I use this method for all sleeves, even bishops. They
hang down instead of sticking out to the side.
This how to was done by Betty Deck
| Step One:
French seam the shoulder seams and gather the sleeves (I use the ruffler attachment or two rows of gathering stitches).
Sew a regular first half of the French seam with WRONG sides together.....trim....turn RIGHT sides together and stitch second seam beginning and ending 1 1/2" to 2" from each end. I put red dots in the picture for this area.
If bias binding the bottom edge of sleeve, cut 1/2" off the bias length.....attached there will be 1/4th" empty on each end. When sewing the second French seam, the bias will be caught and this is done to reduce the bulk when turning the trim under for hand finishing. The picture shows the first half of the side seam just clearing the bias trim and a partially trimmed seam.
Tuck the sleeve inside and complete those few inches and WAH LA a set in French seamed sleeve!