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!
Place your front and back sweater pieces right sides together, lining up the two shoulder seams.
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.
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.
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.
Sew in place 1/4″ from the raw edge. Then press the seam towards the sleeve.
Repeat for the other sleeve.
See? Easy peasy!
// LOOKING FOR MORE JARRAH POSTS? //
Here’s the full list of Jarrah posts and tutorials:
- Pattern Tester Round-up
- Inspiration + Ideas
- How to Lengthen the Pattern
- Seams (this post!)
- Neckband and Funnel Neckline
- Sleeves with Cuffs (A&C)
- Split Sleeve and Curved Hem (B&D)
- Hem Band (A)
- Tie Hem (C)
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