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scissorbrit
« on: September 10, 2009 05:48:27 PM »

I'm making dog clothes (i know, I have too much time on my hands) and I haven't sewn in about 10 years. Most stuff is going well working from homemade patterns but I'm wondering if there is an easy way to attach sleeves... I'm in the middle of a little hoodie that is lined inside. I figured out the hood and all that and I'm sure if I sit and think I can figure out sleeves but I'm wondering if I have to just go all around the arm hole with the sleeve inbetween the two pieces of fabric, pulling the sleeve open so I don't sew them shut... Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question I guess I'm just hoping for a smarter way that isn't clicking into place...
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009 08:17:51 PM »

The way I do sleeves is to find the middle of the top of the sleeve, and pin that to the shoulder seam, then work one way pinning then the other, this way it's even, then I sew around the shoulder leaving the straight seam open, also I don't sew the side seams on the shirt until after the sleeves are set it, then once the sleeves are set in I sew up the side seam, make the corner and finish off the under arm seam of the sleeve in once felswoop. 
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scissorbrit
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2009 02:43:28 AM »

Awesome Cheyenne, thanks so much for your reply. I will do it that way. I'll post the finished product soon!

Thanks again
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soorawn
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2009 04:49:43 AM »

That's a fantastic technique that I love and that works provided the arm seam coincides with the side seam.  If it doesn't, you have to sew the sleeve seam closed and then introduce the sleeve in the inside out garment through the armhole.  Pin first the centre top and bottom in place and then pin the rest -  if there is material to be gathered, do it on the top side, not the bottom, which should be pinned flat.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2009 07:03:43 AM »

You got a point there Soorawn.  I have yet to come across a sleeve like you mentioned, I'll definately keep your way in mind for when I do, it's only a matter of time......
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donniesgirl
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009 08:08:55 PM »

I do it the way Cheyenneswthrt07 said, too.  Smiley
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