Pinless Pro Mitered Corner Napkins: New PDF Folding Paper Model

This fold is counter-intuitive

Pinless Mitered Hems PRO METHOD is my most popular video, but not everyone has an easy time with the corner fold at first. Especially for beginners, who are already on a steep learning curve, making mitered corner napkins can be a challenge. But this project doesn’t have to be out of reach!

For those folks, I’ve made this printable model of the fold: Mitered Corner Paper Model (for pinless mitered napkins).pdf 

This fold is the fastest way that I know to miter a hemmed napkin corner so that it looks beautiful and will survive years of use and laundering. So it is well worth learning how to do it! But the fold is a little counter-intuitive, until you get the hang of it. I actually have to re-figure it out myself when I haven’t made napkins for a long time!!

Open pdf to view/print. Tape pages back to back.








The PDF has complete instructions, but I’ve added a few still pics taken when I was testing the model. Click them to enlarge.

And please let me know if the model helps you! I always love hearing how things are working!

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The 20-minute video, included here for convenience, covers the entire project, from ironing to gift boxing. Click pic to open the video in another tab and watch it on YouTube.


2016 Drawing Winners–Viewer Projects Video–New Ongoing Deadline

GIANT image – click thru – books eyeglass case, bacon potholder, 2 napkins, oven mitt.


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Please watch the Viewer Projects Video slideshow 

These great projects were submitted to me in time for the viewers’ project drawing held by Zazu’s Stitch Art on December 16, 2016. You can see still images and credits elsewhere on the site:


ALL the Drawing Participants
Jane for the inspiration
Frank for the music
Diana for trying the most patterns
(The winners have been contacted and have their prizes in hand.)

While only a handful or two participated, I believe these gorgeous projects show a great breadth and depth of creativity in the ZSA viewers. Thank you all for sticking your necks out on our shared journey. If your work was inspired by ZSA’s tutorial channel in ANY way, it is welcome here.

I am planning to do a quarterly drawing for two similar prizes. Any pictures submitted to me until March 15th will go in the next drawing (see general rules and information here:, and I will consider your submission to carry permission to use the images in the next slideshow and here on the web unless you tell me otherwise. Remember that pictures can be in progress and that work may be inspired by ZSA tutorials in ANY way whatsoever. I will also enter you if you just ask me to, but the pics are needed for the next slideshow.

BTW – Franks says his music is like creative sewing: if it is too conventional or perfect, it is not as fun to make or as interesting!