Civil War Re-Enactor sewing

yummykazMarch 14, 2010

My daughter does Civil War tours. I am making her a pinner apron. I am having a hard time finding typical stitch counts or sewing methods used then. I usually sew all by hand, but have a sewing machine.

She would like her things to be as authentic as possible.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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I googled sewing a pinner apron by hand. Here are the results. Hope it helps.

Here is a link that might be useful: Google search results

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 8:33PM
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Hand-sewing seams was done by a fine running stitch - 10-12/inch with an occasional backstitch to prevent wobbly seams.

Sewing machines existed, straight-stitch only.

So it's your choice of techniques.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 8:47PM
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