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  1.  Drawers
  2.  Wardrobes
  3.  Hangers
  4.  Drawers
  5.  Large enough to carry the work
  6.  Have smooth finishing
  7.  For storing all needlework
  8.  Should be lined with a clean paper or cloth

 

Wardrobes

  1.  Should have a smooth finish
  2.  Should be lockable
  3.  Should have a rod or nail for hanging
  4.  Used for hanging complete and incomplete garments
  5.  Clean regularly and place moth balls occasionally

 

Hangers

  •  Have assorted sizes
  •  Should be made of smooth wood plastic or metal
  •  Should be strong and wide
  •  Used for hanging complete or incomplete garments.
  •  Dust occasionally to keep clean.

 

Others:

  1.  Thimble
  2.  Stiletto
  3.  Bodkin
  4.  Embroidery loop
  5.  Pressing cloth
  6.  Sleeve board
  7.  Thimble
  8.  Should fit on the middle finger.

 

Others

– Metal thimbles last longer, especially those made of stainless steel.

– Ensure that the metal ones do not have rough edges that may damage the thread and fabrics.

 

Choice and Care

– It is used to push the needle through the fabric.

– It also protects the finger from needle pricks.

Wear on the correct finger.

 

Stiletto

  •  Must be sharp
  •  Should be thick enough to leave holes on the fabric
  •  Should be smooth not to spoil the fabric
  •  Used for making holes and eyelets
  •  Do not drop as the point will become blunt
  •  Bodkin
  •  Eye must be large.
  •  Point should be blunt so that it does not pierce through the work when it is in use.
  •  Used for threading elastic cords, ribbons and tapes through casings or eyelets.
  •  Store in the needlework box.
  •  Embroidery Loop
  •  Choose according to the work
  •  Similar to ironing board but small
  •  Used for pressing small shaped articles such as cuffs and sleeves
  •  Choose lint free clothes that are closely woven
  •  Used for dampening when pressing.
  •  Wash and store after use.

 

Students are read the following:

TRANSFERRING PATTERN MARKINGS

BASIC SEWING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE EQUIPMENT/MACHINE

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