"Make It Yourself"

by Sarah A. Gordon

Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890–1930

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Susan Sews a Skirt

Encasing the Raw Edges

Now it is time to sew the front and back of the skirt together. After sewing one of the side seams with the “wrong” sides together, Susan presses and then folds the sides over to encase the raw seam edges.

Photograph by Sarah Gordon.