Wild Salt Air – Corner Gauge Pocket
I hope that you enjoyed stitching Wild Salt Air! The beach has always been a Happy Place for me. I have many childhood memories of summers at the shore. Even now, as I live completely land-locked in the middle of the country, I am able to daydream & take a ‘beach break’ – it’s one of my very favorite themes to design around.
Enough daydreaming – let’s get started finishing your corner gauge pocket. Print here to keep this for a later time.
Gather your pressed Corner Gauge finish & 3 pieces of coordinating cotton fabric. A sewing machine will come in very handy here for this quick finish, but hand-stitching will also work.
Trim all 4 pieces to 4 1/8”. I found it was easier to cut the cotton fabric first, then take one piece & center it over the stitching (hold it up to the light to check if its centered), then trim stitching to 4 1/8”.
Place 2 pieces of the cotton fabric, right sides together, & sew a seam 1/4” away from the edge.
Place the stitching & remaining piece of cotton fabric right sides together & sew a seam 1/4” away from the top edge of the stitched piece
Press seam up, away from the linen on stitched piece & in the opposite direction on the all cotton piece.
Match center seams (pressed sides should snug up together to help match the seam) and pin with right sides together. Sew around all 4 sides with a 1/4” seam allowance. Leave an opening on the short end (all cotton end).
Trim corners & turn right side out. Gently poke out corners & press.
Tuck top fabric down into square to form lining for the Corner Gauge keeper.
Finger press all around the top edge to give it a crisp finish.
You are done – all ready to Dream of the Sea & the Wild Salt Air!
Please Note – the Dream of the Sea corner gauge shown in the photos was commissioned specifically for the shop that initially sold this project as a kit. Retromantic Fripperies sells other corner gauges that would be the perfect complement to your project. This stitch would also finish beautifully as a fob or ornament, flat finish or pillow. – c
copyright 2018 – Wild Salt Air corner gauge finishing instructions & images are the property of Hands On Design/Cathy Habermann