When I first learned how to sew, the only method I knew for setting sleeves was the one that most printed patterns used – inserting the fully sewn sleeve into the fully sewn armhole and stitching around the closed circle. It wasn’t until I got a serger that I learned that it’s MUCH easier to set in the sleeves before sewing your side seams. If you haven’t tried this, you must must must!! Dana from MADE has a tutorial on her blog showing exactly how to do it. Get the tute.
[photo from MADE}
By Anne Weaver
- Tutorial: An easier way to set in sleeves
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