Tips on How to Sew by Hand: Free Collection of Hand Sewing Stitches, Techniques, and Patterns

Revive the foundations of sewing in your practice with a few hand stitching techniques! For centuries, people around the world have used hand stitching techniques to not only stitch two pieces of fabric together, but add interest to their projects. Now is your chance to get a handy collection of stitches, techniques, and patterns to broaden your fabric horizons.

In this free collection, the experts at Sew Daily present a few of our favorite handwork resources to help in your explorations. Begin with the inspiring story of how Natalie Chanin is working one garment at a time to return to the satisfactions of "slow" hand sewing. Next, brush up on 10 hand-embroidery stitches, from basic to more complex. Then, jump right into one of our hand sewing patterns, including place mats and coasters, stitched labels, and a beaded fabric cuff. Whether you have been hand stitching all your life or are new to this time-honored craft, this free eBook has something for you. Download your copy to get started today.

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Learn how to hand sew this cuff, along with two other hand sewing patterns.

Hand Stitching Techniques Article: Handsewing Revolution

Hand Sewing Techniques Article

Handsewing Revolution profile by Marlene Blessing

In this inspirational piece, Marlene interviews eco-chic designer Natalie Chanin on how she is changing the fashion industry one stitch at a time. In the article, Natalie imparts some of her wisdom about hand stitching in today's world. What you will discover about Natalie is her tender generosity mixed with serious ambition to change the pace and quality of our fast-moving world through handsewing.


Hand Stitching Techniques Resource: Hand Embroidery Stitches

Hand Sewing Techniques Resource

Hand Embroidery Stitches by the Stitch editorial team

In this resource, we've included a look at some of our favorite hand-embroidery stitches, shown step by step. Not only will these help you work through the easy hand sewing projects we've included in the eBook, but will help you be better prepared for handwork in future patterns.


Hand Stitching Techniques Pattern: Hexagon Place Mats and Coasters

Hand Sewing Techniques Pattern

Hexagon Place Mats & Coasters by Rashida Coleman-Hale

Japanese zakka style was the inspiration for these pretty place mats. This style seeks out the savvy from within the ordinary, which you can discover too as you create these charming place settings for yourself or as a gift. Raid your fabric stash for the pieced hexagons, then combine with natural linen for the perfect touch of contrast. This pattern includes an easy hand appliqué method to help bring the pieces together.


Hand Stitching Techniques Pattern: Beaded Fabric Cuff

Hand Sewing Techniques Pattern

Beaded Fabric Cuff by Tricia Waddell

Experiment with free-form bead embroidery for a one-of-a-kind silk cuff bracelet. Add random topstitching and a simple embroidered border for more texture and personality. The Velcro closure makes this easy project a cinch to finish.


Hand Stitching Techniques Pattern: Stitch-and-Stash Labels

Hand Sewing Techniques Pattern

Stitch-and-Stash Labels by the Stitch editorial team

Add a clean, organized touch to your sewing supply jars with this set of embroidered labels. These hand sewing patterns are a clever and colorful way to use up small scraps from your stash.


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Sewing by hand can be an incredibly rewarding experience. The feel of needle and thread weaving through fabric is like no other. To celebrate handwork, we've gathered a collection of easy hand sewing projects and techniques to offer you for free. Inside you'll discover tips on how to hand sew, venture through the life of a modern sewer, learn a variety of hand sewing stitches, and get a few hand sewing patterns.

Glance into the life of Natalie Chanin with the Handsewing Revolution article, as she details the ways she is changing the fashion industry one stitch at a time. Can't quite recall the lazy daisy stitch or how to do a French knot? Our hand embroidery stitches section is the perfect resource to keep close by to help guide you through 10 good-to-know stitches. Tricia's Beaded Fabric Cuff is a fun experiment in free-form bead embroidery that both you and your friends are sure to love showing off. The simple Stitch-and-Stash Labels are a great hand stitching project to get your creative juices flowing, and for adding an organized touch to your sewing supply jars. Then add a little geometry to your collection and learn how to hand appliqué with the zakka inspired Hexagon Place Mats & Coaster. Enjoy stitching by hand with the help of this eBook collection, free for you to download today!

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