We often have enquiries about fixing zips. Depending on the issue you may need to book with our Sewing repairers or our Shoe repairers. Sometimes if it is the slider that is the issue a little tweak with a long nose pliers may fix the problem.

If there are broken teeth then the zip needs to be unpicked and a new zip inserted. As this is a time consuming process we suggest you do that at home, buy a new zip and bring it in to be stitched into place.

If in doubt please email us about the zip problem and send a photo and then we can direct you to the right repair station to make a booking.

Jewellery and Ceramics

Got a cracked teacup? Some precious items have accidents and even though you may not be able to use them again they may have a special place in your life. This lovely bone china teacup was part of a set belonging to my grandmother. Our wonderful ceramicist put the pieces back together and now it looks good as new!

We can also help you restring a favourite bead necklace.

Winter at repair cafe

We are busy with many repairs at each cafe, so book early in order that you are not disappointed. Just a reminder if you are waitlisted it doesn’t mean we can fit you in but we will try to give you a booking if someone else cancels.

We’re back!

We are very happy to be able to once again provide our repair service from March 13th 2022. Just a few Covid safe measures in place – mask wearing and social distancing are essential in line with the Lane Cove Council requirements for a Covid safe plan.

Sometimes our volunteers may not be available so please bear with us as we aim to get back to full capacity in the coming months.

January Cafe Postponed

Unfortunately in light of the current Covid situation and the ventilation issues of the building, we have decided to postpone the reopening of the Repair Cafe. The committee will monitor the situation and we will keep you updated about a reopening date as soon as we are able to do so. Please contact us about any repairs via messenger.

Sorry we are closed in September

Due to the continuation of the Sydney Lockdown we are unfortunately unable to reopen in September. Please use our message service if you have any enquiries about repairs and our team may be able to help you

July Repair Cafes Cancelled

So sorry to all who have booked for July repairs but due to the Greater Sydney two week lockdown we have to cancel the scheduled cafes for July 4 and July 11.

We hope to be open again in August