Sewing for Beginners, How to Sew a Shirt Part 10

Sewing for Beginners, How to Sew a Shirt Part 10

How to Sew a Classic Shirt Sewing for Beginners Sewing Tutorials supported by Membership Sewing Pattern Sales and Fan Funding Part 10 Sewing on the Cuffs This video will show you how to sew
the shirt cuff to the sleeve Dealing with sleeve fullness with pleats or gathers To top-stitch or not to top-stitch the cuff and how to hand finish the cuff The sleeve has to be gathered or pleated
to get rid of some of the fullness in the width I’m going for pleats but it is a matter of choice I have marked pleats on the pattern I’m folding the pleats towards the sleeve opening I have the pleats marked with notches
so it is just a question of folding making a pleat and securing with a pin, like so You can baste across if you wish The cuff and sleeve seams
should be about the same length now leaving the 1″ extension This our sleeve seam
so this is the back side of the sleeve This is the top and front of the sleeve The binding this side is folded under The binding on this side is left pointing out
the extension side of the cuff These are the pleats So right sides together, pin the cuff to the sleeve Match edge to edge carefully and pin Pin the other end, about 1″ from the end of the cuff And pin carefully in between Sewing Over Pins!
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to make sure that the sleeve seam is open and flat and that the pleats are ok Machine, making sure that this side of the cuff is free The cuff is stitched on
and we now need to tuck the seam allowance in Pay particular attention to the cuff ends This is a very visible part of your shirt
so do your best to get it right At the extension end the seam allowance
needs to be hidden away, folded along the stitching line Have your iron at the ready and press
when it is all looking neat and tidy Press the seam up, tucking in ends neatly Again the sleeve board is so useful for this job Use your iron to accomplish a nice finish This cuff is looking pretty good We now have to decide how to finish this seam neatly As I said before, on this polyester chiffon
I used top-stitching as a finish Top-stitching is very useful for making edges
look professional and crisp but on this silk version, especially as it is a bold pattern I like the non topstitched effect So good hand finishing is important here Watch my video on attaching the collar
for a guide to slip-stitching You can’t beat hand finishing It doesn’t take long and makes a big difference We will finish this lovely classic silk shirt
in the next video All that is left to do is to finish the hem stitch buttonholes, sew on buttons and it’s done Buttons, Buttonholes and Sewing the Hem are the topics of the next and final video in this series This easy PDF Shirt Pattern
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5 thoughts on “Sewing for Beginners, How to Sew a Shirt Part 10

  1. This is one of the hardest parts to sew, but the way you taught this makes us want to sew it so eagerly! Big thanks for this tutorial!

  2. i have been dresmaking for 65yrs and still love it i love your vidios ,this is the first one ive watchedand enjoyed it so easy to follow

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