Today I want to show you a video I uploaded to YouTube a few months ago, which shows you how to a create a ruffle hem sleeve and then insert it into a jacket. It features one of my own signature patterns, although the instructions will help you the sleeves for any other pattern! The video gives super clear step by step instructions (I am a professional sewing teacher after all!). An even more detailed video can be found when you buy my Bolero Jacket Pattern from the Academy here.
I made this video because one of my customers had asked me how to insert the sleeves to the Bolero Jacket without binding or overlocking. If you don’t have an overlocker, you will find this video very useful! I show you how to make sure the sleeves sit beautifully for a professional, well-fitted finish. I also decided to throw in instructions for adding a ruffle hem to the sleeve as well, because I just love the effect! I hope this inspires you to get creative with my patterns – there really are endless possibilities.
If you want to sew up a fancy little jacket for your girl aged 1-12, then you’ve come to the right place. As with all my patterns, I’ve tested the Bolero Jacket with my dedicated team of testers so you can be sure the fit will be great! You can find it here. The jacket can be made for all sorts of occasions from casual to wedding and it works like a dream with our flower girl dress pattern which you can find here.
Can you see yourself giving this a bit of a twist by adding embroidery to the collar? I can’t wait to make more of these beautiful fitted jackets and hope you join us at the Academy. In the course you can share what you make, chat with other learners and ask me questions. It is a new way of learning that I’m sure you will love!
In this video I show you:
Introduction to my Bolero Jacket PDF Sewing Pattern
How to insert inner and outer sleeves separately, without binding or overlocking
How to modify the pattern and create a fantastic ruffle hem for the sleeves
How to hand stitch a sleeve hem
Which fabrics work well with the jacket, including chiffon
How to ensure your sleeves sit well by adjusting the seam allowance
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