Hand Sewing Projects - Learn and Teach With Easy to Learn 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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    Hand Sewn Stitches
    A Needle Threader. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    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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    Sew a Blanket Stitch
    Sew a Blanket Stitch. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    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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    An Everyday Tee Shirt Embellished with Yo-Yos
    An Everyday Tee Shirt Embellished with Yo-Yos. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    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 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

    Repair a torn seam
    Repair a torn seam. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    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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    Machine & Hand Basting
    Machine & Hand Basting. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    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 necessary skill worth of being learned by everyone.

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    Soft Sculpture Mr. & Mrs. Santa 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.