At Boulder U-Fix-It Clinic events, people bring all sorts of broken appliances, toys, electronics, clothing, and jewelry and work with volunteer coaches to learn hands-on repair skills. A set of tools is available for each participant to use.

Appliances, toys, tools ...

  • Small appliances – toasters, vacuums, blenders, etc.
  • Lamps
  • Electronic games and toys
  • Power tools
  • Sewing machines
  • Furniture

If you have the replacement part or specialized tool you’ll need, bring it with you.

Fabric/clothing repair

  • Mending (missing button, rip in seam, tear in fabric)
  • Hemming (too short or too long)
  • Minor alterations (take in at sides, shorten plain sleeves, etc.)
  • If you have the missing button, a fabric to patch with or a matching thread, etc. please bring it with you!


  • Broken clasps, restringing, chain repairs, re-assembly
  • Lengthen/shorten necklaces/bracelets

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