What do you do when one of your household items breaks? Instead of dumping it at your nearest thrift store and buying new, find out how you can fix it yourself.
Portland Repair Fairs are free events that bring together people with various skillsets to help to fix items and, more importantly, to pass on knowledge to empower you to be more handy around your home.
Currently, Portland Repair Fairs are held virtually. Here are a few of the upcoming free events where you can learn a new skill. These events are free to attend, but you do need to register to access the virtual livestream.
Upcoming Virtual Portland Repair Fairs and Skills Workshops
All-Season Cycling & Simple Bike Maintenance
February 25 | 3-4 p.m.
Are rain, cold and darkness keeping you off your bike right now? Join us for an interactive session to learn about staying dry, comfortable and safe while riding all year ’round.
We’ll also talk about how to keep your bike happy when the weather is gloomy (and when the weather gets nicer).
How to hem your pants
February 25 | 5:30-7 p.m.
Volunteer Cindy McMahon will be showing us how to hem our own pants. In this skillshare, Cindy will be showing us basic tools and techniques for hemming slacks, jeans and shorts. During the session, there will be a demonstration and also time for questions and answers. Feel free to bring your projects and/or questions to the skillshare or just show up!
For more information on 2021 events, visit the City of Portland”s Fix-It Fairs web page.
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