Materials For Practice

See Nos. 4 and 6.


Dust-cloth, doiley or holder.

To miter is to change a fold from having a square end at the corner to an abrupt angle in whieh one fold will exactly meet the one at right angles to it. The superfluous material may be cut out after the hem has been accurately folded. The name is derived from the miter or high head covering worn by certain church dignitaries (see Fig. 5).

Fig. 4.   Two Forms of Miter.

Fig. 4. - Two Forms of Miter.

Fig. 5   Mitered Corner.

Fig. 5 - Mitered Corner.

No. 1. By cutting an oblong from the under fold and then turning back the corner into an abrupt angle (see Fig. 4, a).

No. 2. By cutting a triangular piece from the muslin at the corner, the base of which will be 1/8 of an inch above the meeting of the creases made by the top folds of the hem. Turn down the 1/8 of an inch mentioned for the first fold. The sides of the mitered part may exactly join, or one side may lie under the other (see Fig. 4, b).


See folding; hemming; overhanding.

Mitering may be applied in any article where the corner is formed by one hem folding over the other. It improves the appearance of corners by removing unnecessary cloth.