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Video: Conquering Inset Corners

Video Length: 5:35
Produced by: Gary Junken

with Shirley Smith

Seamlines that incorporate sharp inside corners are cropping up in more and more patterns these days, including most designs with gussets, all shawl collars and some full-roll collars, and many designs with insets of one sort or another, such as bands. In this video, sewing teacher Shirley Smith demonstrates her technique for creating a crisp, 90-degree corner, but the process works for corners of any angle. The only out-of-the-ordinary supply you'll need is a scrap of Swiss cotton organdy.

For more more on Shirley's technique and sources for organdy, see her article "Conquering Inset Corners" in the June/July 2002 issue of Threads (#101).