Guest blogger Katie shows us a simple sewing tip to make any project look top notch.
Have you ever found it tricky to get a neat-looking corner where two hemmed edges meet? It can look like this sometimes:
Why not try mitering your corners instead! It’s a really simple way to get a crisp, clean effect.
1. Pin a rolled hem along one edge by folding the fabric over twice.
2. Fold up a corner, using the full seam allowance of the other edge.
3. Fold over the second edge.
4. Fold it over again, press, and pin.
5. Sew, taking your pins out before you get to them
The finished corner! It’s neat and clean and very professional looking!
The finished Kimono – perfect and elegant!
Katie is an artist, an engineer for Sprout Patterns, and a developer at Spoonflower. Her latest adventure has been learning Ruby on Rails. With a background in sculpture and costuming, if she isn’t sewing, she’s building dovetail boxes in the wood shop. She also loves hiking, contra dancing, Iyengar yoga, and mindfulness meditation.