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.
Object lessons are given on the following articles used in sewing - silk, wool, linen, cotton, and their manufacture into cloth, batting, cord, thread, and yarn; also needles, pins, thimbles, emery, scissors, buttons, wax, hooks and eyes. The difference between gingham and calico, between plain and twilled cloth, and between wool and silk, is explained.
Cabinets are prepared showing the changes from the raw material to the finished article.