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    Friday, September 07, 2018

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    HOW TO SEW A SLEEVE PLACKET

     

    HOW TO SEW A SLEEVE PLACKET

    I sometimes find the instructions on sewing patterns are not detailed enough with their instructions or feel there are better alternative sewing methods available.

    After doing a bit of research I decided to use the following method instead of the one suggested on the sewing pattern which I found worked much better.

    I found this placket pattern piece on the Internet and abandoned the one that came with the sewing pattern.

    Cut out the placket fabric and notch the fold, stitching and cutting lines at either end. Add interfacing as shown and mark the stitching line.

    Fold the two long edges in and the point.

    Pin right side of placket piece on wrong side of sleeve (so both pieces are wrong sides facing up), matching the cutting lines.

    Stitch around the stitching line as shown, using a reduced stitch length.


    Cut the opening line and finish with a V shape very close to the stitching line.

    Pull the placket through to the right side.

    Working on the under placket first, press the seam allowance towards the under placket and fold along fold line so it just covers the previous stitching.

    Stitch close to the edge to hold in place and press.

    For the over placket, press seam allowances towards over placket, fold along the fold line so it just covers the previous stitching and pin.

    Stitch in place as shown and press.

    The under placket is nicely centred beneath the over placket.

    When you do this for real using a matching thread, you will have a truly professional finish.

    A button can be attached to the under placket and buttonhole made in the over placket.

     


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