Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Quick Sewing Skill: perfect mitered corners for napkins and more!

This week's design freebie download on FB!
It would be fun to use mini designs not only on socks and small t-shirts it but also on cocktail and dinner napkins. We can't always find the napkin size we need. Knowing how to stitch a beautiful mitered corner will save you money and time while adding professional finish to your sewing and quilting projects.

A new machine embroidery freebie is available. Stop by and like us at CookiescreationsWebsite on Facebook. Did you notice the mitered corners on the sample pillow featuring our free design?

MITERED CORNER TUTORIAL:

Here is a pictorial walk through to help you make great corners easily!

The hem width is up to you.  The sample project uses a 1” hem width. 

Step one:
Mark your napkin’s hemline with a disappearing soluble pen.

Step two:  Press napkin on all 4 hemlines

















Step three: Unfold and fold each corner in forming a triangle.

















Step four: Measure 3/8” from fold and mark.

















Step five:  Some prefer to unfold point at this time, fold corner in half on point and measure a right angle line and sew that line and then trim to a 3/8’or less seam.  

I prefer to cut along the 3/8” line:

















Step 6: Unfold trimmed edge, fold in half the other way, matching fabric edges and straight stitch along the 3/8” crease.  The 3/8” seam becomes the mitered seam which will sit perfectly centered when you turn it right side out.

Download the machine embroidery angel file on Facebook while it is available. Like us on Facebook!