How do I sew a Hand Sewn Seam?
- Thread your hand sewing needle and make a knot at the end.
- Pin 2 pieces of fabric with the right sides together (RST).
- Use a temporary marking pen to make a straight line for your stitches to follow. (optional)
- Stitch the seam by poking up and down through both layers of fabric at even intervals.
- Knot the thread at the end by taking a tiny stitch and passing the thread few the loop.
- Trim any remaining thread.
- Press the seam flat.
When should I use a Hand Sewn Seam?
There are many different kinds of hand sewn seams including; Back stitch, Locking stitch, Prick Stitch, Herringbone stitch, and many more, each with there own particular uses. The video above shows a Running stitch – the most basic of hand sewn stitches. It is used to attach one piece of fabric to another as quickly as possible. It isn’t the strongest of the hand stitches, but would work well for most decorative projects such as stuffed animals or sewn ornaments.
Later we can do an entire course on hand stitches if anyone is interested.
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