Raise your hand if you have ever sewed a sleeve vent in a shirt before.
Those of you who raised your hand, please make your way to my house. I will need you in the future.
Those of you who didn't raise your hand, stay tune and I'll show you how I figured out how to sew one all by myself! (with a little help from the internet that is :)
To start off you have your two pieces; your sleeve and vent facing:
(for demonstration purposes I drew a letter "R" with a fabric safe washable marker so you can tell which side is which)
Pin the RIGHT side of your vent facing to the WRONG side of your sleeve vent. Line up the raw edges together but leave a .5 inch gap between the middle of your sleeve and the vent like so:
Sew, coming close to the edge of the shirt fabric near the middle of the slit.
Iron the seam towards the facing.
Next, you'll want to press the opposite edge of the facing 1/4 inch down on the wrong side of the fabric.
Fold over and pin encasing the seam.
I went back and added a drop or two of No-Fray to the part of the seam in the middle where the shirt fabric just barely meets the facing. Just as a safety precaution. This step is optional.
Sew encasing the seam.
Fold your facing in half to where it sticks out on the INSIDE of the sleeve...
...and stitch a diagonal line from the top corner down about a 1/4 inch. (I guessed at this part)
Iron the facing so it lays flat and faces the back of the sleeve.
View from the WRONG side.
TADA! And there you have it! A beautiful sleeve vent! All you need now is a cuff and you're all set!
Now I know what you all are thinking... "What was she making in the first place that required a sleeve vent?" Well... It's a surprise. So I can't tell you,
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