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How to Sew the Armpit of a Jacket?

How to Sew the Armpit of a Jacket

Sewing an armpit of a jacket might seem like an intimidating task. In fact, some people have even asked me why they should bother with this at all. However, it’s not as scary as you might think and takes only a few steps to complete. This guide shows you how to sew the armpit of a jacket so you can make your own custom one.

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How to Sew the Armpit of a Jacket?

It’s a very simple process. The first thing you need to do is cut out the pattern for the jacket, making sure that it has two separate pieces for each side of the armpit area. You can then sew these together using a seam allowance of about 1/4″ (0.64 cm). Once they’re sewn together, press them under so they lay flat against your body when worn.

You’ll then be able to sew the armpit area of the jacket together. This is a fairly straightforward process, but you should make sure that when sewing the two sides together, you leave a small gap at each corner to turn them inside out later.

The next step is to turn the jacket inside out and sew in the sleeves. You can do this by sewing up one side of each sleeve, then turning it inside out and sewing up the other side. Once this is done, you’ll be able to attach your buttons onto the front of the coat using a simple buttonhole stitch.

This is a great way to make sure that your jacket looks just the way you want it to, and can be done with any type of jacket.

Once you’ve finished sewing the buttons onto your jacket, turn it back right-side out and check that everything looks good. You might want to re-hem the bottom of the coat if needed, as well as ironing any creases out of it before wearing.

How Do You Sew Armpit Seams?

To sew armpit seams, begin by laying the fabric out flat, with the front and back pieces of the garment placed right sides together. Pin the pieces together along the seam line, making sure the pins are spaced evenly and the edges of the fabric are lined up correctly. Next, use a sewing machine to stitch the seam, with the needle positioned about 5/8 inch from the seam line. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of the seam to secure it. Finally, press the seam open and finish it off with a zigzag stitch to prevent fraying.

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How Do You Fix a Hole in The Seam of a Shirt?

To fix a hole in the seam of a shirt, you can start by turning the shirt inside out and assessing the size of the hole. If it’s a small hole, you can simply stitch it closed using a needle and thread, matching the thread color to the shirt. For larger holes or weakened seams, you may need to reinforce the area with a patch of fabric on the inside of the shirt. Secure the patch in place with hand stitches or use an iron-on fabric adhesive for added strength. Remember to trim any excess threads and press the repaired area for a clean finish.

How Do You Fix a Broken Seam?

Fixing a broken seam depends on the extent of the damage. If it’s a minor break or separation, you can sew it back together using a needle and thread. Align the fabric edges and stitch along the original seam line, reinforcing the area with backstitches. For more significant seam breaks, you may need to remove the existing stitches along the broken section, realign the fabric edges, and sew a new seam using a sewing machine or hand stitches. Remember to secure the beginning and end of the new seam with backstitches or knotting the thread for durability.

How Do You Fix an Underarm Seam on a Jacket?

The first step in fixing an underarm seam on a jacket is to remove the existing thread from the seam. Once the old thread is removed, use a seam ripper to carefully open up the seam. Once the seam is open, use an iron to press the fabric flat. Next, pin the seam in place and use a sewing machine to stitch along the seam. Lastly, press the seam with an iron to ensure it is properly sealed.

How Do You Hand Sew a Hole in Your Armpit?

Begin by turning the garment inside out so that the hole is visible. Cut a piece of thread that is three times as long as the width of the hole. Thread a needle with the thread and tie a knot at the end. Insert the needle from the back side of the garment, and push it through the hole.

Pull the thread through until the knot is against the fabric. Make a loop in the thread, insert the needle through the loop and pull it taut. Continue doing this until you have gone all the way around the hole. When you reach the starting point, tie off the thread with a knot. Trim the excess thread, turn the garment back to the right side and your armpit is patched.

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How Do You Sew a Ripped Seam on a Jacket?

To sew a ripped seam on a jacket, start by turning the jacket inside out and pressing the edges of the tear together as closely as possible. Then, thread a needle with a matching thread color and knot the end. Start to sew the edges together using small, even stitches, and sew all the way along the tear. Secure the seam with a few extra stitches at the end and knot off the thread. Finally, turn the jacket right side out and press the seam to ensure it is secure.

How to Repair a Torn Seam in a Jacket?

you will need a needle and thread, a pair of scissors, and an iron. First, cut away the frayed threads around the tear. Then, turn the jacket inside out and iron the seam flat. Take the needle and thread and stitch the seam together. Make sure to knot the thread securely at the end. Finally, turn the jacket right side out and press the seam with the iron to hold it in place.

How to Sew a Ripped Jacket Sleeve?

To sew a ripped jacket sleeve, you will need a needle and thread, a pair of scissors, and a thimble. Start by turning the jacket inside out and cutting away the frayed edges of the rip. Then, thread a needle with a strong thread, and secure the thread by knotting it.

Starting from the inside of the sleeve, insert the needle into the fabric and bring it up, looping the thread around the needle to create a small stitch. Continue making small stitches, moving from the inside to the outside of the sleeve, until the rip is fully secured. Finally, tie a knot at the end of the thread to complete the repair.

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Final Thoughts

All in all, there are specific rules to know How to sew the armpit of a jacket? It doesn’t matter if it is wool coat or down jacket you are sewing. Just follow the simple rules, and you will be able to sew a great tight fitting jacket, with really nice armholes that won’t bother your movement. So, the next time you are going to sew a coat or a jacket, check these tips and make your project as successful as possible!


Jacky Butchers

Hi, I'm Jacky Butchers, managing and writing on LetMeSewing. I worked in the field for almost a decade, and I holds a degree in Textile Engineering from the University of the Punjab. I've an extensive experience with a wide range of sewing machines, and I'm is happy to share my skills with those just starting out.