Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!


A sleeve pattern also has a lot of important information. There should be at least two notches on the cap of the sleeve. The one at the very top indicates where the sleeve meets the shoulder seam. There will also be a notch in the bottom front of the sleeve cap, which should match up with the front armhole notch when sewing. Occasionally, there are two notches directly next to each other in the back sleeve to indicate that it is the back of the sleeve cap, not the front. These notches are key if you want to make sure you insert the sleeve in the right direction! Once you have learned to read the marks on a pattern, you’re ready to start cutting out your pieces!

1 Comment Sign in to add a post

  • Burda_large

    Dec 25, 2009, 10.16 PMby Syl .

    Hi I am not sure what all these different edge lines indicate…?

    1 Reply
    • Missing

      Jun 6, 2013, 06.26 PMby babyizblue

      Each different edge line corresponds to a different body size.

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post