This section is from the book "School Needlework. A Course of Study in Sewing designed for use in Schools", by Olive C. Hapgood. Also available from Amazon: School Needlework: A Course Of Study In Sewing Designed For Use In Schools.
3. Hold the loop firmly between the left thumb and forefinger.
4. Beginning at the further side, overhand closely the two circles of the eye (Fig. 48), being careful not to let the stitches show on the right side.
5. Take three stitches over each other at each side of the eye, near the edge of the cloth (Fig. 48, a).
6. Fasten very securely.