Pillows, collars, and cuffs are just a few of the areas where corners need to be sewn. Cast aside the traditional technique and incorporate the “absolute easiest way” to handle sewing corners.
A complete sewing tutorial to create the blue lattice pillow (shown above) can be found here. It includes an envelope pillow back and wrapped corners. Today we are focusing on the wrapped corners, which can be easily applied to any pillow project.
Traditional Corner Technique
Stitching a corner seems obvious—stitch along the seam allowances to the corner, pivot, and turn.
The stitching is easy, the result is often a bulky, non-crisp corner when turned right side out. Why? The bulk of the seam allowance is inverted when turned to the inside. Use the following techniques when stitching for guaranteed crisp corners.
Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Corners: This method will produce a crisp corner and is every bit as easy to sew as the traditional method. I’ve demonstrated this technique before as it applies to collars on Sewing With Nancy, Part Two of The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Series. You can also find this technique in my book, The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, available at Nancy’s Notions.
- Pin fabrics, right sides together. Stitch side seams using the suggested seam allowance.
- Trim one of the seam allowances at each corner, if using heavy-weight fabric. Trim with rotary cutting tools or scissors.
- Fold the fabric along the stitch line at each corner; pin.
- See the fold up close:
- Stitch the seam, starting at the fold.
- Leave a 4″–6″ opening in the seam on one side of the pillow.
- Turn the pillow right side out . Use a Point 2 Point Turner by Clover to form the corner.
Watch Absolute Easiest Way to Sew (Part One, Part Two, and Part Three) on Sewing With Nancy online.
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