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Mending Basics: 4 Simple Techniques to Repair Damaged Clothes

“Come on!” you must be thinking, “Anyone can sew on a button!” Sure, you could figure your way through it, but if you sew the button down flat, the stitches take extra stress every time you button or unbutton your garment. Check out this video for a simple trick to sew sturdier buttons, just like a pro.

Isn’t that nifty? Her illustration of how to tie the knot is great, too.

Next>> Mend an unraveling cuff with a whip stitch.

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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