While machine sewing is almost always faster, some fabrics or garment styles call for a hand-sewn finish. Give your next sewing project a touch of beautiful old-school elegance with this photo-filled guide from The Coletterie that will walk you through 5 ways to hand-stitch a hem!


Think you’re too impatient? A bit of hand-sewing at the end of the day can be really soothing and relaxing—if you haven’t tried it, I definitely recommend giving it a shot!

Ready to give it a try? Grab your needle and thread, then head on over to The Coletterie to see how it’s done.