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Hill, Clare, fl. 1900 / Millinery: theoretical and practical
(1909)

Hemming velvet,   p. 14 PDF (218.1 KB)


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MILLINERY. 
  'Points' and 'Ears' of Velvet.-Points of 
Velvet are generally made by folding down half 
the slanting selvedge of a crossway piece, pile 
upon pile, as in the preliminary preparation of 
a Velvet Rosette (Diag. I., Fig. 2), only in this 
case the point formation is retained. The tiny 
point of velvet is secured at its cut edge to the 
wrong sidb of the larger piece by under-hemming 
stitch (Fig. 3, left side of Diag. XLIII.), and 
the sides of the point are then finished by 
making a tiny rouleau hem, which is secured to 
back of velvet by slip-hemrming stitch (Fig. 5, 
Diag. XLIII.). 
  Velvet Ears are made by taking two corner 
pieces from a crossway width, fitting one to the 
other pile to pile, stitching together two sides, 
and turning them right side out. 
           HEMMING VELVET 
  Preparing Velvet for Folds.-Widths of bias 
velvet intended for loops and bows are generally 
neatened by turning down the cut edges twice 
to form a narrow rouleau hem; the cut edges of 
widths of velvet for twists, etc., are only turned 
down once, and then under hem-stitched to the 
back of the velvet width. 
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