The following course of sewing, drafting and cutting has been found practical in a grammar school course of six years, but it may be re-arranged and adapted to a shorter course.

First Year

Position of the pupils while sewing.

Method of threading needle, making a knot, and using the thimble.

Drills.

Basting.

Coarse button-hole stitch on a folded edge of cloth.

Overcasting.

Running.

Stitching.

Turning, basting and hemming one-fourth of an inch hems.

Practice in cutting and putting together a paper or cloth sample of a two-breadth apron.

Instruction on the use of needles, thread, thimbles and cloth.

Examination.

Suitable Articles To Make

Bags, towels, sewing aprons, drawers and two-breadth aprons.

Second Year. Review

Fine button-hole stitch on a folded edge of cloth.

French hem on damask.

Gathering, and placing of gathers.

Half-backstitching.

Overhanding.

Putting on bands by stitching and hemming.

Running and a backstitch.

Turning, basting and hemming one-inch hems.

Practice in drafting and cutting pockets and child's bib.

Instruction on the manufacture of needles, thimbles and emery.

Examination.

Suitable Articles To Make

Skirts, drawers, aprons, doll's clothes, sheets, pillow-cases and table-linen.

Third Year. Review

Blanket-stitch.

Button-holes in cotton cloth.

Buttons.

Catch-stitch.

Darning a straightway tear or cut in cotton cloth.

Double gathering.

French seam.

Lace sewed on.

Loops.

Plackets.

Practice in weaving.

Wide hems.

Practice in drafting and cutting a night-dress yoke and child's drawers.

Instruction on the manufacture of scissors, pins, buttons, hooks and eyes.

Examination.

Suitable Articles To Make

Dresses, night-dresses, flannel skirts, etc.

Fourth Year. Review

Bias piecing.

Button-holes in woollen cloth.

Chain-stitch.

Darning a bias and a corner-tear.

Darning on s ockinet.

Double gathering overhanded to a band.

Facings.

Gussets.

Hooks and eyes.

Loops of tape.

Outline-stitch.

Patching on cotton cloth.

Plaiting.

Scalloped edge.

Shirring.

Straightway fell.

Practice in drafting and cutting a gored skirt and child's tier.

Instruction on the growth and manufacture of thread, cotton and wool.

Examination.

Fifth Year. Review

Bias-fell.

Corners mitred.

Darning tear in woollen cloth with silk, ravellings or hair.

Edgings sewed on and corners turned.

Embroidery knots.

Eyelet-holes.

Feather-stitch.

Gathers set into a band.

Grafting.

Hem-stitch.

Honey-combing.

Marking.

Patching on calico, gingham and woollen cloth.

Piping.

Ruffles faced on.

Slip or blind-stitch.

Stocking-web stitch.

Tucking.

Whipping.

Practice in drafting and cutting drawers and child's waist.

Instruction on the growth and manufacture of silk and linen.

Examination.

Sixth Year. Review

Drafting, cutting and making of garments, also cutting from patterns.

Examination.