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.
Pupils who have taken this course are prepared to learn garment making by hand or machine. Pupils in this division have had some practice in cutting and will be able to cut plain garments from patterns. Care should be taken to cut the cloth economically, facings with warps parallel to the parts to be faced, bands lengthwise, and to clip all corners to be turned in.
Small pieces of a garment should be pinned together when cut, also when the work is put away. The first piece is often used as a pattern or measure. By using different pieces, the parts become unequal in size. Careful attention should be paid to joining the parts and to the needles and threads used.
A longer needle is required for running than for other work.
Illustration 44. Cross-stitch and other designs.