Threads Logo Threads Logo Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram Favorite Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon
How-to

How to Make a Two-Piece Sleeve Pattern

Jun 28, 2017

Sarah Veblen is a fit and design expert and frequent contributor to Threads. In Threads #192 (Aug./Sept. 2017), she wrote about three intriguing ways to make sleeves that fit the arm, have the proper amount of ease for their corresponding armhole, and offer new style opportunities.

Before you embark on these pattern alterations, it’s helpful to understand how to assess the ease needed for a good match between sleeve cap length and armhole circumference. Once you’ve figured that out, you can make any number of design changes.

In this excerpt from her DVD “Create a Master Bodice Pattern” (part of the Threads Fit & Design Series), Sarah demonstrates the process of comparing the seamline lengths and then removing unneeded ease from the sleeve cap. She accomplishes this ease reduction by changing the standard one-piece sleeve into a two-piece version, with an overarm seam that’s customized to the wearer’s arm size and shape.

The clip you see here is just a small section of Sarah’s fitting process, which is comprehensively explained in the two-disc DVD set. If you’re longing for a bodice pattern that truly fits and that can become the basis for almost endless style variations, this DVD class will show you how.

Sign up for the Threads Eletter

Get the latest from Threads delivered straight to your inbox.

×
Discuss

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, patterns and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Subscribe to Threads today

Save up to 37% and get a free gift

Subscribe

Discuss

  1. AlexRablab October 6th

    Nice thanks for the post

  2. Leizders September 15th

    Great article .

  3. Meltiros September 14th

    Great tutrial.

  4. Rijuj August 3rd

    i like your films

  5. User avater Zbule August 3rd

    Incredible, very pleasant solution

  6. User avater Mihaela_Cristina August 2nd

    Thank you Sarah for such a clear explanation!

  7. User avater Trydo July 27th

    It's simply amazing, great job.

  8. Robert94 July 17th

    It's simply amazing, great job.

  9. apple tech support July 13th

    Hey, thank you so much for this info and this pattern is best for users Apple Customer Care

  10. chsewer July 5th

    I finally got my sleeves looking good after reading, and applying the info in your article in the Sept. 2017 issue of Threads.

  11. LuvThreadsMagazine June 30th

    Delightful to watch - informative, and very clearly explained AND shown.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

More From Threads

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All

Highlights

  • Sign up for the Threads Eletter

    Get the latest from Threads delivered straight to your inbox.

  • SewStylish

    SewStylish

    Take a look inside the pages of SewStylish Spring 2017.

  • CraftStylish

    CraftStylish

    Expert craft tutorials, news, and tips for sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, paper crafts, embroidery, jewelry making, and more!