Fix it Yourself

14 Nov Fix it Yourself

It never fails. During Fall clean-up at home, I discover projects I just haven’t gotten around to —  things like two necklaces I set aside for repair, the pair of pants with the hem partially undone, and mini-blinds still waiting to be hung.

Lucky for me (and for you!) the Library has some great do-it-yourself repair resources to help get the jobs done. I’ll be checking out some of the following titles to take care of my unfinished projects.

Jewelry Fix-ups and The Jewelry Repair Manual are just what I need to fix the chains and clasps on those necklaces. While I’m at it, I plan to brush up on jewelry cleaning and polishing.


The Library has two new titles to help tackle those clothing mending and fitting fixes, just in time to for the winter wardrobe change. Practical Sew & Mend by Joan Gordon is packed with tons of essential mending instructions, and it’s packed with fantastic photo illustrations. If you’re interested in developing basic sewing skills, then check out Sew Smarter, Better & Faster. It includes chapters on materials and sewing secrets. There’s even a chapter on recycling, repurposing, and reusing.



Sarah Beeny packed her DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-it-Yourself Projects full of helpful instructions for everything from bathroom caulk and loose toilet seat issues to doorbells, curtain rods/blinds, and basic weatherproofing around doors and windows. Now that’s just-in-time information!

Let’s do-it-ourselves and get these jobs done!