Mitered corners are a commonly used technique in sewing, yet so many people tend to struggle with it. Let’s break it down into bite sizes bits and see it in action!
- a joint made between two pieces of wood or other material at an angle of 90°, such that the line of junction bisects this angle.
- a diagonal seam of two pieces of fabric that meet at a corner joining.
Origin late Middle English: from Old French, via Latin from Greek mitra ‘belt or turban.’
This sewing tip is for all levels.
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Mitered corners are easy to create, let’s learn how.
- Pinch together each corner of fabric and align the side and bottom seams.
- Use a ruler and fabric marking tool to draw a perpendicular line.
- Straight stitch on-line. Trim away corner fabric.
- Use a clear quilting ruler to ensure accuracy.
- Measure fabric width on both sides of seam. This will
- Pin seams together above the sew line to prevent the seams from shifting or becoming misaligned.
- Backstitch at start and stop of stitch line.
- Add a double row of stitching just outside the stitch line for stability.
Mitered corners are perfect for pillows, small zip bags, oversized tote bags and sew much more.
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