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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The Anatomy of a Sewing Machine: A Guide to All Parts and Their Uses
Understand everything including the bobbin, presser foot, and thread guides.
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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.

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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.