I know - the thought of hand sewing makes some of us run screaming from the room! But Iím one of those masochists who actually enjoys it. Lately this has come in handy while Iíve been making DD dolls clothes for the holidays.
This is especially useful because you can just thread a needle from the thread tail, and there is no knot to bury.
Last night I was hand sewing a bias collar binding on a doll dress that had a Peter Pan collar. The layers were: dress-collar-binding. After sewing the three layers together on the machine I used the thread tail from the machine stitching to hand sew the bottom edge of the binding to the inside neckline of the dress (using bias binding instead of a facing is a common way to finish a Peter Pan collar)