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Kwik Sew Sleeves

Lynnelle | Posted in Patterns on

I was browsing through a Kwik Sew top pattern and saw that the sleeves are not set in.  Instead, the sleeve is sown to the arm hole before the bodice side seam is sewn.  Does anyone have any experience with KS tops?  If so, do you like this construction technique better? 




  1. Pearl5 | | #1

    Hi Lynnelle:  I find that construction technique works very well on knits because there is very little ease in the sleeve.  I pin carefully and sew with the sleeve on the bottom.  Works like a charm. 


  2. Crazy K | | #2

    Hi........I use Kwik Sew patterns almost exclusively and find that the sleeves are just fine for knits and even wovens in some cases (this depends on the style of the shirt).  For sweatshirts and t-shirts I only pin at the shoulder and serge...........works great as long as you guide the fabric carefully around the curve.............couldn't be easier!


  3. MargieT | | #3

    I really like Kwik Sew patterns and this method of setting in the sleeves is one of the reasons why. I am making a shirt at the moment, [KS 3027] in a woven fabric and it worked without any problems.  Before sewing it I joined the side seams with a large basting stitch to make sure there were no problems with the fit. Have a go and you will be converted too.


    1. Lynnelle | | #4

      Thank you all so much.  I actually have quite a few KS patterns (deeeeeep discounts due to store closures).  I have sewn their skirts before, but have yet to venture into tops.  I grew excited about using one particular design.  When I read the instructions, the sleeve construction caught my attention.  I will try it on a simple top first to see how I like it.

      Thank you again for your comments.


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