For this model, take a piece of rather fine linen six and one-half inches wide and seventeen inches long. Three and one-fourth inches from each end draw two threads, and turn a hem for hemstitching.

Crease down one-fourth of an inch of the model on each side, and turn under one-eighth of an inch for the hem.

When these two hems have been basted, measure an inch and a half from the edge of the long side and the same distance from the drawn threads at the end, mark off a square of three inches, draw a thread, and cut. After creasing down the edge of this opening one-fourth of an inch, fold in such a way as to bring the four corners of the space together, and crease. Then turn and fold in an opposite direction; again bring the corners together, and crease. In this way the center of each side of the space to be patched is obtained.

The opening after it has been creased is three and one-half inches square. Cut a patch four and one-half inches square, fold, and crease through the center in both directions. Turn down the edge of the patch one-half an inch all around, place so that the creases in the patch and those in the opening come together, and overhand the patch into the opening. Turn on the wrong side, and cut the corners of the model diagonally; trim these edges, then turn the edge of the patch one-fourth of an inch, and fell onto the model with a linen hem.

Pattern of Linen Patches.

Pattern of Linen Patches.

Set a second patch in the opposite end of the model in the same way. When this patch is finished, hemstitch the ends, and hem the sides with the linen hem. The reason the hemming is left until the last is, that should there be a mistake in the patches, the labor of hemming will not be lost.

Take a piece of linen tape three and one-half inches long, and one-fourth of an inch wide, and baste in the center of the hem at the right hand end, one and one-half inches from the edge on each side. Turn one-fourth of an inch at each end, and backstitch one-quarter of an inch from the end, and after it has been turned in hem around the edge and end. This hemming with the backstitching forms a square at each end of the tape loop. At even distances from the edge of the hem, mark a square with the point of the stiletto three-fourths of an inch on each side of the tape loop, and within this space have the pupil put the initials of her name.

On the other end of the model, one and one-half inches from the edge and the center of the hem, make an eyelet with a stiletto, and work with a blanket stitch. Measure three inches to the right and place a second eyelet, and put another half-way between the two. In the center of the hem, three-quarters of an inch from the first eyelet, put a loop of five threads, covered with buttonhole stitch, and the same distance from the second eyelet, put a second loop, which finishes the model.

Model of Linen Patches Finished.

Model of Linen Patches Finished.

Questions And Answers

What is the first model of the eighth grade? Ans. The linen patch, which is of fine linen six and one-half inches wide and seventeen inches long, into which two patches are set.

What is the first work to be done? Ans. Three and one-fourth inches from each end, draw two threads, and turn and baste a hem. Crease down on each side of the model one-fourth of an inch, and turn under one-eighth of an inch, and baste.

Where is the first patch set? Ans. When the hems have been basted, measure an inch and a half from the edge of the long side, and the same distance from the drawn threads at the end, and after marking off with the point of a stiletto a square of three and one-half inches, draw threads and cut.

What is the next step? Ans. When the edges of this opening have been creased down on all sides one-fourth of an inch, fold, and crease in the center on both sides.

How large is the opening after the edges have been turned in? Ans. It is three and one-half inches square.

How large a piece of linen is to patch this opening? Ans. A piece four and one-half inches square.

How much is the edge of the patch turned in? Ans. One-half an inch on each side.

How is this patch placed? Ans. It is first creased through the center both ways, and the creases of the patch are placed even with the corresponding creases in the model, and the two are overhanded together.

How is the patch finished? Ans. The edges of the model which have been turned in are cut diagonally at the corners, then trimmed, and the edges of the patch turned in one-fourth of an inch, and felled to the model with the linen hem.

How is the second patch placed? Ans. In the opposite end of the model, in the same way.

How are the edges finished? Ans. The ends are hemstitched, and the sides hemmed with the linen hem.

What is placed at the right-hand end of the model on the broad hem? Ans. A loop and two initials.

How is the loop cut and placed? Ans. It is a piece of linen tape three and one-half inches long and one-fourth of an inch wide, put on in the center of the hem one-half an inch from the edge. It is turned in a quarter of an inch, backstitched a fourth of an inch from each end, and hemmed at the ends in such a way that with the backstitching it forms a square.

How are the initials placed? Ans. A square of three-fourths of an inch is drawn in the center of the hem on either side of the loop, with the point of the stiletto, and in each of these squares an initial is placed.

What finishes the other end of the model? Ans. Eyelets and loops.

How are the eyelets placed? Ans. One and one-half inches from the edge of the model in the center of the hem, make an eyelet with a stiletto, and work it with the blanket stitch; measure three inches to the right, and make another eyelet, and place still another exactly half-way between these two.

How are the loops placed? Ans. In the center of the hem between the first and second, and between the second and third eyelets.