18 Sewing

Alongside soldering, sewing is one of the skills I frequently tell makers and DIYers of all stripes that they should learn. The basic techniques of sewing can come in handy for all manner of issues in project execution, as well as for maintenance and repair. As with soldering, many people are intimidated by sewing, but they shouldn’t be. Learning how to thread a needle, the basics of operating a sewing machine, and a few basic stitches and what they are used for can arm you with a very useful and fundamental life skill. Here are a few tips to help you along in this effort.

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