A set-in sleeve is an armhole that has been sewn into the garment rather than cut, and typically creates a more comfortable fit. It’s most often used in blouses, dresses, and shirts with a fitted bodice. The set-in sleeve can be created by sewing two pieces of fabric together at the shoulder seam to create one larger piece or by sewing only one piece of fabric and then adding darts.
The top of the sleeve is actually larger than the armhole opening. This makes it easier to fit garment over your arm and facilitates movement at shoulder when you are working in a professional setting.
The sleeve should be made to fit the armhole exactly. This is done by pulling fabric tight and sewing it into puckers that will not show in the finished product. To create a professional look, make sure your stitches are barely visible on top of garment’s seam line. You want to have enough room so that you won’t be tugging on it every time you use your arm, but not too much where there’s excess fabric flapping around and making things more difficult than they need to be!
For a more professional-looking sleeve, the sleeves are sewn together and then pressed. The seams should be trimmed before turning them right side out to make sure they will lay smoothly when worn in thin fabrics. When sewing a sleeve, two rows of gathering stitches are made at the top curved edge. This allows more control when it comes to controlling how much fabric gathers around that area during construction.
Threading the needle through fabric, while keeping it taut enough to avoid snagging or ripping. This is not as easy at first glance and takes some practice before perfecting this skill.
If you’re looking for a way to put your sewing skills on display then turn up two sleeves that are identical in size using strategically placed pins with small puckers held tightly in place.
The armhole seam should be taken care of with precision and detail to ensure that the puckers are consistent in size. This will add an extra layer of protection for your clothing as well as prevent it from being seen through other fabrics hanging nearby.