How to Sew by Hand

Even though you may use a sewing machine, you’re going to have to learn a few hand sewn stitches. There may be times when you can’t sew with your machine, or when a hand sewn stitch is more appropriate.

Hand sewn hems are beautiful. You can also create some unique details that you just can’t do with a machine.

I created an illustrated guide that includes 12 different stitches. Get the Hand Stitching Guide in the FM store. If you want something larger to put up on your sewing room wall, get the Hand Stitches Poster in the FM store.

If you want some hand sewing practice, please visit the How to Make a Pin Cushion page. The entire project is done by hand.

Here are some simple videos that show teach you how to sew by hand.