Friday, August 5, 2022

Friday Fun Fact: Clipping Corners

A few weeks ago, we talked about Grading Seams (<-- click the link to read it!) but there are SO many other things we have to do to our enclosed seam allowances.

Here's how to clip your corners to reduce bulk in the best way!

Okay, so you've sewn a corner, perhaps on a collar, cuff, or patch pocket.

First, cut off the corner. Cut close to the stitching, but not too close! 1/8" should be plenty.

Next, make two swoop cuts - curve in to get rid of more bulk along the sides of the corner.

It should look like this!

Use a point turning tool to gently (GENTLY!) poke the corners out. We're emphasizing the gentle because you can rip through the corner if you push too hard!

The last step is to give your corner a good press with your iron. Then marvel at its beauty!

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