How to Sew a Corner Seam | Vintage on Tap

If you’re someone who only sews garments, you may not be exposed to a corner seam.

I was originally taught this technique when I enrolled in my first sewing class, which I didn’t take until I’d been sewing for over 12 years. So you can imagine my surprise that this 101 technique was so new and interesting, especially since I had made nothing that featured this detail up until that point.

Since then, I’ve had to sew a corner seam on a total of two garments. 

Yes, you read that correctly. Two. 

I suppose that’s why its an inherently important technique to learn. Sewing a corner seam may not happen often, but when it does, being prepared and knowing what you’re actually looking at is vital.

How to Sew a Corner Seam | Vintage on Tap

Before getting started

Be sure that your corners are clearly marked.

In the video and photos, I used markers to mark my corners, as well as about an 1.5in/3.8cm line along the seam line as a... [read more]