Sewing thread and buttons

Repair Week

Repair week runs annually and we aim to support all types of events taking place across London in order to raise awareness about how prolonging the life of our belongings is good for environment and the climate crisis. You can find out more on the London Recycles website.

To learn more about what you can repair at home, just visit our Repair page for more tips and advice. If you have an electrical item that needs fixing, you can use the electrical Repair Directory to find a north London repair business near you.

NLWA Instagram TV tutorials

To support Repair Week in previous years, NLWA teamed up with five north London repair experts who demonstrated a simple, handy repair on Instagram TV which you can watch below. 

The first of our tutorials shows you how to treat leather to keep it supple and soft:

Got a bike but unsure how to repair a puncture? A quick and simple solution is to replace the inner tube. Find out how:

You can completely transform a garment by adding a new set of buttons. Learn how easy is to sew on buttons and transform your clothes.

A slow laptop or computer can be very frustrating but a few simple #repair techniques can help: 

It only takes a second for a rusty nail to do damage to your clothes, but it might not be the end of the road! Watch this tutorial from Worn Well to learn how you can repair a tear.


Do you have a hole in your favourite pair of jeans or dress? Don't worry, you can bring them back to life with this simple tutorial on how to fix a hole with a patch.




There may be life left in wobbly old furniture! Our final Repair Week video shows how to repair a broken chair:

Published date
2 October 2020