Hand Sewing 101

Master these fundamentals and you’ll walk away with a neat, sturdy fix every time.

Basics of Sewing

How to Sew a Button on a Shirt

Three steps and a few minutes are all you need to repair a shirt or other garment in a lightweight fabric.

How to Sew a Button on a Coat or Jacket

Heavier fabric calls for a heavy-duty stitching technique.

3 Quick Clothing Fixes

See how everyday items can rescue you in a clothing emergency.

How to Fix a Gaping Blouse

Double-stick tape is the secret to keeping your shirt in place.