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.

Fig. 114. - Scalloped embroidered edge.