Yesterday I promised that each Tuesday during September (which is National Sewing Month) I would be sharing a quick sewing tip. To start things off I am teaching you today How to Sew Box Corners.
Box corners are a very quick and easy process that can add width to something like a bag. A few project on Crazy Little Projects involve box corners.
This pencil bag would not stand up without the box corners on each end:
This bag could be made without box corners, but it would be a flat bag and therefore wouldn’t be able to hold as much. Adding simple box corners at the bottom allows it to be wider and have more room inside:
Really, box corners are very simple to add. Here’s how:
How to Sew Box Corners:
Take your project that you are working on:
And grab the corners and turn the fabric so that the seam goes right down the center, forming a triangle:
Sew a straight line across the top of the triangle:
Then snip off the end of the triangle:
Now when you turn it right side out (after you do both corners of course), your little bag (or whatever you are making), will no longer sit flat but will stand up and have depth:
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