To Slipstitch Seam

Bring needle through edge of fold on one side and enter the needle

through edge of fold on other side exactly opposite. Slip needle along

in this fold one-eighth of an inch, then bring the needle through to the

edge of the fold and take a stitch one-eighth of an inch long in the

fold of the other side, always being careful to begin the stitch exactly

opposite the end of the one preceding. Try to cut the material out from

inside the headsize wire in one piece so that it may be used for

something else. Examine the material carefully to make sure that it fits

perfectly. Baste with a stab stitch close to the headsize wire on the

outside; remove all pins as soon as possible. After basting this, you

will sometimes find that the material needs a little more adjusting at

the edge. Turn the velvet over the edge one-fourth inch and sew down

with an overcasting stitch.