What are your favorite hand sewing resources?  Do you have a book that you couldn’t live without?  A favorite tutorial on a blog?  A commercial site with a killer reference guide?  A well-made video on YouTube?  Tell us about it in the comments.  We’ll compile them at the end of the month, and also present you with a perfectly printable stitch guide.  Until then, check your bookmarks and your bookshelves for places to turn when you need to do any of the following by hand:

  • Embroidery
  • Cross Stitch
  • Darning
  • Smocking
  • Crewel
  • Chicken Scratch
  • Hemming
  • Binding
  • Needlepoint
  • Applique
  • Hand Piecing/Paper Piecing
  • Quilting
  • Yo yos


  • Threading a needle
  • Tying knots
  • Changing colors
  • Tying off
  • (Anything else we forgot?)

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