Trim the seam allowance to ¼" under the arm about 2-3 inches on either side of the side seam. This allows for more movement and comfort. Don’t trim any of the rest of the seam allowance, which serves to support the sleeve cap.

How to Make the Perfect Coat: Sewing Sleeves in Jackets

Trim the seam allowance to ¼" under the arm about 2-3 inches on either side of the side seam. This allows for more movement and comfort. Don’t trim any of the rest of the seam allowance, which serves to support the sleeve cap.

On a typical jacket or coat, the collar, lapels or button closures are the stars of your garment, while the sleeves are more of a supporting player. However, this supporting role doesn't make precision sewing any less important. A properly sewn sleeve can be the difference between looking high-end instead of handmade. Follow these tips for precisely sewn sleeves on all your coats and jackets!

How to Make the Perfect Coat: Sewing Sleeves in Jackets

On a typical jacket or coat, the collar, lapels or button closures are the stars of your garment, while the sleeves are more of a supporting player. However, this supporting role doesn't make precision sewing any less important. A properly sewn sleeve can be the difference between looking high-end instead of handmade. Follow these tips for precisely sewn sleeves on all your coats and jackets!

Sew the Look: McCall's M7262 blanket coat sewing pattern by Khaliah Ali. Perfect for sweater knits.

Sew the Look: McCall's M7262 blanket coat sewing pattern by Khaliah Ali. Perfect for sweater knits.

Sewing coats is one of my goals this year . I've started checking other goals off the list... Curvy Pants Month  helped make a dent in my l...

Sewing coats is one of my goals this year . I've started checking other goals off the list... Curvy Pants Month helped make a dent in my l...

Short Coat With Asymetrical Zip Closure  - Sewing Pattern #4474. Made-to-measure sewing pattern from Lekala with free online download.

Short Coat With Asymetrical Zip Closure - Sewing Pattern #4474. Made-to-measure sewing pattern from Lekala with free online download.

Intro to Sewing Coats: Chloe Coat online sewing class from Sew Over It | the perfect beginner's coat sewing class!

Intro to Sewing Coats: Chloe Coat online sewing class from Sew Over It | the perfect beginner's coat sewing class!

Intro to Sewing Coats: Chloe Coat online sewing class from Sew Over It | the perfect beginner's coat sewing class!

Intro to Sewing Coats: Chloe Coat online sewing class from Sew Over It | the perfect beginner's coat sewing class!

Intro to Sewing Coats: Chloe Coat online sewing class from Sew Over It | the perfect beginner's coat sewing class!

Intro to Sewing Coats: Chloe Coat online sewing class from Sew Over It | the perfect beginner's coat sewing class!

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