I am new to this and just made a material coaster. I sewed all the way round, turned it inside out and then looked at a tutorial I probably didn't understand correctly to finish it off. It looks hideous! Franken-stitching!
Does anyone have any clear instructions for idiots beginners?
You could also use a needle and thread (again, as close a match as you have) and sew it so that most of the thread is inside the folds IYSWIM So, medium sized stitch inside the thing, then cross the very short distance to the other piece of fabric, then medium sized stitch inside that side. back and forwards with most of the thead on the inside of the coaster, and just the tiny little bits going from one piece to the other - if you're very neat it might look no different from the machined parts!
No, not piss taking, it was said in my best Miss Brodie voice!
Pivoting means, leave needle in fabric, lift up foot and pivot fabric round ready to sew next edge. Clipping corners, means cutting at 45 degrees across corner next to stitching to make turning it look neater when turned inside out!