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 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.
How much is 2 yards of fabric in inches?
What is the size of a linear yard of fabric?
|1||36 Inches (3 Feet)||54 Inches (4.5 Feet)|
|2||72 Inches (6 Feet)||54 Inches (4.5 Feet)|
|3||108 Inches (9 Feet)||54 Inches (4.5 Feet)|
|4||144 Inches (12 Feet)||54 Inches (4.5 Feet)|
How do I calculate how much fabric I need?
Use this formula to figure out how much fabric you’ll need:
- The number of pieces that fit into width (rounded down to the whole number) equals the width of fabric divided by the width of one piece. The total number of pieces divided by the number of pieces that fit into width equals the number of rows you need.
What can I sew with 1 yard of fabric?
Sewing Projects for Kids
- If you have a teen in your house, they’ll love this.
- Oversized Sleep Mask. I don’t know about you, but many people I know really, really like this one.
- A Quick and Easy Headband.
- Milk Carton Coin Purse.
- Baby Burp Cloth.
- Cosmetics Bag.
- Easy Christmas Stocking.
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.