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Topic: Is there a tute somewhere to set in sleeves?  (Read 570 times)
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Nuno930
« on: November 12, 2008 06:31:59 AM »

I tried searching for one... but yeah, searching for "sewing sleeves" is sort of impossible.  I'm a very new sewer and I am working on a doll pattern for my daughter.  I am working on the mock dress right now and I just don't get how to sew the sleeves in!  I need step by step instructions!
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BT
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008 11:47:55 AM »

Yes, I found several.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2092548_set-sleeve.html
http://sewing.about.com/od/techniques/a/sleeve.htm
http://www.answerbag.com/articles/How-to-Set-In-a-Sleeve/cb0baa78-361b-5cfa-3018-e1780b87c256

No matter which method, you still need to sew slowly and carefully. Good luck!
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008 03:24:25 PM »

A set in sleeve on a dolly dress? It might actually be easier to do that on a human sized blouse first.

Some things about toys & dolls are easier, some things are much, much harder when you scale them down. The good thing is dolly isn't going to complain if it's not perfect Cheesy
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BT
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008 01:55:04 PM »

Oh, sorry. I didn't notice that you are making a doll's dress. In that case, it would be easiest to set the sleeve in before you sew up the side seams. I believe this is how the retail industry does it. It would be easy to check.
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