Welcome to a new sewing class, in today’s class I’m going to teach you how to sew a shirt sleeve like a pro.
In previous classes I have already taught you how to make shirt sleeve patterns, so today it’s time to learn how to sew them.
If all you’re interested in is learning how to sew this sleeve, you can download some sample patterns below the class video.
The class begins by downloading and printing the sample patterns, first of all you will have to join them by the paper marks.
Remember to pre-shrink the fabric before cutting it and mark all the notches and drills.
Once we have everything ready, we are going to start making the first sleeve, this sleeve has 3 pleats and we will finish the opening with a placket.
To finish the first sleeve I am going to show you how to sew the shirt cuff as well.
Then we will go on to make the second sleeve, this sleeve has only 1 pleat and we will finish the opening with continuous binding.
In this sleeve, I recommend that you use the binding tape pattern that I’ve given you, although you could use pre-made binding tape that you can buy at any haberdashery.
If you decide to buy the binding you have to take into account the width of the binding because if it is different from the one I’ve given you, your patterns may not fit.
As always, if you have any questions about today’s class, remember that you can send me an email through your user account, in the support section.
Send your exercises
You already know that the best way to learn to sew is by practicing, so for today’s class, I’m going to ask you to do both sleeves.
Please try to send me photos where the final sleeve and some of its steps are clearly visible.
If you want me to send you better comments, please use a light color fabric and use contrasting thread.