that the joining will scarcely be seen. If

embroidery, fold it over so that the crease

comes exactly in the middle of the corner,

taking care to match the pattern perFashion Design Drawing - Sewing Stitches 30.jpg

fectly. Crease firmly, and cut on the creased line (Fig. 41 ) Place the right sides face to face and buttonhole the raw edges together with short, close stitches. Fig. 42 shows the finished corner. The method of making the but tonhole stitch is shown in Fig. 48.

Lace may be mitered in the same way, but it should be cut between the cords, not across them. Overhand the edges together, putting the needle back the depth of two cords. (Fig. 43.)

Fig. 44 shows the figures cut around the edge, lapped and hemmed around the figure on each side. If a stronger corner is desired, the lace may be mitered in a very tiny, flat hem.

HEMSTITCHING is a line of open-work made by drawing out parallel threads and fastening the cross threads in successive small clusters. Draw as many threads of the material as desired at the top of the hem, and baste it on this line. Hold the hem toward you and work on the side on which it is turned up. Fig. 45 shows the position of the hem

with the stitching done

from left to right.

Insert the needle in

the underfold of the hem

at the left-hand edge.

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