Same as before, with the cloth for the patch three inches square.

1. Crease the garment, represented by the large piece of cloth, through, and across the centre (Fig. 74).

2. Cut a small piece out of the centre, to aid later in cutting the hole.

3. Cut across each corner of the patch one-fourth of an inch deep.

Fig. 77.

Fig. 77. - Showing the wrong side of a figured-calico patch, overhanded.

4. Holding the wrong side of the patch towards you, make a crease, by a thread, one-fourth of an inch deep, on the four sides.

5. Crease through, and across the centre of the patch.

6. Place the garment on the desk, with the right side upwards.

7. Place the folded edges of the patch upon the garment, with the warp of the two pieces parallel.

8. Match the creases, and put in pins.

9. With the edges of the patch even with the threads of the garment, baste; turning the corners neatly, by tucking in the extra fold underneath.

10. Holding the patch towards you, fold and crease the garment even with one edge of the patch.

11. Holding the two edges securely, overhand them, sewing the corners firmly.

12. Fold and overhand the next side in the same manner, and so continue, till all the sides are overhanded (Fig. 76).

13. Take out the basting threads.

14. Turn the wrong side towards you, and carefully cut a hole in the garment, one-fourth of an inch inside the overhanding stitches.

15. At each corner, cut diagonally to the overhanding stitches.

16. Open the seam and overcast all the edges (Fig. 77), or work them with the blanket-stitch.

17. Dampen the seams, and press on the wrong side.

Catch-Stitching on a Flannel Patch.


No. 9 needle, fine silk to match the flannel, pins, and a piece of flannel five inches square; for the patch, a piece of flannel three inches and a half square.