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Video: How to Sew and Install a Sleeve Head

Threads magazine - 178 - April/May 2015 Issue

Evamarie Gomez and Judith Neukam; Shot by: Gary Junken

Sleeve heads help to fill, shape, and stabilize jacket shoulders. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video tutorial to learn a simple and quick way to sew and install sleeve heads. This small addition can take any jacket from ordinary to stunning in a small amount of time. 

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  1. misfited July 19th

    Great tip. I'll try it for some tees. I have sloping shoulders and almost always use shoulder pads which also supports the sleeve and makes my waist look smaller, too!

  2. User avater Sewmarj March 8th

    great tip, great demonstration. I'm going to try this right away! Thanks

  3. ClaudiaLR December 22nd

    Good demonstration. I like to use the interlining of a tie for the sleeve head. It's lightweight and already cut on the bias.

  4. user-2533087 March 5th

    I cannot get the video to play is there a problem barbara hatelie

  5. LadyRuna February 24th

    I would LOVE to see the comparison photo of "before sleeve head" and "after sleeve head" for that jacket you showed when you added the sleeve head. I've tried using sleeve heads before, but really didn't see a difference (but that could have been due to my own fault with sleeve setting / pattern alteration that cause it to just not quite work right).

  6. User avater StarrMarlene February 24th

    Very interesting...and easy to do! Thank you.

  7. sewmaggie1 February 17th

    The sleeve head instruction is just what I needed! Thank you!

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