How to Sew a Button And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew A Money-Saving, heartwarming, Life-Simplifying Guide

By Erin Bried


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These days, dry cleaners press shirts, delivery guys bring pizza, gardeners tend flowers, and, yes, tailors sew on those pesky buttons. But life can be much simpler, sweeter, and richer–and a lot more fun, too. And, as your grandmother knows, it actually pays to learn how to do things yourself!

Practical and empowering, How to Sew a Button collects the treasured wisdom of nanas, bubbies, and grandmas from all across the country–as well as modern day experts–and shares more than one hundred step-by-step essential tips for cooking, cleaning, gardening, and entertaining, including how to:

  • polish your image by shining your own shoes
  • grow your own vegetables (and stash your bounty for the winter)
  • use baking soda and vinegar to clean your house without toxic chemicals
  • feel beautiful by perfecting your posture
  • roll your own piecrust and find a slice of heaven
  • fold a fitted sheet to crisp perfection

Complete with helpful illustrations and brimming with nostalgic charm, How to Sew a Button provides calm and comfort in uncertain times. By doing things yourself, with care and attention, you and your loved ones will feel the pleasing rewards of a job well done.

Category: Genre: Non-Fiction, Reference, Self-Help sku: 9780345518750

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Weight 8.25 oz
Dimensions 5.25 × .75 × 8.25 in