Repair What You Wear with SHRUB

🕐 Tuesday, June 13, 2023

🏢 Zero Waste Hub, 22 Bread Street, EH3 9AF

From 5:30 to 7:30pm

Join us in the Zero Waste Hub every Tuesday afternoon to get help mending your clothing or to learn to sew.

Our FREE drop-in sewing sessions are open to everyone from beginners to experts to meet, share and get advice in the cozy cafe of our second hand shop.

We have sewing machines, tools, and some supplies to use. But if you need specific materials, please bring those along or come in earlier to have a look at the haberdashery section of the shop.

Examples of things we can help you with:

- mending knitwear

- mending with regular techniques

- visible mending with embroidery, sashiko, boro, patchwork

- adjusting garments to fit better

- trousers fraying at the crotch, knees, etc

- fixing a zip, replacing a button

- using a sewing machine

- fixing a torn seam

- upcycling

Follow the Repair What You Wear with SHRUB page for more examples and tips related to sewing:



The Zero Waste Hub is on the ground floor with a small step at the entrance. A ramp is available upon request. All the public spaces throughout the building are step free and there are gender neutral and powerchair accessible toilets (no changing places toilet) with hand rails.

SHRUB is a sober space with quiet music and low lighting. Noisy sirens do go through the neighbourhood. We do not have a hearing loop installed.

Our venue is located near bus stops served by the following routes: 2, 35, 34, 16, 11, 24, 12, 10, 36, 47. There is limited on-street parking and paid parking on Castle Terrace (roughly 300 metres away by foot on partially cobbled path or 400+ via flatter paved paths).

If you have further questions regarding accessibility, please contact the Zero Waste Hub on 0131 281 0583 or at

SHRUB Coop is supported through a combination of grant funding and generous donations from our community. We’re grateful for all their support. Find out more about our grant funders by clicking on the logos above.