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Flawless Mitered Corners | Video

Learn how to draft and sew mitered corners for professional-looking hems.
Threads, Issue #210, Aug./Sept. 2020

Evamarie Gomez and Judith Neukam; Shot by: Gary Junken

Mitered corners are a clean way to finish hems, and they add a professional touch to your garments. In this step-by-step tutorial from Industry Insider Techniques, Vol. 7, Louise Cutting shows how to draft and sew a mitered corner. For more information about drafting mitered corners, see Louise’s article, “Precise Mitered Corners,” in Threads #210 (Aug./Sept. 2020).

In Volume 7 of this series, Louise shares years of expert experience. It’s amazing how much you’ll learn as she demonstrates professional techniques, such as fine hand stitching and flawless miters. This level of workmanship is second nature to pros, and now you’ll see how the techniques contribute to the quality of a garment—and how to do them yourself. In this 15-part series, you’ll learn how to match stripes, prints, and plaids, reinforce underarm seams, sew a smooth neckline zipper finish, and many more expert techniques.

Topics covered in Industry Insider Techniques, Vol. 7 include:

  • Best practices for working with thread
  • How to match stripes, prints, and plaids
  • Precision bound buttonholes
  • What to do when prints lap
  • Hidden button plackets
  • Perfect sleeveless armholes
  • One-dot pocket placement
  • A smooth neckline zipper finish
  • Easy, flawless miters
  • No-fail invisible zippers
  • An expert neckline finish
  • Reinforcing underarm seams
  • Match Stripes and Plaids Perfectly

Every video in Volume 7 will help you learn how to sew like a pro.

Purchase the Industry Insider Techniques, Vol. 7 DVD. 

Threads Magazine DVD with Louise Cutting


The Industry Insider Techniques series consists of eight volumes, each available on DVD and for download at the Taunton Store.


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  1. tinainanderson | | #1

    Loved this video. Great idea practicing on paper first before trying on fabric!

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