ALL FREE Sewing Tutorials  -  DIY Crafting  -  Design & Make Your Own Clothes  -  Holidays & Home  - 

Quilting  -  Sewing Machines & More  -  Teach Others To Sew! - Just For Kids


Take a Sewing Class With Us!


What Sewing Machine Should I Buy?
We use Brother Project RUNWAY Limited Edition Sewing Machines.
Visit Love To Sew Studio's profile on Pinterest.


Sewing back music video a parady of Justin Timberlake's Sexy Back by Jamie Marie Harris at Love to Sew Studio.
We made this Music Video Just Because It Was Fun To Do!


Attaching a Set-in-Sleeve

The Set-in-Sleeve is the most commonly used sleeve. Of all the sleeves you can make or add to a garment, this one follows most closely the the natural curves of your body so it is comfortable to wear.  That is, if it is made correctly and attached to the armhole area correctly. Let's take a look at how to put a Set-in-Sleeve in a garment. To learn about Set-in-Sleeves click here.

Make up your sleeve first by stitching the necessary seams.

Ease stitch the top of your sleeve.  In most cases, this is done notch to notch.

Press your sleeve and seams open.  For best results use a pressing cushion.  You can find directions on making one yourself here. Make a Pressing cushion for sleeves.

With pretty sides together pin the under arm sleeve seam to the under arm seam of the bodice. As shown with the two blue pins in the photo.

Now "flip" the garment or bodice over the sleeve so that the wrong side of the garment is facing you, as shown in the photo. (It will still be pretty sides together.)

Match the under arm sleeve seam to the underarm seam of the garment, match notches, and dots if applicable.

Pin sleeve and garment together matching all areas.  "Ease" the sleeve around the armhole by rolling the fabric over the finger of the left hand and easing out the fullness.  They may appear as pucker between your pins.  Your pins should be close together, and puckers should be very small.

Take out the "sleeve" of the machine as shown in the photo. (Not to be confused with the sleeve of your garment)

This makes it easier to sew the sleeve of your garment on, giving it more room and a round area. 

Sew in the sleeves by machine stitching very slowly.  Most pattern companies prefer you baste the sleeve on first.

If no puckers, stitch again next to your first stitch.  In most cases, trim seams and press towards sleeve.

Once you are done turn your sleeve pretty side out and check it. This photo shows the sleeve as soon as it was sewn.  It has not been pressed yet.  It looks a though there are "puckers." However, once I "played" with the seam, rolling it on my fingers, and pressed it.  There are no "puckers." The pressed results is shown in the photo at the top of the page.


Advance Sewing Techniques

Sewing Tips



Search Love To Sew Studio

Make a Dog Bandana
Learn to Sew a Skirt
Make a Raggedy Quilt
How to Price Your Handmade Crafts
Submit a Photo
Can an Online Business Degree Help Me in a Sewing & Fashion Career
Online Fashion Merchandising Degree
Personalized Sewing Labels
How to Gather Seams
Your First Steps in Learning to Sew
Techniques in Garment Construction
Recycled Jeans
Family Recipes
American Girl Doll
Choosing a Sewing Machine
Costume Design

Find Love to Sew Studio on:
Facebook for Love to Sew Studio, Judi Montgomery HarrisLike us on Facebook Pinterest boards for Love to Sew Studio, Judi Harris.See our Pins! See the tweets from Love to Sew Studio.Follow us on Twitter! Love to sew studio youtube videos on learn to sew tutorialsSee our Videos!
Etsy for Love to Sew Studio, Judi Harris, hand sewn itemsVisit our Etsy Shop! sign up for Love to Sew Studio's free news letterJoin our email Newsletter! Instagram for Love to Sew Studio, see lots of things that our students and readers sewed.Follow us on Instagram!



See Our Etsy Shop: Because we can't keep everything we make!


Learn to Sew

Learn to Sew Videos

Privacy Policy

Learn to Make a Raggedy Quilt

Learn to Sew Your Own Clothes


If you are redistributing content or photos from our site for another website or blog you must provide prominent link backs to the source pages used on  If you are using any content or photos from our site to copy, share, or use for any other reason, you need prior permission from the author. Most requests are granted. Thank you.

For further information or questions: Email us @ copyright 2003-2015 All Rights Reserved.