Sew, What's New?

Curating sewing and quilting talent, techniques, and tutorials, since 1997.

How to sew set-in sleeves, the easy way!


This is an excellent photo tutorial by Alexis aka "SmarmyClothes" of WhatTheCraft.com. Alexis is a self-taught seamstress and crafter... pretty much everything she learned was by reading tutorials and how-tos, or good, old fashioned trial-and-error. Alexis demonstrates a perfectly legitimate way of attaching a sleeve, and it is easier. This will method only work if you haven't already sewn up your side seams.
Check out Alexis's method here!

Hot Pattern Plain & Simple Princess Shirt

Hot Pattern Plain & Simple Princess Shirt

The basic, go-anywhere, wear with anythings shirt, designed for shirting-weight cottons, crisp silks or soft rayons, or any shirt-weight fabric you wish! Fitted, single-breasted shirt has Princess seams front and back, a classic collar & rever, and finishes at the high hip. Shirt features a choice of three sleeve lengths: full length with a classic shirt cuff, as well as 3/4 length or short sleeve, both finished with a deep hem. Sizes 6/8/10/12/14/16/18/20/22/24/26 all in one envelope.

Kwik Sew Hat & Pullover Shirt Plus Size Pattern

Kwik Sew Hat & Pullover Shirt Plus Size Pattern

The Women's Shirts & Hat are designed for heavyweight stretch knits only. We suggest Polarfleece, Berber fleece or sweatshirt fleece. The Contrast Fabric in View A can be done in lightweight woven fabrics such as flannel or cotton types. Women's pullover shirts and hat. The View A shirt has a V neckline finished with facings from a contrast fabric, and side hemline slits. View B has a hemmed round neckline and side hemline slits. View C has side hemline slits, a stand up collar with a front zipper and facing. View D has a single layer collar, the outer edges of the collar, sleeves and bottom edge are finished with a serger or zigzag stitches. The Beret style hat is unlined. Sizes: 1X - 2X - 3X - 4X


Views: 695

Comment

You need to be a member of Sew, What's New? to add comments!

Join Sew, What's New?

Comment by janell on January 13, 2010 at 6:23pm
omg!!!!!!! I've NEVER seen it done that way,and I come from a BIG family of seamstresses! professional and otherwise! Thank you! I feel soo dumb now,y didn't I think of that.I can't WAIT to try this method.
Comment by Rita Long on January 13, 2010 at 12:19pm
I use this method too. It is great.
Comment by Tooty Hallberg on January 13, 2010 at 8:53am
I have been sewing for over 50years and have been using this forever. I learned how to sew in 4H and everything had to be done to a T but this is sure easier to do for all. Thanks for the update Tooty

© 2022   Created by Sara.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service