Three basic hand-sewing stitches to take care of all your simple repairs

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When most of us were growing up, there were a handful of basic life skills that just about everybody learned.

They were simple, useful abilities, like changing a tire, making a dress from a pattern, and balancing your checkbook — general knowledge that everyone needed to be an adult.

These days, though, it seems like more and more of those skills are falling by the wayside. Take simple hand-sewing skills for example; who among us can say that he or she has never needed to repair a loose button, or quickly stitch up a ragged hem?

Basic hand-sewing is the kind of thing everyone should learn! It doesn't have to look as pretty and perfect as a machine-stitch (though, it certainly can), but there are a few simple and useful DIY stitches that are bound to come in handy for everyone!

After all, a simple in-and-out running stitch will take care of sewing up simple seams or tacking together pieces of fabric, a whip stitch will tidy up fussy, fraying hems, and backstitching — in addition to looking beautiful in embroidery — is just what you need to really anchor your stitches, and keep them from falling apart!

Check out the video below to learn the basics of these three simple stitches. If you think this is a useful skill everyone should know about, make sure to SHARE with friends and family on Facebook!

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