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.

How to Turn Your Handwritten Recipes Into Heirloom Tea Towels

Learn how to transform precious handwritten family recipes into heirloom tea towels—perfect for gifting (or keeping!).


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.

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Learn to Embroider Flowers by Hand with Mariana Barran Goodall

The talented Houston-based artist took to needlework in grade school—and hasn't stopped stitching since.