Sewing

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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Our Editors' Favorite Places to Buy Quality Fabric
Here's where you can go to buy the essentials necessary to recreate home décor, accessories, clothes, and upholstery projects seen in the pages of Martha Stewart Living.
Scrunchie
Everyone’s favorite hair accessory from the ’80s and ‘90s is making a major comeback. But you don’t have to spend a lot to indulge in the craze. Follow these simple steps to start your own collection, or to make sweet gifts for your girlfriends.
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.
How Much Fabric Do You Need for a Project?
We have a formula that takes all of the guesswork out of it.
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Fabric Pumpkins
A novice sewer can easily stitch up this pumpkin patch, rendered in matte and lustrous linen, silk, and velvet. Set the sewn pumpkins among real ones (some natural-hued, others spray-painted) in a cool autumnal scene of spare branches and scattered leaves spray-painted silver.
3 Common Sewing Machine Problems (and How to Fix Them)
Bunching thread? Breaking needles? Skipping stitches? It happens to the best of us.

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From energizing greens and pinks to versatile neutrals, paint experts share their favorite types and hues.