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Thesis (M.S)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1969. School of Home Economics.


Copyright 1969, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this study was (1) to investigate storage and space recommendations for the home sewing center, (2) to investigate the relationship of the homemaker’s characteristics to the type and amount of sewing, and (3) to develop a score card from these recommendations and characteristics to be used as a guide in planning a sewing center.The 4-H leaders in Lancaster County, Nebraska composed the sample selected for the questionnaire on sewing practices, homemaker characteristics and amount and kind of sewing equipment owned.Frequency distribution, chi square and multiple regression were statistical methods used to test for association between type and amount of sewing and age of homemaker, family income, age of homemaker’s children and size of family.Results did indicate that the homemakers who were employed outside the home did more sewing than full time homemakers.Data indicated an association between type of sewing and age of homemaker’s children but the type of sewing is not confined to a particular age group.From the analysis it appeared that there was little relationship between type of sewing and equipment owned.The range of points on the score card developed by the investigator were overlapping, but did indicate a guide which might be used in planning individual sewing centers.

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