A hand sewn back stitch is a strong, reliable stitch. These directions explain the back stitch which can mend seams and replace zippers.
A shank button is going to be hand sewn... there is no getting around it. Learn how to make sure the button stays on the garment.
Your sewing machine may be able to sew on flat buttons but hand sewing is usually the quickist method for one or two buttons.
How to sew a fabric yo-yo or a gathered circle of fabric is a common question. A yo-yo is 100% hand sewn. You'll find free step by step photo enhanced directions to sew a fabric yo-yo.
You've been bitten by the bug and have bags of yo-yos ready to make something... what being the question. These hand sewn projects will get those yo-yos out of the bag! Find all kinds of inspiration and ideas here.