Age: 12-14 Years
The stitchery and construction used for this seam appeals by its quality of expectancy, very specially in the 13th year, and precedes as an exercise in machining for the more advanced motor control required in the finishing of bottom hems, wristbands, neckbands, etc., later on.
Place the raw edges together, wrong side facing wrong side.
Tack fully 1/6 inch beneath these edges : then run with the hand or machine-stitch.
Remove tacking thread and turn the raw edges to the inside.
Tack again about 1/4 inch from the double-folded edge, and back-stitch or machine-stitch, along by the tacking thread (Diag. 75).
This seam should always be used in joining material that frays easily. In all skirts, pinafores, and blouses it is a very valuable seam.