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;

An where the pin stitches

till

is

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inserted

the bar

is

and work

reached

five or six

button-hole

the point must be closely

;

covered, then continue the button-holing of the bar. Fig. 58, #, b,

show how a

c,

worked as an edging

it

;

solid little picot

may

be

should have some decorative to

stitch

join

such

picots,

up the as

largÂŤ

button-

overcasting,

hole, chain or couching

generally

stitch.

It is

easier to

work the picots

with

the

edge

held

away from the worker. Make a loop as at a

Fig. 58.

;

fasten

it

with a pin

the loop and pass

;

it

then take the thread to the top of

round as

b.

Then

interlace back-

wards and forwards, passing the needle under the thread before going over to the opposite side, or five times until the loop of a fairly thick

A

make

is

most suitable

Button -hole Edging.

— Fig.

c.

A

is filled.

for these picots.

59 shows how to

work an edging which particularly

is

for

suitable

household

linen,

table mats, towels, etc.

both strong and durable, it will stand the hard wear which housebeing

hold

articles

in

daily

use are subjected to. Figs.

60 and 61 are

Fig. 59.

ISO

Repeat four

twisted thread

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