Use of programmed instruction of basic sewing skills by adult women in their homes

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Betsy Roberts Schenck (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site:
Hildegarde Johnson

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the usefulness of a self-instructional program, Sewing Step-by-Step, in teaching adult women to sew in their own homes without the supervision of a teacher. Sewing; Step-by-Step was developed by the staff of the Home Economics Education Department of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as part of the U.S. Office of Education Research Project No. 5-1042. Projected outcomes of use of the program were: (1) ability to operate the sewing machine, including adjustment of the machine when necessary, (2) ability to select and use commercial garment patterns, and (3) ability to construct a simple garment. Participants were contacted through a home economics extension agent and members of the research staff. Requirements for eligibility in the study were that the women were high school graduates and had not constructed a blouse or dress unsupervised since completion of high school. The ten participants who completed the program were interviewed about their experience end their blouses.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1967

Email this document to