Patched up

If you need some sewing repair work on your gear, and have an affinity for free things, listen up!

This Saturday from 12 noon - 4 p.m., a free community event at Channel 37 (1129 Narrow Gauge Ave., in the alley behind 11th St. Station) will offer repairs on holes and rips in clothing and lightweight outdoor gear, as well as consultation on modifications and alterations (within a reasonable time constraint). Zipper chain and slider replacements are also available, and all work is first-come, first-served.

So what brings this good fortune to those among us walking around with holes in our clothes? Turns out, the free repair work comes by way of a group called “Reanimator,” comprised of eight cyclists who have been biking from Salt Lake City since April 10 with their sewing machines in tow.

Since, the group has traveled to places like Provo and Albuquerque as part of the first Reanimator bicycle tour. Ultimately, the group hopes to travel an estimated 1,000 miles.

“In our free community events, Reanimator provides efficient and durable textile repairs – sewing by solar power and carrying all equipment by bicycle,” the group said in a statement. “Why are we doing this? Because we believe that cycling and sewing are powerful tools for self-sufficiency.”

The event will also have bikes for sale as well as handmade goods.

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