? Is your childhood stuffed animal a little worse for the wear? Bring these items and more to the Fixit Clinic at Recycled Reads where volunteer coaches with repair know-how will be available to teach you how to fix your item.

Fixit Clinics are all about do-it-together hands-on disassembly, troubleshooting and repair knowledge. Fixit Clinic attendees are expected to be active participants in trying to fix their items with guidance from our coaches. Attendees should plan to stay with their items. Dropping off of items for repair will not be permitted.

At this Fixit Clinic & Reuse Festival, you can learn how to fix almost anything! Including:
•Stuffed Animals
•Small Appliances

In celebration of National Reuse Week, we'll also have reuse-related activities and music from Danny Fastfingers.

All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Choose your ticket based on the item(s) you plan to bring and when you'll arrive.

What to bring: Your broken stuff and a desire to learn how to fix it! 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. If you have a replacement part, missing button, a fabric patch, matching thread, etc. that you suspect might help you fix your item, please bring it with you.

Interested in being a volunteer coach? Contact us at


  • Recycled Reads
  • 5335 Burnet Rd
  • Austin, Texas
  • 78756



  • Free