How To Make New Sleeve Styles From One Basic Sleeve Pattern

| October 12, 2015

If you’re in a sewing business, whether you sew for children or for women, you can impress your customers by letting them know you can “change up” their pattern by making different sleeve styles than just the one that came with the pattern.  A basic short sleeve pattern is great, but by changing it to […]

Set In Sleeves – Shirt Sleeve Method

| September 1, 2010

          A second way to attach the set in sleeve is the shirt sleeve method, in which the sleeve is sewn into the armhole before the garment side seam and sleeve seams are stitched.  This method is usually used when the sleeves are less rounded and normally don’t have extra fullness at the cap of […]

How To Make Set In Sleeves

| August 25, 2010

          Sometimes the curved edge on the set in sleeve measures more than the armhole circumference, such as with gathers along the shoulder line.  This area will take special attention to get the gathers fitted into the right  area.           Sew a row of “ease stitching” between the notches of the sleeve (A), to prevent […]

How To Sew A Sleeveless Armhole Finish

| August 18, 2010

Sewing a sleeveless armhole finish is not difficult, even for a beginner.  There are a few steps and basic instructions to follow, and you’ll find this a very good project.           Staystitch 1/8” inside the seamline of the garment armhole and the facing to prevent stretching (A).  Sew the seams of the facing as well […]

How Many Sleeve Styles Can You Make From One Basic Sleeve?

| May 23, 2009

OR, can you add a  girly “wing” sleeve to a tank top????  Well, the girly wing sleeve tutorial was just so cute, I had to add it to this post.  Jona at Fabritopia  has written the neatest tutorial about adding a little cap type sleeve (she calls them wings) to a basic tank top “to […]