I was told to sew a corner by leaving the machine needle in the corner of the fabric and pivoting the fabric round. Then continue sewing along the next seam.
A nice man then showed me the error of these ways and I have been using his method ever since. To get a nice point it is much better to use the following method:
- Sew down to the corner but stop before you get there.
- Then sew two stitches across the corner at a diagonal. The two diagonal stitches allow room for the fabric when you turn the corner out the right way.
- Continue sewing in a straight line along the next section.
Don’t forget to trim away the excess corner fabric as close to the stitching as you possibly can. In the case of a collar, trim the corner right down and then graduate the seam allowance from the point.