This instructable will cover the basics of hand sewing - tools needed, threading the needle, knotting the thread, running stitch, basting stitch, backstitch, slipstitch, blanket stitch, whip stitch and finishing with knots.
Please comment with what you'd like to learn! I know this is not everything that needs to be covered, so I'd like input from everyone to see what you all want me to cover. :D
If you enjoy this instructable, please consider checking out my Hand Sewing Class!
Here are some other tutorials that should be useful to help you learn how to sew:
And some beginner projects for you: