How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew (Paperback)

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    Erin Bried is a Senior Staff Writer at SELF magazine, where she’s penned nearly 200 stories, including 60 cover stories, in the past nine years. In addition to interviewing and profiling celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston and Sheryl Crow, she covers health, fitness, nutrition and psychology. Formerly, Bried was a Senior Editor atGlamour, a contributor at Golf For Women magazine and a Senior Editor/Writer at Conde Nast’sWomen’s Sports & Fitness. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
    “Waste not, want not” with this guide to saving money, taking heart, and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

    Nowadays, many of us “outsource” basic tasks. Food is instant, ready-made, and processed with unhealthy additives. 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! As your grandmother might say, now is not the time to be careless with your money, and 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)
    • sweeten your day by making your own jam
    • 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
    • waltz without stepping on any toes

    Complete with helpful illustrations and brimming with nostalgic charm, How to Sew a Buttonprovides 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.

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    ISBN 9780345518750
    Genre CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Sewing
    Format Paperback
    Pages 278
    Publisher Date 2009-12-15 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Ballantine Books
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew
    Edition Detail Original
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Bried, Erin
    Country of Origin United States

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