1. Place the pieces of cloth together, with one edge one-eighth of an inch below the other, and baste a narrow seam (Fig. 58).

2. Sew the seam with a running and a backstitch.

3. Take out the basting thread, unfold the pieces of cloth, and lay the seam over, so that the wider edge will be uppermost.

4. Turn to the right side, and press carefully, exactly at the sewing of the seam.

5. Make a narrow hem (Fig. 59), tucking the ravellings under with the point of the needle.


Hem a fell cut on the bias, with the grain of the cloth, or from the wider part to the narrow, as drawers from the top down. A fell can be made by sewing it with the edges even, then pare one edge, being careful to have the right side of the sewing come on the upper side of the fell.

Fig. 59.

Fig. 59. - Showing the fell partly hemmed.

What is a fell? What is its use? How are the pieces of cloth placed together? What should be the width of the seam? How should the seam be sewed? What is done, after the basting is removed? What is done next? How is a fell, cut on the bias, hemmed?