Why do I need to know how to sew boxed corners? I don’t even know what a boxed corner is!
Well – it’s a simple way of adding depth to a fabric shape. It’s what makes this mini tote bag (there’s a free pattern here) fat instead of flat.
And it’s what gives these little mice nice fat bottoms.
Look – this guy will show you his.
I describe how to sew boxed corners in the Mischief of Mice pattern, but someone asked for a video to help clarify the process.
Ask and you shall receive!
See how easy it is?
The trickiest part is getting the seam aligned, but if you open the seams (like you see in that photo above) it’s really easy to see where they line up.
You’ll run into instructions to sew boxed corners in a lot of pillow and cushion patterns, but I don’t often sew pillows and cushions. I prefer to sew covers for ready-made pillow inserts. But I use the technique a lot for bags and softies!
Here are a few more patterns that use this technique. . .
These goody bags are great little gift bags or party favor bags.
This big tote bag is my favorite for grocery shopping.
And I love these fun and easy monsters. You can mix and match the parts to create your own variations.
Lots of ways to use easy boxed corners!