Cutting Corners

The Razzle Dazzle Bins post last month, mentioned that I had an easier way to sew the corners without cutting them out ahead of time. It takes less time with this method since there is less fussing trying to match up the side and bottom. These are the steps I used to sew up the second set of fabric bins I made.

1. Cut out the appropriate sized outer fabric DO NOT CUT OUT THE NOTCHES ON EITHER SIDE. Fuse outer fabric with the interfacing. Sew up both sides.

Cut on the fold:

  • Large size : Cut 16″ by 12″ of main fabric, lining, and pellon
  • Medium size: Cut 14″ by 11.5″of main fabric, lining, and pellon
  • Small size: Cut 12″ by 11″ of main fabric, lining, and pellon

Note: if the fabric is a directional fabric, don’t fold the fabric add 1/2 inch to the bottom of each piece to make a 1/2″ seam.

Sew up both sides

Sew up both sides

Step 2. Squish the side corner down to meet the bottom fold line, forming a 90 degree angle.

Squish the corner down to meet the bottom center. To form a 90 degree angle

Squish the corner down to meet the bottom center to form a 90 degree angle

Step 3. Print and cut out the Fabric Bin Template. Using the appropriate template, line it up with the corner.

Line up the template on the 90 degree angle

Line up the template on the 90 degree angle

Step 4. Using a ruler lined up along the edge of the template, draw a line onto the fabric.

Use a ruler to draw a line onto the fabric

Use a ruler to draw a line onto the fabric

Step 5. Use at least two pins to hold the fabric layers together at the angle. Look at the second picture below to see how the fabric bin looks at this point. Gives a good view as to how the corner was squished down.

Use at least two pins to hold the angle

Use at least two pins to hold the angle

This is a top view showing how the side seams meets the bottom seam line

This is a top view showing how the side seams meets the bottom fold line

Step 6. Sew along the pencil mark on the fabric. Make sure to back stitch to lock both ends.

Stitch along the marked line

Stitch along the marked line

Step 7. Use a ruler to cut the fabric at least 1/4″ from the seam line.

Use a ruler to cut at least a 1/4" seam line from the stitched line.

Use a ruler to cut at least a 1/4″ seam line from the seam line.

And one more time, the Elephant-print Fabric Bins

Elephant-print  Fabric Bins

Elephant-print Fabric Bins

QThanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful crafty day!

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