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Corners for hand-rolled hems

manytoeskitty | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I have been practicing the hand-rolled hem in the last issue of Threads.  Any advice for making neat corners?  Mine look pretty sloppy!

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  1. Teaf5 | | #1

    A mitered corner might be your best bet, as it gets rid of excess fabric that makes the corner look messy.

    Stop stitching an inch or so from the end of each side, fold up the corner, trim off the excess point & press the hem folds, then finish stitching around the now-neat corner(each side will meet on a diagonal at the corner).

    Most quilting books & websites have graphics showing a mitered corner for the binding; you can use the same technique, just on a much smaller scale, for a hand-rolled hem. It takes just a moment longer but looks exquisite.

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