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Reader Tip: Stitch Sharp Corners

Threads #187, Oct./Nov. 2016

This reader-submitted tip was originally featured in Threads #187 (October/November 2016).

When sewing collars, or anything with an outside corner, I sew a short seam diagonally across the corner before trimming and turning it. This results in a sharper point. The concept is similar to taking diagonal stitches at a corner, but this seam is separate, so you have more control over the number and angle of stitches. Depending on the fabric thickness, you may need one or more stitches in the corner. A linen shirt might require one stitch, whereas a wool jacket might take two or three. Then trim as you normally would, and turn the collar right side out.

-Janie Marks, Irving, Texas

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