When sewing with grosgrain ribbon, you need to fold it down and sew it to prevent fraying. Use grosgrain ribbon with help from a seamstress in the free video on sewing basics. Expert: Linda DiSimone Bio: Linda DiSimone is a seamstress educated in interior design with an emphasis on home decor. Filmmaker: Antonio Villagomez Series Description: The basics of sewing include creating button holes, sewing buttons, adding trim, using ribbon, sewing leather, and making blankets and pillows. Learn to sew basic projects at home with help from a seamstress in this free video series on sewing basics.