If you haven't seen the first "From Scratch" series, I suggest you watch these first - but you'll probably be able to follow along, even if you haven't seen it.
File size: BIG!
The Proverbial Pirate
And now, the all new, Part 2, covering efficient use of AUTOPO and UV mapping & unwrapping:
File size: Not quite so BIG
The Proverbial Pirate Part 2 - AUTOPO & UV's
I hope you enjoy it,