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How to Sew a Continuous Sleeve


At a glance

Video Duration: 10 minutes 42 seconds

You’ll love this video if:

  • You have never sewn a garment with sleeves
  • You have had trouble with sewing set-in sleeves
  • You’d like to learn another method for sewing sleeves to a garment

Techniques Demonstrated in this Video:

  • How to pin your sleeve in place on your garment before sewing
  • Problem solving for sleeves that don’t match the armhole perfectly
  • How to sew the underarm seam and the side seam in one continuous step


In this instructional video, Meg Healy will show you how to sew a continuous sleeve. The continuous sleeve method allows you to attach a sleeve to a garment and sew up the side seam in one simple step. This is a fast and easy alternative to sewing those tricky set in sleeves!

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About the Expert:

Meg Healy began to sew at the age of 12, where she began experimenting with fabric and seams on her Brother little domestic sewing machine. Studying at both Fanshawe College and Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, Meg gained the technical skills in pattern making and advanced sewing that led to a number of awards for her design and construction skills. Before becoming the Online Editor of BurdaStyle.com Meg worked as a pattern making intern for Vera Wang. Meg also launched her own highly unique clothing line consisting of fashion-forward spandex leggings in 2010.