Sewing by hand is a valuable self-reliant skill that everyone should possess, yet is almost a dying art. Simply learning fundamental sewing skills can save money on clothing and household repairs. This simple tutorial steps through the process of hemming pants that can be utilized on pants, skirts, curtains, etc.
As a kid I always dreaded when company came because it meant I had to have the deer sheets on my bed. It wasn’t the pattern, I mean I liked sleeping on top of the forest and cute little deer just fine. No, it was because the deer sheets were in the bottom of the […]
Looking for an easy tutorial to help you mend those ripped and torn jeans? All you need is a sewing machine, seam ripper, and scrap fabric (or a store-bought patch!), and you’re all set. I’ll even show you how to rip the side seam of a pair of jeans and sew it back up!
Hand sewing is an important skill and the ability to mend garments by adjusting hems, sewing on buttons and darning small holes, can be a good way to save money by making clothes last longer.
Have a broken or worn out drawstring in the hood of a coat? It can be repaired! Here is a simple photo tutorial that shows you exactly how to do it.
Have a sweater or jacket with a missing shank style button? Here’s how to fix it!