I think many of us that have sewn corners before, know that this is not an easy task.
And if you are making something with four corners and all four corners have to look the same, it can easily turn out into a nightmare.
Not to think about a project with 8 table mats, thus 32 corners that needs to look the same……
But before you roll your eyes and think of something else you can make, let me just show you how to sew perfect corners the easy way.
I really want to take your corner-nightmares away.
To get this, just follow the steps:
My end product measures 34cm x 44cm
The finished hems measure 2cm (width)
You need 1 cm to fold in.
Cut your place mats 40cm x 50cm each
Sew perfect corners – step 1
With printed sides of the fabric facing upwards, fold the left top corner over, as indicated in the photographs.
Rotate the fabric so that the folded corner is pointing upwards and the fold is on your left side.
Hold your ruler perpendicular to the open edge of the folded fabric and move it downwards until it measures exactly 3cm to the folded edge and draw a line.
Fold the corner on the 3cm line as indicated in the picture.
Draw a new line using the folded edge as your guideline.
Open the fold again to expose the triangle as indicated in the picture and make a mark on the line, 1cm from the edge.
(this is for the 1cm you need to fold in)
Sew on the line from the fold to the mark (1cm from the edge).
(Remember to back stitch as you do not want your perfect corner to come lose.)
Cut off the corner 1cm from the sewn line.
Turn it inside out and press the corner out with a sharp object.
Repeat these steps on all four corners.
Fold the edges 1cm inwards and pin them down.
Sew the complete place mat 3mm from the pinned edge.
This is not difficult at all.
If you do the whole set like this, you will be proud of your work and will use them when you have gusts for dinner.
If you found this tutorial easy to use – please share it with you friends and help them too.