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How to Shorten Sleeves

Much like a pair of jeans, it is hard to find a button-up shirt for women that fits just right. Oftentimes the bust will fit, but the sleeves will be too short. If you are having a hard time finding a business casual look that is the right length, learn How to Shorten Sleeves with this sewing tip. All you need to learn how to shorten sleeves is a few buttons and some time to learn. You will be converting pieces in your closet in no time.

How to Shorten Sleeves
How to Shorten Sleeves
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Project Type: Learn a Technique

Time to complete: In an evening

Sewn by: Machine

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Too-long sleeves on a dress shirt have always been a concern for me. Folding the cuffs up once and re- buttoning to mimic French cuffs is an awkward way to temporarily shorten sleeves to avoid permanently altering them however this article reveals how easy it is to remove the cuff, cut the excess from the sleeve and resew. Most excellent article!

This is such a great idea! I love that you can get that custom-fit look without spending much money, too.

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