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.
"SEWING BACK"
We made this Music Video Just Because It Was Fun To Do!

 

 Set-in-Sleeve

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.

The Set-in-Sleeve is usually made in one or two pieces.  It can be straight, flared, or fitted.  The head or top of the sleeve can be plain, (to lie flat) or gathered, (very common on little girls clothing) or draped. No matter what type of top, dress, or coat you are making, the head (or top) of the sleeve is larger than the armhole of the bodice.  Otherwise the sleeve wouldn't fit over the arm. To put any Set-in-Sleeve in correctly, the sleeve has to be "eased" on the armhole. This is difficult in some cases.  Many a time I have had to take areas out and "ease" that area of the sleeve again to make it fit without puckers as shown in the photo below.

You have to make sure the extra fullness on the sleeve is distributed evenly while avoiding puckers or gathers. 

Set-in-Sleeves need to made first before they are attached to the armhole. Some typed of fitted sleeves may have darts or slight gathering at the elbow.  Everything should be stitched, pressed, and the sleeve seam sewn before attaching it to the armhole.

 

Two-piece sleeves, which are found mostly on coats and suits are made of two sections that are sewn together, and shaped to produce a fitted sleeve.  They too, should have their seams stitched together, finished, and pressed before the sleeve is set in the armhole.

Let's take a look Step by Step on how to set in the sleeves.

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 LovetoSew.com.  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 @ lovetosew.com@comcast.net copyright 2003-2015 All Rights Reserved.