Image of spool of grey thread with needle through it. Overlay says, "Basic Sewing Stitch Tutorial"

Teach a Child to Sew by Hand With this Easy Straight-Stitch #Sewing #Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

  With so many families stuck in their houses under COVID-19 lockdown, I’ve seen a significant increase of traffic to this website, and I’m wondering if parents are taking this opportunity to teach their children to sew. My site has lots of great tutorials for the beginning sewist. For example, perhaps you’ve seen my video that shows “How to Sew a Snap on Fabric“. The video … Continue reading Teach a Child to Sew by Hand With this Easy Straight-Stitch #Sewing #Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

Click on the link above for the tutorial video. This image shows a spool of thread and the text says, "How to Knot When Sewing" (meaning when one sews by hand). The tutorial associated with this image is found at ChellyWood.com

How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #KidCrafts #crafty

Like yesterday’s tutorial, this is easy-peasy for those folks who sew all the time, but this week I’m introducing the basics for hand-sewing. I do a lot of posts for advanced and intermediate sewists on ChellyWood.com, but sometimes it’s fun to post information for those people who are just getting started in the world of sewing! Don’t worry, though… I’ll be back later with new … Continue reading How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #KidCrafts #crafty

Image of spool of grey thread with needle through it. Overlay says, "Basic Sewing Stitch Tutorial"

Teach #Kids to #Sew With this Easy Straight-Stitch #Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

I’ve had a few requests for videos demonstrating some of the most fundamental concepts in sewing. In particular, parents wanted me to create a video tutorial for children learning to sew. Perhaps you’ve seen my video that shows “How to Sew a Snap on Fabric“. The snaps video and this straight stitch tutorial are both part of my “Easy Sewing Tutorials for Kids” video collection on … Continue reading Teach #Kids to #Sew With this Easy Straight-Stitch #Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

Click on the link above for the tutorial video. This image shows a spool of thread and the text says, "How to Knot When Sewing" (meaning when one sews by hand). The tutorial associated with this image is found at ChellyWood.com

How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #Crafts

  Yesterday I explained that in April (and possibly in May), I’ll be doing some re-posting of older patterns, so I can update my Gallery Page. Today I’m showing an example of the type of video I’ll be linking to in my “Tailor’s Tips and Tricks” section of each post. This one, quite simply, shows you how to tie a knot in your fabric, using … Continue reading How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #Crafts

Click on the link above for the tutorial video. This image shows a spool of thread and the text says, "How to Knot When Sewing" (meaning when one sews by hand). The tutorial associated with this image is found at ChellyWood.com

How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #KidCrafts #crafty

Like yesterday’s tutorial, this is easy-peasy for those folks who sew all the time, but this week I’m introducing the basics for hand-stitched embroidery. Tying knots is essential stuff! Usually, though, when I’m doing embroidery, I don’t dip the needle into the fabric like it shows in the video; instead, I dip the needle into a stitch that’s on the underside of the design… then … Continue reading How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #Sewing #KidCrafts #crafty

Image of spool of grey thread with needle through it. Overlay says, "Basic Sewing Stitch Tutorial"

Teach a Child to Hand #Sew With this Easy Straight-Stitch #DIY #Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

I’ve had a few requests for videos demonstrating some of the most fundamental concepts in sewing. For example, perhaps you’ve seen my video that shows “How to Sew a Snap on Fabric“. The video below is another basic tutorial, showing people how to sew a straight stitch. This would be an ideal video for teaching a young child how to sew by hand. If you like my … Continue reading Teach a Child to Hand #Sew With this Easy Straight-Stitch #DIY #Tutorial @ ChellyWood.com

Click on the link provided, to find the tutorial video. This image shows orange felt with a black whipstitch pattern across folded fabric. The overlay says, "How to hem a garment by hand, using the whip stitch. The video is found at ChellyWood.com

How to Whip Stitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Occasionally people who are new to sewing ask me questions that are old-hat to those of us who are long-time seamstresses. One question I was recently asked is, “How do you hem a garment without a sewing machine?” I use the whip stitch to hem most of my garments. It’s a fairly easy stitch, and it creates a nearly invisible hem. Here’s how it’s done: … Continue reading How to Whip Stitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Click on the link provided, to find the tutorial video. This image shows orange felt with a black whipstitch pattern across folded fabric. The overlay says, "How to hem a garment by hand, using the whip stitch. The video is found at ChellyWood.com

How to Whip Stitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts

Occasionally people who are new to sewing ask me questions that are old-hat to those of us who are long-time seamstresses. One question I was recently asked is, “How do you hem a garment without a sewing machine?” I use the whip stitch to hem most of my garments. It’s a fairly easy stitch, and it creates a nearly invisible hem. Here’s how it’s done: … Continue reading How to Whip Stitch a Hem @ ChellyWood.com #embroidery #sewing #crafts