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  • I don't know anyone who does perpendicular overcast as the standard that would mean conducting the needle diagonally through the fabric, which is not the easiest way, especially when hem-stitching.

    St. Elisabeth questions

  • I don't know anyone who does perpendicular overcast as the standard that would mean conducting the needle diagonally through the fabric, which is not the easiest way, especially when hem-stitching.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Darning, button-hole making and hem-stitching were taught in one class.

    The American Missionary — Volume 43, No. 07, July, 1889

  • Exactly this method is used at the present day, and is known as hem-stitching and fine-drawing.

    Chats on Old Lace and Needlework

  • This era of sewing machines has in a great measure ruled out the old - fashioned hem-stitching, over-casting, herin-boning, darning and so on.

    A grandmother's recollections of Dixie,

  • "I have wanted to see you to ask you to join my society, the 'Daughters of Duty,'" she went on, her eyes on a piece of fine white damask she was hem-stitching.

    The Voice of the People

  • Down stairs her father read the paper and her mother sat near the big table, hem-stitching.

    Jewel Weed

  • Make six rows of hem-stitching, as in fig. 55; the first and sixth rows to serve as a finish, above and below.

    Encyclopedia of Needlework

  • In the old, elaborate, linen needlework, we often meet two kinds of hem-stitching seldom found in modern books on needle-work.

    Encyclopedia of Needlework

  • It is edged on both sides with a row of hem-stitching.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework

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