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How to sew the seams on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Ok, we can now get started on our Jarrah sweater construction! The first step is easy peasy – the seams. We will be stitching up the shoulder seams and attaching the sleeves to the body. Like I said, a super simple step to start out with. But isn’t that nice to be able to ease into a project like that?

These steps are the same for all views. So whichever you are making, lets get started!

How to sew the seams on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Place your front and back sweater pieces right sides together, lining up the two shoulder seams.

How to sew the seams on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Sew together 1/4″ from the raw edge. You can use a zig zag stitch or serger. Or in my case, stitch with a zig zag and then finish the raw edge with a serger. Old habits die hard, ha.

Press the seam open or towards the back.

How to sew the seams on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Lay the body of your sweater down with right sides facing up. Place your sleeve down on your sweater with right side facing down.

There is a shoulder tip notch on the sleeve – line this up with the shoulder seam of the body. Pin in place.

How to sew the seams on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Now match up the ends of the sleeves with the armscye notches on the body and pin. Ease the rest of the sleeve into the body, pinning as you go.

How to sew the seams on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen PatternsSew in place 1/4″ from the raw edge. Then press the seam towards the sleeve.

Repeat for the other sleeve.

See? Easy peasy!

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Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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Nancy Morris
Nancy Morris
3 years ago

Do you not put something in the shoulder seam to prevent stretching? I’ve always been taught this when using knits. If it isn’t necessary, I’d love to skip it.