How to sew perfect corners on a tablecloth or napkin step by step

Do you want to continue learning sewing techniques to achieve more polished and professional finishes? In today’s post, we show you how to sew perfect corners on tablecloths, napkins, kitchen towels, towels, etc. Progressing in your projects is the path that will make your seams look better and better. You will see how quick and easy it is to achieve a perfectly finished square corner in different types of Katia Fabrics such as muslin, poplin, jersey, or canvas. We encourage you to visit all our posts to learn how to sew, such as how to make buttonholes, how to sew a shirt collar, or what grain line means.

sew perfect corners

How to sew perfect corners

To be able to carry out this technique, we leave you a diagram with the folds that must be made with the iron on the edges of the fabric in each corner.

 Mark the hem lines

Write down the materials you need:

  • Paper and pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pins or wonder clips
  • Marker/tailor’s chalk
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric where you want to hem for perfect corners.

step 1 perfect corners

Mark and iron

  1. Make two hems of the same width on each side of the fabric to the wrong side of the fabric with the iron. The width will be to your liking, and in this way they are marked.  Mark the hem lines
  2. Cut along the first diagonal line. This way the corners won’t bulge as much.
    cut the corner
  3. Fold along the second diagonal towards the wrong side of the fabric and iron. iron the corner
  4. Fold the two hems from step 1 again and secure with pins or clips. sew perfect corners
  5. Baste the entire contour for a better finish.
    baste the contour
  6. Sew the entire contour as you see in the photo.

sew the contour

sew perfect corners

A very simple way to get a PRO seamstress finish.

If your fabric is very fine, and you want to make a rolled hem, visit this tutorial.

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