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.
The broadening of the popular mind begins to change many formerly fixed opinions. One of these is in regard to the left hand. Formerly a sinistrous person was considered an oddity. Now, instead of teaching the exclusive use of the right hand, left-handed pupils are taught the use of both, as an ambidextrous person has many advantages over a person confined to the use of one hand. Fig. 115 represents the needle and thread in position for working a button-hole with the left hand.
Fig. 114. - Scalloped embroidered edge.