Disclaimer: Not my video! Borrowed from YouTube user cyberseams. Once I get back to the States in August I’ll start sharing original videos.
The stitch in this video may seem incredibly easy, but it’s a great one to learn first to get acquainted with sewing and handling a needle.
First get some scrap fabric and fold it into two layers.
Thread your needle either by using a threader or simply by pushing the end of the thread through the eye (not as hard as it may sound!)
To keep the thread in place, I simply make a very small stitch at the beginning and tie the loose end and the needle end of the thread into a square knot.
Follow the technique in the video.
At the end of the stitch, watch this video for a technique for tying off the end of the thread.
And voila, you have sewn two pieces of fabric together!