This section is from the "Hand Sewing Lessons" book, by Sarah Ewell Krolik. Also available from Amazon: Hand Sewing Lessons: A Graded Course For Schools And For The Home.
Dotted calico, Model 1 (Basting) ........ | yd.
Dotted calico for feather-stitch practice ...... 1 yd.
The spaces between dots are measured lengthwise. Figured calico, Models 2 and 4 in two colors, of each . . 1/2 yd.
Calico with figures having direction, Model 6 (Tucking) . . . 11/8 yds.
Striped calico or gingham, Models 3, 5, and 7 . . . • 11/8 yds. Quarter inch check gingham; Models 6, 16, 17, and 18 . . 23/4 yds.
Heavy unbleached cotton for design in backstitch, Model 10 (Backstitching, Half-Backstitching, And Felling) . 1/2 yd. Medium grade of same for design in running, Model 5 (Running Stitch) . . . 1/3 yd. Half bleached cotton models ....... 6 yds.
Long cloth, Model 27 (Rolled Hems And Rolled Gathers) and doll's clothes .... 21/2 yds.
Canvas Models 22, 26 ........ 1/2 yd.
Table Linen, Model 22 (French Hem, And Darning On Table Linen) . . . . . . . 31/2 sq. ft.
Butcher's Linen, Model 23 (Chain, Feather, Herring-Bone, Kensington,) . . . . . . . 1/2 yd.
Flannel, Model 24 (Slip-Stitch Or Blind Hem, Purl Edge Or Darning on Cashmere) ........ 3.2 sq.ft.
Cashmere, Model 25 (Blanket, Flannel And Cat Stitches) . . . . . . . . 2.8 sq. ft.
These estimates are made for twenty-five inch calico and gingham, and for yard wide cotton.
Two yards of bright calico, in contrasting colors, will supply a class of twenty with patchwork for dolls' bedspreads. Fourteen yards each of turkey red and bright blue calico will make twenty sofa-pillow covers, fifteen inches square, with ruffles and backs.