How to Make & Sew Your Own Sleeves

Ever want to add some sleeves to a shirt, dress, or just simply want to update your old sleeves?
Well here's how!

1. Put your fabric on the fold next to the shoulder seam. Tilt it down a little bit, unless you want your sleeve super loose. I wanted mine a bit loose, so I tilted the fabric somewhat. Trace around the armhole & a bit down the side seam.

2. I usually just cut out the first one, then trace to cut out the second sleeve. 
When you cut it out, make sure to add about 1/4"-1/2" around for seam allowance.

3. Mark the middle of the sleeve and line it up with the shoulder seam. The wrong side of the sleeve should be facing out.

4. Pin all around, but leave the end by itself for now. Repeat for the other side.

5. See the circled area? Close this off first by sewing a straight line. Cut off any excess fabric or finish your seams.

6. After that, sew all around the armhole. You're done!

This is from the "Dainty Vintage" Refashion.
You can create long sleeves, bell sleeves, puff sleeves, etc! 

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