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Tutorial: Basic Hand Stitches by taeliac Tutorial: Basic Hand Stitches by taeliac

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Here are the (admittedly, very simple) instructions for (again, admittedly, very simple) hand sewing stitches.

These were put together for the class we're teaching next week, but I thought some of you may want to know some basic hand sewing techniques, too, so I'm uploading this as well!

This is specifically meant to work with my Simple Bag Tutorial, but shall work for any time you're looking to sew something!

And, yes, because someone is going to point it out, that last one isn't an "applique stitch," it's just a modified whip stitch over the top, but that's a little more to explain to 12-year olds who may or may not have ever sewn before, so I figured, call it something simple and that be that.

So, please, anyone who wants to point that out to me shall have it pointed out that they are too lazy to read, and to please go away…

Also, did I ever mention how much I <3 Illustrator? I'm starting to feel like I should have been a technical illustrator, and not a sewing person... alas XP

Please do not redistribute, edit, repost, or claim as your own. You can link to this deviation, no problem, but you cannot repost them.

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©2010 Sam Lemieux (`taeliac) \\ \\
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hayaiq Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist



rnko26 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hey im 29 and it STILL helps me thanks for the help
kirilee Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hiya! I hope you don't mind but I have linked this tutorial into the description of my own sewing tutorial (to help some people with terminology). Thank you for providing a wonderful resource!
plaidsandstripes Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
So...... USEFUL!!!
Geez. Thank you for making this!
taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Any time!! I use these incessantly, and I'm thinking about trying to make similar diagrams of some more slightly advanced stitches - are they easy enough to follow? :glomp:
plaidsandstripes Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Yes, and it's nice to have one image with a variety of stitches clearly shown and named.

How about one that shows types of ways to start or end your string? I was only ever taught one way to start a string (basically dredlock-rolling a giant random knot) and everything else I make up. :p So that would be helpful too, especially if there was small text saying what each stitch or knot are best for.
MileniaKitsuvee Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally, a tutorial about stitching that shows you in a simple way instead of paragraphs of complicated manuvers. lol Thanks for posting! I only have one question, what is the best stitch to sew on the head to the body of plush? (Even if the stitch isn't posted here, I'll go look for it) I'm having problems with that, they just don't end up looking nice. :/
Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Can I ask- what's each one good for?
JohannVonDrachenberg Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Chknut Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All I ever do is the running stich >.< But maybe I'll learn these now, you're picture makes them look not so hard! :D
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