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How to Sew: Set-In Sleeve

Watch our helpful video guide: How to sew a set-in sleeve. One of our Learn To Sew video guides

This video shows how to sew set-in sleeves in the round. Set-in sleeves are one of the most common types of sleeves in our patterns. Learn how to sew this technique with Brittany.

Set-in sleeves are designed to sit at the shoulder for a tailored look and are commonly found on dresses, tops, jumpsuits and outerwear.

Follow our top tips to prevent folds and puckers as you sew:

Tip #1: Don’t skip the basting stitches.
Tip #2: The more pins, the better.
Tip #3: Sew with the ease stitching facing up.

Check out our wide range of sewing videos in the Learn to Sew section of our site. Looking for garment fitting tips? Visit our Size and Fit Guides section to learn how to choose your size and make common pattern adjustments.


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