How to draft sleeves pattern

Instructor : Savitha
Skill Level : Beginners 00:04:14
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Learn to draft sleeves pattern in a step by step and easy way.  Practice till you get it perfect.

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Q : Dear Mam, I realized that while drafting the sleeve pattern I was not using the 8" mark everytime. Hence the error. Thank You for guidance. With the help of your course I am able to stitch blouses with perfection. - Poonam (2 months ago)
A :

Hi, that's great.  Once you complete the garment, kindly take a clear picture and upload in the "Project upload" link below the concerned class and also kindly take time to leave a review/rating for the classes you enroll. 

Happy Sewing!

Q : Dear Mam, Everytime I get different curve sizes (Addition of front and back arm hole size) even though I use the same arm round measurement and cap height. How to fix this. - Poonam (2 months ago)
A :


If the same armround and cap height measurement is used while drafting the sleeves pattern, how would it change everytime?  Are you saying it is not matching with the body pattern armhole? That could happen if the shoulder measurement varies. 

Q : Mam on French curve you mark an eight inches it's standard or it's various for all? - Vrunda (8 months ago)
A :

It can be used for all sizes, I just marked it to make it easy for beginners to get an idea as to which part of this scale to use. 

Q : Hi this 8” marking in the armhole curve applies for blouses also? - R San (1 year ago)
A :

The marking on the armhole curve scale is done only to give an idea to beginners as to which part of the scale to use.  Yes the marking can be used for blouse sleeve drafting too. 

Q : I,Usha, mean when I join back sleeve curve to back arm hole curve the back sleeve curve comes 1" longer than the back arm hole curve. - Pradeep Moudgil (1 year ago)
A :

Hi Usha, 

After drafting the body pattern, always measure the front and back armhole curves and see that it matches with the body armhole measurement plus ease. If less/more - shift the chest line down/up and redraw the curves. 

Then draft the sleeves pattern and again you need to measure the front and back curves and it should match with the body pattern. If less/more - increase/reduce the ease and redraw the curves. 

Also you may end up with excess fabric in sleeves, if you unknowingly stretch the sleeve fabric when sewing.

Q : My wife compliments you for the wonder full on-line classes. She says that the back portion of the sleeve is an inch longer than the back arm sync. - Pradeep Moudgil (1 year ago)
A :

Thank you. 

Do you mean the back part of the sleeves is longer then the front?

Q : While drafting the armhole, I had to shift my chest line in order to have the arm hole as my measured value . Hence the arm round used in body piece has decreased. Should I use the arm round as frm the body draft , that is the vertical distance from shoulder point to chest line or the arm round I measured in this sleeve drafting ? - Archana (1 year ago)
A :

In sleeve drafting, use the original armround measurement. After drawing the curves, again measure the front and back curves and if less/more, increase/reduce the ease and redraw the curves. 


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Ms. Savitha has been conducting classes in Pattern making and sewing since the year 2010. She started with her Online classes to reach out to more students. Her words, "I love sewing and teaching and I have been lucky to be able to make my passion, my profession. I try my best to simplify things and teach in a simple and easy way so that even beginners in pattern making and sewing are able to learn from our online classes and make their garments with professional finish".


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23-10-2016 Deepti Sreekumar

Very easy and simple explanation

08-06-2018 Srimathi

With Ur clear and crisp explanation sleeves came our perfect thank you so much mam

08-06-2018 Srimathi

With Ur clear and crisp explanation sleeves came our perfect thank you so much mam