Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Set in a One-piece Sleeve

This technique is courtesy of Sandra Betzina.


  1. Staystitch at ½" between the sleeve notches. Use a normal length stitch except for very heavy fabrics when you can use a longer stitch length. As you stitch, push the fabric up against the presser foot from behind, effectively easing in the fabric. (If the easing doesn't seem enough, stitch another line just inside and bunch it up harder).
  2. Pin the sleeve to the armscye at the shoulder seam, notches and underarm points. Pin in place, adjusting the ease as you go. Just clip a stitch as needed if the ease is too much. It doesn't matter if the notches don't match up to within ¼ - ½" of each other.
  3. Sew the sleeve to the garment, sleeve side up so you can ensure there are no puckers.
  4. Overlock to neaten.

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