Has a rip ruined your favorite shirt? Did a button pop off minutes before that important interview? Don’t worry; with this “survival kit” in hand, you’re ready to handle any sewing emergency. Not only does it have a book with all the fundamentals, but tucked inside a pocket are all the tools you’ll need: needles, buttons, thread, fusible adhesive, small scissors, and more. And it really starts right at the very beginning, with how to thread a needle; which basic stitches to use and how to do them; how to pin a garment; and how to tie a knot that actually holds. And for those disasters that inevitably happen when you’re in a rush, there’s smart tips on how to make a repair in nanoseconds.