School Needlework. A Course of Study in Sewing Designed for Use in Schools

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Ginn, 1893 - Curriculum planning - 244 pages
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Page 28 - With the needle, draw the end under the fold, and towards the thumb. Begin with a new needleful, as when commencing the work, putting the needle into the last hole the short end came out of, and sewing both ends down with the next stitches. 9. At the end of the work, fasten the thread by taking two or three stitches over each other in the fold. Suggestions. — Hems should be begun and finished by neatly overhanding the ends of the fold. A narrow hem on stiff cloth, as on table linen, need not be...
Page 100 - LESSON X. PATCHING.1 Hemmed patches on cotton garments. Talk on care of clothes. SUBJECT MATTER. This lesson will involve measuring, trimming, basting, and hemming. A patch is a piece of cloth sewed on to a garment to restore the worn part. The material used for the patch should be as nearly like the original fabric in color and quality as possible. In placing the patch, the condition of the material about the hole must be taken into consideration, as well as the size of the hole itself. The hole...
Page 2 - A tape measure. 9. A pair of scissors, for girls in the higher classes. Your name should be written with ink on the bag, paper of needles, spools of thread, and sample cloth. An easy way to remember the necessary articles is to let the hand represent the cloth ; the thumb, the bag ; the first finger, the spools of cotton ; the second finger, the thimble and emery bag ; the third finger, the needles and pins ; and the fourth finger, the tape measure and wax. Directions for putting away the work. —...

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