How to Make the Most Pointy Corners


Received wisdom is that to get sharp corners you need to trim them at 45 degrees.

Well, I’ve been making rather a lot of waistbands recently and have found this method gives me much pointier corners than trimming and, if you think about it, actually reinforces the corner too.

If you’ve got 2 seams joining at said corner (here one of the sides of my corner is a folded edge), fold the seam allowances on top of each other so that they overlap.

If you’re using a very bulky fabric you’d probably want to layer the seam allowances first (trim one layer of the seam allowance shorter than the other).

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