Trim the seam allowance to ¼" under the arm about 2-3 inches on either side of the side seam. This allows for more movement and comfort. Don’t trim any of the rest of the seam allowance, which serves to support the sleeve cap.

How to Make the Perfect Coat: Sewing Sleeves in Jackets

Trim the seam allowance to ¼" under the arm about 2-3 inches on either side of the side seam. This allows for more movement and comfort. Don’t trim any of the rest of the seam allowance, which serves to support the sleeve cap.

On a typical jacket or coat, the collar, lapels or button closures are the stars of your garment, while the sleeves are more of a supporting player. However, this supporting role doesn't make precision sewing any less important. A properly sewn sleeve can be the difference between looking high-end instead of handmade. Follow these tips for precisely sewn sleeves on all your coats and jackets!

How to Make the Perfect Coat: Sewing Sleeves in Jackets

On a typical jacket or coat, the collar, lapels or button closures are the stars of your garment, while the sleeves are more of a supporting player. However, this supporting role doesn't make precision sewing any less important. A properly sewn sleeve can be the difference between looking high-end instead of handmade. Follow these tips for precisely sewn sleeves on all your coats and jackets!

Sew the Look: McCall's M7262 blanket coat sewing pattern by Khaliah Ali. Perfect for sweater knits.

Sew the Look: McCall's M7262 blanket coat sewing pattern by Khaliah Ali. Perfect for sweater knits.

sewing coat sleeves - fleece strips for a sleeve head  the sleeve heads fill in the seam support the fabric and helps prevent puckers. On lighter weight fabrics you can also use Organza/Organdy or cotton batiste often call lawn cut on the bias.  Great tips but the blog has been moved here is new site: http://notesfromamadhousewife.wordpress.com/category/sleeve-head/

sewing coat sleeves - fleece strips for a sleeve head the sleeve heads fill in the seam support the fabric and helps prevent puckers. On lighter weight fabrics you can also use Organza/Organdy or cotton batiste often call lawn cut on the bias. Great tips but the blog has been moved here is new site: http://notesfromamadhousewife.wordpress.com/category/sleeve-head/

Purchase the Simplicity 1254  sewing pattern and read its pattern reviews. Find other Coat/Jacket sewing patterns.

Simplicity 1254 Misses' Leanne Marshall Easy Lined Coat or Jacket

Purchase the Simplicity 1254 sewing pattern and read its pattern reviews. Find other Coat/Jacket sewing patterns.

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