Pin Basting a Sleeve - University of Fashion

Pin Basting a Sleeve

Pin Basting a Sleeve

Pin basting is a couture technique used for fitting and for presentation purposes. This lesson will demonstrate how to pin baste a sleeve to test the cap ease, the sleeve fit and how the sleeve will hang on the body. You can also apply the pin basting technique on seams, collars, cuffs or whenever you desire a clean-looking presentation muslin.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-5
2 Underarm Seam Pinning 1-2
3 Pin Basting the Cap 1-5
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep

Step Description
1A For this lesson you will need a straight sleeve cut in #1 muslin.
1B You will also need a garment that has been planned for a sleeve and that is the same size as your straight sleeve muslin. Here we are using our Basic Bodice drape. Your sleeve should not measure no larger than 1” (2.5cm) compared to your armhole.
  • heavy duty thread in the bobbin
  • cotton thread on top of machine
  • 2 rows shirring stitches
  • 8 – 10 stitches per inch
  • bobbin thread on right side of sleeve

We placed our heavy duty thread in the bobbin and our cotton thread on top of the sewing machine. To sew our 2 rows of shirring stitches, we set our machine for 8-10 stitches per inch and sewed the sleeve cap with the bobbin thread positioned on the right side of the sleeve.

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