Hey y’all – today I’m going to show you a sewing technique – how to sew bias tape mitered corners. This is useful everywhere from edging things like placemats and towels to finishing hems on garments.
If you’ve never sewn bias tape before, start with this post. If you have sewn bias tape, read on.
How to Sew Mitered Bias Tape Corners
- Unfold bias tape and pin to right side of fabric. Stitch in fold nearest raw edge, stopping 3/8″ before the corner. Fold the bias tape out away from the fabric to form a 45 degree angle as shown in step 2.
- Hold the 45 degree angle, then fold the bias tape in so that the wrong side is once again face up.
- Stitch over the corner and to the next corner, stopping again 3/8″ before the corner.
- When you unpin, this is what your corner will look like; see image below to continue.
On the wrong side, this is what your tape will look like.
Fold and press the excess tape at the corner in to form a mitered corner on the back, as shown above.
On the right side, stitch close to the edge of the tape, catching the tape on the wrong side to secure in place. Below is what your mitered corner will look like on the front side.