4. Who’s got the button? Knowing how to reattach a button to a blouse or jacket is an underrated life skill that everyone should have. It takes less than 5 minutes to sew a button back on and can prevent you throwing an item out, save you $10 at an alterationist or having to ask your mother. A basic sewing kit containing everything you’ll need like Habee Savers Sewing Kits costs $9.50. Head to your nearest fabric store such as Lincraft or Spotlight if you need particular thread colours.