sewing short cuts, sewing machine use, home economics department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
In this day when we hear so much about labor saving devices, when every business man realizes the value of labor saving equipment, we find that in the majority of homes that the women in sewing work do not make use of the devices that they have. Hand decoration on garments requires a great deal of time. Many new and attractive stiches can be made by the sewing machine and used for decoration. Then with the use of sewing machine attachments a great deal of time and labor can be saved. They offer many possibilities. Tucking, ruffling, hemming, hemstitching, braiding, yarn trimming, machine couching, darning, and overcasting, are a few. Tedious hours of hand work may be eliminated by use of machine. A quick fell seam, two kinds of bound buttonholes, tailored pockets, simple plackets, fitted facings, pipings can quickly and easily be made.
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Linfield, A., "Short Cuts in Sewing" (1922). SDSU Extension Circulars. 61.