A needle and thread. That's all it takes to solve some of life's everyday problems: a missing button, a fraying seam, a hole in need of patching up. And that's just the basics. Browse our sewing projects for pincushions, pillows, heirloom aprons, and more.

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Our Editors' Favorite Places to Buy Quality Fabric
Here's where you can go to buy the essentials necessary to recreate home décor, accessories, clothes, and upholstery projects seen in the pages of Martha Stewart Living.
Everyone’s favorite hair accessory from the ’80s and ‘90s is making a major comeback. But you don’t have to spend a lot to indulge in the craze. Follow these simple steps to start your own collection, or to make sweet gifts for your girlfriends.
How to Fix a Zipper That's Stuck, Broken, or Won't Pull at All
Plus, a tailor shares tips for what to do if it needs replacing altogether.
How to Turn Your Handwritten Recipes Into Heirloom Tea Towels
Learn how to transform precious handwritten family recipes into heirloom tea towels—perfect for gifting (or keeping!).

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How Much Fabric Do You Need for a Project?
We have a formula that takes all of the guesswork out of it.
An Expert's Guide on How to Sew Leather by Hand
The saddle stitch offers a stronger suture than the traditional lock stitch created by sewing machines.

These Are the Best Paints to Use When Refinishing Furniture

From energizing greens and pinks to versatile neutrals, paint experts share their favorite types and hues.