This colorless liquid-plastic solution―a favorite of sewing buffs―stops fabric from fraying and running and stays put even after washing and dry-cleaning.To buy: $4, joann.com.
Since that pesky button always decides to pop off when you’re strapped for time, Sam strings a few needles with different colors of thread―white, black, navy―and keeps them on hand.
Tuck these padded cushions―available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors―into a pair of shoes and get more mileage out of your aching feet.To buy: Prices vary, footpetals.com.
These mini scissors nip stray threads and pieces of fabric.Product no longer available.
This handy pen works like an eraser on tough-to-remove stains like red wine, coffee, and ketchup.To buy: $9 for a three-pack, drugstore.com.
These mommy must-haves are terrific for dabbing stains. (So long, deodorant and toothpaste streaks.)To buy: $9, target.com.
The felt-tipped markers are ideal for filling in nicks, chips, and faded spots on dark-colored clothes and accessories such as scuffed shoes and handbags.To buy: $1.50, staples.com.
Pins are perfect for wardrobe malfunctions―a broken zipper, a tear in a skirt, and so on.
A few passes with this sticky staple and an outfit looks polished and cat-hair-free.To buy: $6, amazon.com.
Originally created to hold wigs in place, this multi-tasking wonder can be used for anything from securing a drooping hem to hiding a peek-a-boo bra strap.To buy: $8.50, sallybeauty.com.