Materials: Second section of the Patching Sampler.
The overhand patch is used on very thin material, such as lawn, dimity or organdy, where strength is not required and where the two thicknesses of cloth around the edge of the hemmed patch would be too noticeable. The pattern should be as carefully matched as in the hemmed patch and equal care given to the corners. A paper pattern will assist beginners.
Pattern Of Doll's Kimona.
Fold the large piece of gingham with the four corners together and clip off the point from the center. The following are the successive steps for making the overhand patch:
1. Measure on each side of the center, with the warp, one and one-fourth inches and with the woof three-fourths of an inch. Mark with pins.
2. Cut out the oblong at these points (or as near as the pattern permits, observing also the pattern of the patch to be used).
3. Clip the corners diagonally the exact width of the fold to be turned in.
4. Turn in the fold on the four sides of the hole.
5. Crease the folds on the four sides of the patch so that it will fit exactly into the hole, matching patterns.
6. Beginning near the middle of one side overhand the patch in, matching as you overhand. Do not baste.
The two patched pieces are to be overhanded together. Turn a quarter-inch fold on each with the warp, matching the pattern, baste together and overhand.
Teach the Overcasting on the Practice Piece and overcast all raw edges on the Patching Sampler, with a stitch one-eighth of an inch deep and one-fourth of an inch apart.