In my secondary school days, Home Economics is one of the subject. Sewing is one of the topics concerned, involving in garment-making. I cant remember how many times i broke my mum's sewing machine's needle, having entangled bobbins and it costs a bomb in that time to have it repaired.
After machine sewn the sides, i do not know how to use Brother to sew the top side (sigh!!), ended up using hand-stitched.
Needle : Inox 4 mm circular
Yarn : Butterfly Super 10
Material : 100% Mercerized Cotton
Lining fabric from a little shop around the corner