How to sew a book corner Tips for corners and borders
- Sewing instructions - Sew letter corner
- Quick guide
Sewing corners quickly and beautifully is easier than you think! Whether tablecloths such as tablecloths, runners, placemats or a thin scarf - there are plenty of opportunities for breadcrumbs if you want to complete one-layer fabrics nicely. I have already shown you in detail how to make simple borders with beautiful corners in multi-layered projects in our patchwork quilt tutorial. Today, the focus is on beautiful, flat letter corners, which are also attractive at the bottom. In the following instructions you will learn how to sew a letter corner.
You do not have to practice for a long time, so plan your project 3-4 cm more per side for the inner corners and you can start right away. It's really easy and you can not go wrong! Other areas of application for letter corners can be, for example, curtains or the open corners in skirts with slits, ie wherever there is a corner!
Difficulty level 1/5
(also suitable for beginners)
Material costs 1/5
(per side 3-4cm more fabric)
Time expenditure 1/5
(with some practice and preheated iron 5 to 10 minutes)
In my case, this is not a special project for which I need borders, because I wanted to attach lines with the pen for illustrative purposes (you will see it below in the photos). I chose cotton weave here because it does not stretch or slip, which of course makes the whole thing even easier and makes it easier to sew the corners. In principle, however, this conclusion is suitable for every type of fabric.
amount of material
When serging your fabric, expect 3 cm more per side for the borders. If it is not crooked, add 4 cm per side for the inside corners. In sum, you will have 6 to 8cm more material needed both in length and in width. For example, if you are sewing a placemat measuring 40 cm x 50 cm, you will need 46 cm x 56 cm (version A: serged) or 48 cm x 58 cm (variant B: not covered). Then you can start sewing with the corners!
Before sewing: Well ironed is half stitched!
Variant A: Iron 3 cm inwards on each side.
Variant B: Iron 1 cm on each side and an additional 3 cm (in total 4 cm) inside.
I have traced the creases with pen for better visibility, which is of course not provided in your case. The creases alone should be enough.
In the next step, fold the corner in at the cutting point of the folds (in variant B at the inner corner) to create a 90 degree angle and iron over the newly created edge and unfold it again.
Lay the fabric right side together (ie with the nice sides together so that all creases come to lie exactly on each other.) For variant B, fold the 1 cm outer edge inwards (left to left).
So that nothing slips you can stick the fabric layers with a pin.
Sewing instructions - Sew letter corner
Sew over the previously diagonal crease with a single or triple stitch and sew the beginning and end of your seam.
If you want, shorten the seam allowance. At the corners should be shortened in any case, especially short so that later when turning is not too much fabric in the inner corners, thereby creating unsightly bumps.
Tip: It is a matter of taste how long the seam allowances remain. You can also leave it unabridged, then ironing will be easier in the next step. The corner should be abbreviated in the case nevertheless obliquely.
Lay the corners flat and iron the night additions.
Turn the corners and iron over it again.
Sew with a simple straight stitch once along the seam allowance all the way around - and your new workpiece is already provided with beautiful corner finishes!
Would have thought that it is so easy and done so fast "> Quick Start Guide
1. Iron in the hem allowance and any seam allowance.
2. Iron the diagonal at the (inner) cross point.
3. Lay right on right and sew diagonal crease (possibly fold SZ left to left)
4. Cut NZ if necessary and in any case NZ corner
5. Hang up and iron on NZ
6. Turning and ironing
7. Stitch once all round.
8. The corner is ready!
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