You could get by without a sewing machine if you like hand sewing. The first hand sewn stitches to learn are a back stitch, a blanket stitch and a ladder stitch.

Back stitch is for stitching details or an embroidery.

Blanket stitch is for edge finishing stitching or working with felt.

Hidden seam/Ladder stitch is for sewing up holes in stuffed toy or sewing on a head, ears, arms, legs and a tail.

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