1. Make a knot in the thread.

2. Place the loop of the eye a little beyond the folded edge of one of the pieces of cloth.

3. Hold the loop firmly between the left thumb and forefinger.

4. Beginning at the further side, overhand closely the two circles of the eye (Fig. 48), being careful not to let the stitches show on the right side.

5. Take three stitches over each other at each side of the eye, near the edge of the cloth (Fig. 48, a).

6. Fasten very securely.