All About Hand Sewing

Learn Hand Sewing Basics, Information and Projects

Hand sewing can be the quickest way to do quick mending chores. It can also be the best way to create "invisible" stitching so the sewing doesn't distract from the design of the garment. Learn how hand sew a variety of hand stitches so you can make quick repairs, invisible hems, decorative elements on anything and more, by following these links to easy to follow hand sewing information.

  • 01 of 06
    Sewing Needles for hand sewing
    Hand Sewing Needles. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Hand sewing needles are not expensive, but the choices when you go to buy them can seem over whelming. Learn all about hand sewing needles so you can make an informed decision when you purchase hand sewing needles.
  • 02 of 06
    Hand Sewing a Slip-Stitch
    Hand Sewing a Slip-Stitch. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Sure you can poke the fabric and drag thread through layers of fabric to join it together... but will you be happy with how it looks when you are done? Hand sewing for different reasons requires different stitching techniques. Some are decorative stitches and others are constructive stitches for durability.
  • 03 of 06

    How to Sew Evenly Spaced Hand Stitches when Hand Sewing

    gingham fabric
    Gingham Fabric. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    When you sew with a sewing machine the stitches are all the same and evenly spaced. You can achieve the same uniform stitching with a little practice and this quick tip.

  • 04 of 06
    flower yoyos
    Flower Yoyos with Stems. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    If you've ever tried to entertain a child when the power is out, you will understand the value of teaching them how to hand sew... in the car, on the beach... anywhere or ay time a sewing machine is not available.

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  • 05 of 06
    knot hand sewing thread
    How to knot hand sewing thread. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    When you are hand sewing, you don't want the thread to slip through the fabric and you don't want a big lump of thread as a knot. Learn how to knot the end of a hand sewing thread.

  • 06 of 06
    Sewing Machine Presser Feet
    An Assortment of Sewing Machine Presser Feet. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Threading a sewing needle can be a challenge when you need a needle with a small eye. There are tricks to make the process of threading a needles easier that you would expect!