This section is from the book "Scientific Sewing And Garment Cutting", by Antoinette Van Hoesen Wakeman. Also available from Amazon: Scientific Sewing And Garment Cutting: For Use In Schools And In The Home.
This band should be twenty-four inches long and nine inches wide. Turn down one inch on the two opposite sides and the same on the two ends. The hem should be turned in this way that the corners may be neat and also uniform. When the hem is turned and basted, catch-stitch it on the right side that the smooth surface may come next the body.