This section is from the book "School Needlework. A Course of Study in Sewing designed for use in Schools", by Olive C. Hapgood. Also available from Amazon: School Needlework: A Course Of Study In Sewing Designed For Use In Schools.
A scalloped edge is used as a fancy heading for fulness.
1. Fold one of the lengthwise edges five-eighths of an inch from the edge, and baste close to the raw edge.
2. On the wrong side, and beginning at the right-hand end, mark the outer edge of the fold into inches with a colored pencil.
Fig. 33. - Showing a scalloped edge.
3. Half-an-inch below the outer edge of the fold, and beginning half-an-inch from the right-hand end, make another row of dots one inch apart. These dots should be midway between those of the upper row.
5. Carefully draw up the thread every few inches.
For what is a scalloped edge used? What kind of stitches are taken?