How to Shorten Sleeves of a Button Up Shirt

By: Heather Paulsen from Heather Handmade
Updated January 11, 2023
How to Shorten Sleeves of a Button Up Shirt
How to Shorten Sleeves of a Button Up Shirt

"Learn how to shorten sleeves of a button up shirt to get the right fit. This is a simple alteration to make your sleeves the right length. Everyone needs alterations to make your clothes fit. Clothes are made to fit an arbitrary average that doesn’t actually exist.

You can shorten the sleeves of a button up shirt for the right fit, and the best part is that it’s a very easy sewing alteration! You can shorten sleeves on a button up shirt for both men’s shirts, women’s shirts, and some children’s shirts. Any shirt sleeve that has a sleeve placket and a cuff can use this method. It’s quick and easy."

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