Guess I’m just a tactile learner–
Here are instructions for the mitered tablecloth edge above. They also work great on the bath and kitchen rugs I love to make from vintage and reclaimed fabrics.
Note: All seams are 1/2 inch–and never sew all the way to the end of a seam. If you remember those rules, the corner comes together easliy.
- Cut bands of fabric 1 inch wider than finished size. (I cut 5 inches in this case)
- Sew right side of band to wrong side of fabric BUT STOP stitching 1/2 inch from each end.
- Trim seam and press to front. (The ends will be open)
- Now working on the back again, bring raw edges to meet at an angle and press flat.
- The pressed line is youe seam. Sew it STOPPING 1/2 inch from each end. Press, trim etc. Flip the angle to front, and press again
- Turn under raw edge and stitch. I continued with rows of channel stitching to give the tablecloth a finished look.
Once you get the hang of it, it’s actually easier than a wrap-around corner. The miter has less bulk, more polish and style. Try these corners. I think you’ll like the results. Happy sewing.