July 30, 2014

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Mitered Corners

Have you ever tried to hem multiple edges of the same piece of fabric, and wound up with really nasty looking corners? Well, today, I wanted to show you how to miter your corners. It actually doesn't take that much longer, and the results are beautiful!

Start by marking off your hem allowance on each corner. 

Then, mark a third line 1/4" away from the point, at a 45 degree angle to the corner lines. 

Cut along this third, marked line; then press the raw edge under 1/4". 

Now, fold under your raw edges just like normal...and watch what happens at the corners! If you are careful, you should wind up with something like this: 

Congratulations! You just mitered a corner! Yes, that's really all there is to it.

Thanks for following along today! If you have questions or comments, please feel free to jump in below -- we'd love to hear from you :) 

For Pixie Faire,
Melinda


11 Comments

Trudy
Trudy

November 18, 2016

I have been sewing doll clothes and have not been pleased with the hem corners. They always look like the first picture. Now, with this helpful tip, my corners will look beautiful. Thank you so much!

Pam
Pam

February 22, 2016

That looks so easy, can’t wait to try it.

Hope
Hope

February 09, 2016

I was wondering how you do this! I’m going to use this a lot! Thank you for sharing!

Sue Ellen
Sue Ellen

September 11, 2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you…..I was just looking around trying to find instructions on how to miter a corner for a doll quilt I need to finish up and came across this…..off to finish the cute little quilt!!!!

Margot
Margot

August 12, 2015

Thank you so much. I had so much trouble trying to figure out how to miter a corner and wow! it is so simple.

Teresa J
Teresa J

December 30, 2014

I have been making lap quilts for awhile now. Tried different ways to do the corners. Dog eared, binding, etc. This was the easiest I have seen. Thank you so much.

Rita Chadwick Nealy
Rita Chadwick Nealy

October 24, 2014

This was a great refresher. I have sewed many things in the past. Key word is “past”. I had honestly forgotten how to do metered corners lol. As soon as I read this it brought it all back. Thanks for the tips.

Caroline
Caroline

August 30, 2014

This is by far the easiest way I have seen to miter a corner. I will use it on lots of things. Thank you so much for the tip.

Carmen Contreras
Carmen Contreras

August 19, 2014

Buenísimo el tutorial para doblar los dobladillos de esquina, muy claro como se explica.
Gracias.

z. braidwood
z. braidwood

August 01, 2014

many yrs. since doing corners the refresher info is very great

Winter
Winter

August 01, 2014

Thank you! This will be so helpful.

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