One Easy Hassle-free Method of Turning Out Pillow Corners

Have you ever sewn a pillow with 90 degree corners (right angles) and had such trouble getting them out. You might use a chopstick or point turner, pencil or scissor tip and ended up poking out the stitches OR WORSE! Ripping the corner fabric!

I learned this trick from a woman who sewed home decor and it has served me well for many years.

I found this works whether or not I trim the excess fabric near the corners.
Work on one corner at a time. With your pillow wrong side out, place your index finger inside at the pillow corner point.
Fold the seam allowance on one side of the corner along the stitching and hold with your thumb.

Then fold the other edge of stitching that meets that corner in and hold it with your thumb as well.
This will create a new folded corner.

At this point, hold those folds with thumb and index finger still inside the pillow. Turn the this wrong side corner into the pillow and push it out so the right side is exposed.
The corner will be a nice pointed 90 degree corner.

Repeat for all the corners.

Please leave a comment letting me know if you found this helpful.


Needled Mom said...

That’s what I do too. Also, when sewing the corner, instead of a complete stop and pivot, I take one stitch at 45* and then finish the 90*.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

thanks for the tip.
xx, Carol