If you’re new to our blog, be sure to check out our FREE SEWING PATTERNS page, as well as our ETSY STORE, where you can find unique and modern sewing patterns for women. Making a long sleeve t-shirt is simple!
Because the collar and cuffs have a 1 inch seam allowance, repeat step 9 for the cuffs. I usually baste the neckband to the neckline first, then stitch them with an overlock stitch.
How do you sew a long sleeve top?
How to Make a Long-Sleeved Shirt (Sewing Tutorial)
- Bring the sleeves to the table and place them horizontally, matching the middle of the cap of the sleeve to the shoulder seam.
- Pin the shoulder seams and stitch them together.
How do you fix a short sleeve that is too long?
The “Rubberband Trick” is a quick and easy solution.
- Remove your jacket if it’s on.
- Tug your shirt sleeves up until your cuffs hit your wrist (this is the proper sleeve length).
- Repeat for the other arm.
How do you sew a sleeve?
Sleeves of a Shirt
- Pin the sleeve into the armholes with right sides together, matching the notches as you go, and sew together with sleeve side up.
- Press the seam open, then press the seam towards the sleeve (away from the body).
- Pin and sew the side seams and the sleeve seams together, matching up the underarm seams.
How much fabric do I need for a long sleeve shirt?
You’ll need 3 1/2 yards of 45-inch-wide fabric (or wider) for a long-sleeve dress, 2 3/4 yards of 45-inch-wide fabric (or wider) for a short-sleeve dress, and 2 3/4 yards of 45-inch-wide fabric (or wider) for a long-sleeve shirt.
Can you turn a long sleeve shirt into a short sleeve shirt?
Making a long-sleeved shirt into a short-sleeved shirt is a simple pattern modification, but there is a neat trick to getting your sleeve hems to behave. Remember that the sleeve head seam will be half an inch long, so either measure down from the stitching line or add that 12u201d to your measurement.