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Learn and Teach Hand Sewing With Easy to Learn Sewing Projects


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 projects lend them self to learning and teaching hand sewing.

1. Hand Sewn Stitches

Hand Sewn Stitches
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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!

2. 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.

3. 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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Doileys, quilts, decorated clothing, Christmas ornaments and more can all be made with this simple hand sewing project that uses scraps of fabric cut into circle. Use economical fabri sources to obtain a wide variety of colors and type sof fabric to keep sewing yo yos fun!

4. Mend a Pressed Open Seam with Hand Sewing

Repair a torn 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.

5. How to Hand Baste

Machine & Hand Basting
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Basting is a process to temporarily hold the fabric in place. It maybe to fit two hard to fit pieces together, to test fitting or  for many other reasons but this hand sewing process is a nessicary skill worth of being learned by everyone.

6. Christmas Ornaments

Soft Sculpture Mr. & Mrs. Santa Christmas Ornaments
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

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

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