I think one of the major downsides of basically being a self-taught seamstress is that I never learned how to do the basic hand stitches that are so critical for a well-made outfit. I usually just fudge my way through it, but I’ve always felt a little self-conscious about my hand-work. When I look at vintage clothes, I am always in awe of the wonderful construction techniques that I think are lost in our “hurry up and get it done” world.
I have my old sewing books but sometimes I just need to see a demonstration of something in order to “get it.” Expert Village at You Tube has come to my rescue! This is a video on how to do a basic running stitch.