It doesn’t take much to get started with hand sewing: Once you’ve learned the basic stitches, there’s a lot you can do with very simple tools. However, gathering some helpful tips before you tackle your first stitches can make the next steps on your journey easier. This tutorial focuses on information that will help absolute beginners choose their supplies so they can start on the right foot, and then goes on to explain how to prepare the thread for sewing by hand. If you’re an experienced sewist already, I hope you might find a thing or two here that will improve your hand sewing experience.
Sewing tools photo by Josiane Richer dit Laflèche.