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Azuma Bukuro bag – Mitred Corner Tutorial

As part of the Azuma Bukuro tutorial I refer to a mitred corner. This is the process of folding, pressing and cutting a corner to make a really nice crisp corner on the 4 corners of your bag. It’s simple enough but accuracy is key.

Firstly press all your seams – if you’re using a dark fabric like I am you may like to use a chalk marker and mark your lines just to make sure you’ve got everything in the right place before you cut your corner off.

You can see here that I’ve marked the lines front and back with my chalk marker.

Draw a diagonal line across the square you’ve made in the middle (As pictured above) and cut along that line

Fold your new diagonally cut line over so that the lines on the fabric facing down (the right side of your fabric) fit seamlessly over the ones facing up (as shown in the photo below)

Once you’ve cut your corners make sure you give them a hard press this will make top stitching  or hand stitching them much easier.


If you would prefer to watch a video tutorial on this I found this one very informative & it uses a double fold 1/2” hem as I do in the tutorial too so it’s great to get an idea of what you need to do. I really hope this helps you when creating a professional finish on your bags corners.

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