Category: Basic sewing techniques
Date: 10 Dec 2006
There are various ways to achieve a mitred border. Essentially you join your border strips to the edges of the fabric panel very accurately stopping at the seam allowance and taking care not to catch the first border piece when you stitch the second. Then fold the main panel at 45 degrees and use this as a guide to make the same angle crease in each border. The creases then give you a stitching line to follow for an accurate seam. Once you are happy the mitre is made you can press and cut away the excess fabric. Hope this helps. There is a good description with diagrams in a book called Home Furnishings Workbook by Maureen Whitemore - you might be able to borrow a copy from your library or it can be bought via Amazon.