Embroidery Design For Lingerie And Bag From 1913

The following embroidery pattern for lingerie and a fabric bag was originally published in a newspaper in 1913.

Embroidery Design For Lingerie And Bag

Text reads:

This attractive design is worked out in the new cut work and eyelet embroidery, the bowknot being worked in the cut work and the flowers in either the eyelet or a French embroidery. In the cut work the design is first carefully buttonholed, then after it is laundered cut out closely around the buttonholes.

There are two ways to apply the designs to the material upon which you wish to work them.

If your material is sheer – such as handkerchief linen, lawn, batiste, and the like – the simplest method is to lay the material over the design and with a well pointed pencil draw over each line.

If your material is heavy, secure a piece of transfer or impression paper. Lay it face down upon this, then draw over each line of the paper design with a hard pencil or the point of a steel knitting needle. Upon lifting the pattern and transfer paper you will find an accurate impression of the design upon your material.

There are two points to observe in this simple process if you would execute it satisfactorily. One is to see that your material is level – cut and folded by a thread – and that your design is placed upon it evenly at every point.

The second is when placed accurately, secure the design to the material with thumb tacks or pins, so it cannot slip during the operation.

Do not rest your hand or fingers upon any part of the design you are transferring, else the imprint of your fingers will be as distinct as the drawn lines of the design.

Source: The Washington herald. (Washington, D.C.), 12 Jan. 1913.