Straight Sleeve Sloper, How-to Sew - University of Fashion

Straight Sleeve Sloper

Straight Sleeve Sloper

This beginner lesson teaches you how to draft a straight sleeve from scratch using our sleeve measurement chart to find the correct measurements for your individual size. Using our easy step-by-step method, you will learn how to draft a straight sleeve utilizing key points on the body. We will also teach you how to use your pattern making tools so that you get a perfect result. This straight sleeve can be used as is, or as a sloper. Either way, this lesson is a must in your library of slopers, since it is the basis for all of the sleeves that you will be drafting in the future.

Add to your sleeve sloper collection by viewing our other sleeve lessons like drafting the Fitted Sleeve Sloper and many others.

Module Description Step
2 Drafting the Sleeve 1-16
3 Shape Sleeve Cap 1-4
4 Final Steps 1-7
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Step Description
1 Using our downloadable Sleeve Measurement Chart, find the measurements that are specific to your particular size.
2 For this lesson, you will need a piece of white pattern paper 28” (71.1cm) by 16” (40.6cm),  folded in half lengthwise with the fold facing you. This is the centerline of the sleeve.
3 Square a line off the fold, at 2” (5.1cm) down from the top. This is the capline of the sleeve.

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