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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 : Hi mam, For 3/4th sleeves, how to measure cap hight? - Suprabha (6 months ago)
A :

Hi,

Cap height remains the same, only the length of the sleeve increases. Check our free tutorial on drafting different sleeve lengths.

https://www.savisfashionstudio.com/sleeve-drafting-theory

Q : From the mid point, you marked 1/2" inward towards body side to make back arm hole curve. Is this constant for any size sleeve? and also if I am making back neck deeper say 8", what will be the distance from the mid point, I want to mark in the sleeve part to make back arm hole curve? Is there any chart for mid point inward distance for back arm hole with respect to the deep neck line theory? Kindly please advice me mam. - Jani (9 months ago)
A :

In your question "From the mid point, you marked 1/2" inward towards body side to make back arm hole curve." - Are you referring to the sleeves pattern? Do you mean 1/2" marked above from the midpoint. If yes, this remains the same for drafting the back curve in the sleeves pattern. 

Q : To make arm hole curve in sleeve , you made marking at 8" in the arm hole curve manually by pen. Is this measurement is standard irrespective of any arm round line distance? Please clarify. - Jani (9 months ago)
A :

Yes, this marking is done just to give an idea to beginners as to which part of the armhole curve ruler to use.  This can be used for all sizes. 

Q : Hai mam,this is syamala from Andhrapradesh. Is the presurre foots can set to the jack F4 Machine - syamala (10 months ago)
A :

Hi,

Which presser foot are you referring to? The presser foot meant for industrial sewing machine will suti Jack F4. 

Q : Possible to provide a class on how to make a pattern including the stitch allowances? - ashraf (11 months ago)
A :

We normally add the seam allowance on fabric before cutting the fabric. We do not include the seam allowance in the paper pattern. However, if you wish you may add the seam allowance in the pattern and then cut the pattern. 

Q : There is difference between back armhole of bodice and sleeve (1/2 inch difference). Front matches correctly. - Pooja (1 year ago)
A :

In the sleeve pattern, you may reduce the ease given by 1/4" and redraw the curves. While sewing slightly stretch the front sleeves only in the curved part. 

Q : Hi mam. Had one query regarding sleeves. While drafting a sleeve, sleeve round measurement drawn is less than actual arm hole measurement drafted on Bodice when we take half of arm round measurement + ease while drafting sleeves pattern. Also when we draft front and back armhole on sleeve the difference between them is not much but on bodice front and back armhole has half an inch difference due to which while attaching sleeves to bodice they dont match. Please help. - Pooja (1 year ago)
A :

Hi,

Are you getting a difference when attaching sleeves to the armhole?

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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
A :

Hi,

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 (1 year 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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