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.
3 Common Sewing Machine Problems (and How to Fix Them)
Bunching thread? Breaking needles? Skipping stitches? It happens to the best of us. We consulted Becky Hanson of Singer Sewing Company for her tips on keeping your sewing experience positively seamless.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
5 Fabric Crafts to Crank Out This Weekend
When you've got extra fabric around, the trick to making use of your scraps, big and small, is to get a little creative. This weekend, give one of these projects a go for a fast and unexpected way to use up that extra cotton.
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This Is What the Ultimate Sewing Basket Looks Like...Plus, all the materials you need to patch a hole, mend a seam, or sew a button in a matter of seconds. These are all found in "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook."
Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners
Are you a beginner sewer or simply short on time? Try your hand at these simple sewing projects.
Sewing Projects: Clothes and Accessories
Learn how to sew clothes for yourself or your kids with these creative projects.
Sewing Projects for the Home
Decorate your home with hand-sewn pillows, blankets, curtains, placemats, and other customizable accessories.
Sewing Repair Kit in a BinderWhere's an extra button when you need one? Find sewing supplies fast in this three-ring-binder repair kit.
How to Sew a Button 2 Different WaysThere are two methods that will help keep a button in place longer, with a minimum of tangled thread and wrinkled fabric: the shank technique, which is better suited to heavier textiles, and the flat technique, preferable for thin or delicate fabrics. Here, we provide the step-by-step guide on how to do both. You can learn more homekeeping techniques from "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook."Post
This 12-Year-Old Boy is Using His Sewing Machine to Make Toys for Sick Children
And you can help him.Post
You'll Want to Snuggle in This Fluffy Infinity Scarf All Winter Long
Layer it with a sweater, jacket, or blazer for a fashionable look.Post
4 Stylish Halloween Costumes You Already Have in Your Closet
For each of these ideas, all you need to do is tweak a few articles of clothing.Post
Calling all "Scream Queens" Fans! Here's How to Embellish Your Own Earmuffs
Channel your inner Chanel No. 3 and recreate her signature fluffy, glitzy earmuffs.Article
Felt Penguin Ornaments
These winter birds are soft, snuggly, and easily customizable in scarves, earmuffs, and other accessories. And if they fall from the boughs of your Christmas tree? They're shatterproof! (Perfect for curious little ones.)Post
Don't Panic! Here's How to Fix a Snagged Thread
And all it takes is a few minutes.Post
This Pincushion Bracelet Keeps Your Pins and Needles in Easy Reach
Just strap it on your wrist and get busy sewing.Post
Here's What to Do if Your Sewing Machine is Skipping Stitches
Don't panic! First, ask yourself these four questions.Post
A Seamstress Offers Her Tricks to Taking Accurate Body Measurements
Plus, download a copy of our handy chart that breaks it down step-by-step.Post
6 Handy Sewing Stitches You Should Know
All you need is a needle and thread to tailor and mend your own clothes!Post
How to Make a Breezy, Beautiful Kimono Robe
Here's the statement piece your summer-to-fall wardrobe is missing. Sew your own one-of-a-kind kimono robe, which you can wear to the beach as a cover-up, or paired with a cami and shorts for a stylish everyday look.Video
Mason Jar Sewing Kit
Do you have mason jars lying around your apartment or home? Why not give them purpose by making them into a sewing kit! Create a simple pincushion lid and fill with sewing notions.Post
How to Sew Your Own Vintage-Inspired Apron
We all know how expensive storebought aprons are, but did you know how easy they are to make? Sewing your own one-of-a-kind apron not only makes a practical, personalized accessory for yourself (you can match it to your kitchen colors), but they also make a fabulous gift for any home cook.Article
Drawstring Bag for Flowers
Free up your hands and protect your blooms while you shop the farmers' market by turning a basic drawstring bag (like the one that came with your last pair of dress shoes) into a bouquet carrier.Article
Felt Tech Case for Dad
What better way to present your Dad's shiny new tablet than inside a customized sleeve? This one can be a full family effort: you stitch it together and let the kids decorate with cut-out letters and designs.AdvertisementAdvertisementArticle
Mid-Century Modern Quilted Pillows
This sunny yellow pillow cover is inspired by the '60s artwork of Josef Albers, making it the perfect (and perfectly snug) addition to any mid-century modern home. An envelope closure on the back of the cover makes it easy to insert your pillow form and remove it when you need to clean the cover.Article
3-D Paper Raindrop Garland
This whirly-twirly blue decoration is the perfect backdrop for springtime parties, birthday bash, or a baby shower. (Get it? "Shower"?)Article
Transform small and inexpensive area rugs (these are only $4) into a full-length runner. All you need is a needle and thread. Using a whipstitch, hand-sew four 22-by-33-inch carpets together along their horizontal sides, then knot the thread securely at the end of each seam. The result? One sleek piece -- more than seven feet long -- that's truly greater than the sum of its parts.