Nov 2, 2009 7:44 AM
As sexist as it sounds, every girl (and guy!) needs to know how to do some basic sewing repairs, like stitching on a button, darning a sock, and a basic straight hem. Designer Fiona Hewitt's campy-cute Sew Nice! Sewing Kit ($16) has all the basics you'll need, like thread, pincushion & pins, measuring tape, scissors, a stitch ripper, and more, tucked in a vintage inspired tin. You'll never be forced to take a jacket missing one button to the tailor's again.