Today, I want to bring you part 2 of my information about miters. Previously, I showed you how to create regular miters. Now I'll show you irregular miters. They can seem a bit funny, so let's look at a diagram. Then we'll sew one to see what it looks like in fabric.
This diagram assumes a 1" seam allowance and a 2" hem. The diagonal line that extends through the corner dot is the miter stitching line. (Remember that miters are already drafted for you in CLD patterns, but this will help you with other situations.)
The dimensions can differ. The process will work if you follow the fabric example below for the pressing, marking, and stitching.
The dot at the corner of the lines marks the point of the miter. You can also see 2 little dots on the left and bottom edges, designating the match points for sewing the miter. I folded the 1" and 2" edges, then marked little dots right where they came together.
Below is the starting point in fabric, with the edges pressed and the dot marked at the corner where the pressed lines cross. That's the point of the miter.
The pressed edges are folded to meet. I marked dots where they crossed very precisely (lower left of photo). They indicate the starting point of the miter stitching.
Here's where things start looking funny, but you have the dots to guide you. Right sides together, match the 2 dots on the fabric edges marked above. The first dot at the corner is the point of the miter. I've marked the stitching line in blue.
Here's what the other side of the folded miter looks like.
Stitch the miter from the matched dots to the corner dot. I use a slightly shorter stitch length (2.0). Secure your stitching at both ends. (I just stitch in the air off the point and leave that stitching folded into the miter.)
Here's the stitched miter.
Trim the miter, especially the corner.
Press the seam allowances open over a point press.
Turn the miter right side out, using a point turner to walk out the corner.
And there you have it! I hope you find this useful.