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



Join the Boulder U-Fix-It Clinic Google group to receive messages about upcoming clinics, volunteer to be a coach, and share ideas about repairs. Comments? Questions? Contact us at