Do you think that sewing sleeves is a difficult task? Nothing is further from reality. You only have to follow a few steps and you will see that it is not complicated at all and you will be encouraged to make more and more complicated garments.
It is important that I remind you to iron each seam once you have done it. This gesture makes your garment have an excellent finish.
STEP BY STEP
1. First sew the sleeve by folding it in half with the right side in and polish the margin with a zigzag or overlock seam.
2. Sew the front and back with rights inwards at the shoulders and sides and trim the allowance.
3. Turn the sleeve to the right side and tuck it into the armhole
4. Match all the sleeve notches with the body (front and back notch, center shoulder and side).
5. Pin where needed to hold the sleeve securely before sewing.
6. You will see that in the upper part of the sleeve (cup) you have excess fabric, do not be scared that it is normal.
Normally in flat fabrics (those that are not knitted) the sleeve is usually a few centimeters more than the length of the body's armhole. This is called “loose”. These extra centimeters are added so that the sleeve fits well to the body.
To remove this excess fabric, move the sleeve cup slightly between the notch on the front and the notch on the back until it no longer creases. This action is called “embedding”.
7. Sew as usual at 1 centimeter seam.
8. Once the sleeve has been sewn, cut out the excess and polish the seam allowance.