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There will be many little details that you will need to sew by hand when constructing garments, accessories, and even home dec items. As well, hand basting is a technique that you will find invaluable as you move on to more complicated projects.
There is a wonderful reference page on the Sewing.org website called SEW-loutions Guidlines that's filled with how-to's, including a section on hand sewing. I encourage you to have a look, and begin to familiarize yourself with hand sewing techniques