My eldest often has long sleeved school shirts that are either too small or the cuffs are damaged. Instead of throwing these away or donating to charity I will cut the sleeves to make the shirts wearable for the summer months. This could be done for any shirts or long sleeved tops, I do this with my children's clothes when the cuffs are damaged. This is especially good for the girls as I can make a 3/4 length sleeve which is quite fashionable!
4 Quick Easy Steps:
Step 1) To judge where to cut the sleeves is to lay a short sleeved top over the long sleeved one and add a little extra for hems and cut along.
Step 2) Unpick the stitches near the cut (a couple of centimetres) this makes it tidy later once you have sewn the hem.
Step 3) Fold and iron a hem along the sleeve and stitch all the way across the hem.
Step 4) Stitch from the top of the sleeve down securing the stitches where you had unpicked earlier.
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