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Olive Sewalong // Bias Sleeve Finish

Olive sewalong bias sleeve finish

Did you guys know that there are three sleeve finish options with the Olive dress and blouse?! Two short sleeve options – bias finished and sleeve bands, and a long sleeve options. Today I’m going to go over the short sleeve bias facing finish. And it will be super easy after just finishing your bias facing neckline, because it’s done the exact same way!

Let’s just get to it…

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsWith the front and back right sides together, line up the side seams.

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsSew each side 5/8″ from the raw edge.

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsFinish the raw edges by your preferred method. Press the side seams open or towards the back.

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsTake the remaining bias strip leftover from your neckline, and fold in one end of the bias strip by 1/4″. Press.

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsFlip your garment right side out.

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsStarting at the underarm, place the folded edge of the bias strip right side together with the sleeve opening, lining up the raw edges.

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsPin around the entire opening of the sleeve…

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen Patterns How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen Patterns…when you reach where you began, overlap slightly and trim off the excess.

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsSew around the arm opening 1/4″ from the raw edge.

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsPress the bias facing and seam allowance away from the garment.

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsUnderstitch by stitching on the bias facing/seam allowance close to the seam.

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsNow turn your garment inside out.

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsFlip the bias facing towards the inside, enclosing the raw edges.

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsPin in place.

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen Patterns

How to finish the sleeves with bias facing on the Olive blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsSew along the facing edge around the entire length of the sleeve opening.

Repeat for the other sleeve.

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About Author

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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