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A beginners guide to sewing by hand. The first step is to choose the fabric and cut it to size, leaving a finger space for the seam. The next step is to sew the seams with a matching colour of thread to create a hidden stitch. It is finished off with a feature stitch around the outside of the case.
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1 February 2012

Classroom Ideas

For children who are developing their sewing skills for different purposes, this clip introduces some simple basic techniques: measuring, matching thread and material colour, the use of contrasting colours for design impact and basic stitching. Children could consider how they would use these techniques within their own alternative design project.

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