This section is from the book "Scientific Sewing And Garment Cutting", by Antoinette Van Hoesen Wakeman. Also available from Amazon: Scientific Sewing And Garment Cutting: For Use In Schools And In The Home.
Any kind of work which is so perfectly planned and executed that there is nothing left to be suggested or desired has reached the dignity of an art, and is a source of much pleasure to the worker. Even the setting of a patch, when properly done, is a pleasant task, and when completed is far from unsightly.
Let the teacher in doing the first work of this grade, which is the gingham patch, call the attention of the pupils to the ease with which the nicest work is done when it is properly planned and each step is carefully executed.