manssleeveWith all of the refashioning of men’s dress shirts, sooner or later you’ll come across a project that needs a little bit of extra fabric for a strap or a ruffle or extra width.  One place to get the extra fabric is from the sleeve.  (If you’ve ever cut out a shirt pattern, then you know how much fabric is in a sleeve!)  But because a sleeve is not made up of right angles, getting usable fabric from it requires a little bit of planning.  Christine from Christine Sews tells how to cut the sleeve to get a strip of usable fabric.  Go to her tutorial.

[photo from Christine Sews]

[tags]sewing, tutorial, refashion, shirt, sleeve, fabric, cutting, strip[/tags]

By Anne Weaver




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