UPDATE: Don’t miss this DIY Dino Tail Costume!! How cute is this?
A mitered corner is when two sides come together at a 45 degree angle. Mitered corners are a great way to create a polished look on a variety of sewing projects. When done well, they can make any project look like it’s professionally finished. I have three video tutorials that I recommend watching. Each of them are great, choose the one you like best to help you sew your own mitered corners.
The great thing about these tutorials is that you don’t need bias tape to make mitered corners. I like their idea of putting the backing under the edge. Or do on a project like a cloth napkin that doesn’t need to have a backing.
Project ideas for mitered corners:
Cloth napkins- This easy tutorial will help you whip up a dozen napkins in no time. Find your favorite quilting cotton for these. Do you use cloth napkins? They’re not just for formal dinners! Make a basket full to use for every day. One year I made one out of all my favorite fabrics to have an eclectic pile. They made me happy!
Jeans quilt: Did you go through a colored jeans phase? If you’re like many of us you have a pile that either don’t fit you still or you just don’t wear. Use them to make this great quilt. Or use regular jeans or quilting cotton.
Vintage Hankies Quilt by Patchwork Posse – This could not be sweeter! I absolutely LOVE this project. Do you have old hankies or vintage sheets? Make them into this cute quilt.
3 Video Tutorials
I have three video tutorials that I recommend. They teach the same thing but we all know sometimes one person’s video will be easier for you to understand than others. Let me know what you think!
Skill Level: Beginner
This video is super short and easy to follow. Watch it once now before you gather your supplies. Pin or bookmark the page so you can come back!
The next video was done by Baby Lock Sewing Machines. This one has some good up close shots that may be easier to follow if you’re completely new to the process.
And, finally, I really enjoyed this short video. She’s got a slightly different way of doing it. She doesn’t show you on a project, but a scrap of fabric. So that might make it more difficult if you’re new to sewing but I really think this is worth the minute to watch.
Which video did you prefer?
Sew a dino tail! This super easy and fun sewing tutorial is perfect for anyone who has little boys and girls in their life. These are great for year round dress up box fun!