Last week I talked about how to add a zipper to a pillow. In that post, I also mentioned how I trim my pillow corners with a curve when I have a quilted front, but sometimes I make pillows that aren’t quilted (I know, I know. It’s rare, but it does happen!) The folding method I will show you makes really nicely turned and neat corners, and also can be used for garment sewing. No trimming required!
Simply fold one seam over the corner like this:
And fold the horizontal seam over like this, on top of the first, and pinch it in between your finger and thumb.
Turn right side out while keeping that pinch in place.
You can see how it is still nicely folded inside, which helps give the corner its shape. If you wanted to, you could give your first folds a quick press to see how that helps.