Master Hand Sewing With These Hand Sewing Projects

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My wonderful sewing teachers taught me hand and machine sewing. There are many occasions that sewing machines for a group are not available but sewing can still be taught and learned. Even today, when I am stuck waiting in the car, when the power goes out or when I get a chance to sit and relax, hand sewing is one of my favorite ways to keep my hands busy. Many hand sewn projects lend them self to learning and teaching hand sewing.

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    Learn Hand Sewing Stitches

    Hand sewing tools
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    Learn the different hand sewing stitches. This page will take you to everything to learn about hand sewing, from tips and tricks to threading the needle to knotting off when you are done. Learn decorative and utility stitches to create and accomplish!

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    How to Make A Fleece Blanket

    Sew a Blanket Stitch
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    One of the beauty's of Polar Fleece is that it doesn't not fray. This lends this fabric to using a simple blanket stitch around the edge of a piece of Polar Fleece.

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    Fabric Yo Yos - How to Sew yo yos, What to Make with Yo Yos and More

    An Everyday Tee Shirt Embellished with Yo-Yos
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    Doilies, quilts, decorated clothing, Christmas ornaments and more can all be made with this simple hand sewing project that uses scraps of fabric cut into a circle. Use economical fabric sources to obtain a wide variety of colors and types of fabric to keep sewing yo yos fun!

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    Mend a Pressed Open Seam with Hand Sewing

    Sewing seam
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    Mending a seam by hand is not an impossible task! It may even be easier than unpacking a sewing machine. You can sew the seam as strong as a sewing machine.

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    How to Hand Baste

    Dart marked out with basting stitch, on pink fabric, close up
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    Basting is a process to temporarily hold the fabric in place. It may be to fit two hard to fit pieces together, to test fitting or for many other reasons but this hand sewing process is a necessary skill worthy of being learned by everyone.

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    Christmas Ornaments

    Handmade Christmas ornaments
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    Explore these Christmas sewing projects to find many Christmas ornaments to hand sew. Learn soft-sculpting methods by sewing a Mr. and Mrs. Santa Ornament.