Simple Way To Lengthen Too-Short Sleeves

Simple Way to Lengthen Too-Short Sleeves

I’m one of those people that have long arms.  I love wearing long sleeves, especially since I love the fall and winter seasons.  I like for the sleeves to lay right on the top part of my hand.  However, today, I’m trying to lengthen an old shirt where the sleeves have gotten too-short (probably from washing).  I found a simple way to lengthen the sleeves.  I’m so happy because this is one of my favorite long-sleeve t-shirts.  It has such a comfortable feel that I refuse to throw it away. Plus, it’s uncomfortable to wear a shirt under this long-sleeve t-shirt.  Check out this simple way to lengthen the sleeves.

Simple Way to Lengthen Too-Short Sleeves

The best way to lengthen the sleeves on a too-short shirt is to use the bottom end of another shirt sleeve. I have quite a few white shirts that I wear under sweaters during the winter.  It is perfect.  The material from both shirts are similar.

Simple Way to Lengthen Too-Short Sleeves

First, measure the length that is needed to add on to your shirt to make the sleeves long enough for you.

Simple Way to Lengthen Too-Short Sleeves

Keep the cut sleeve part on the right side.  Slide up in the sleeve of the shirt.

Simple Way to Lengthen Too-Short Sleeves

Pin cut sleeve part onto the other sleeve.

Simple Way to Lengthen Too-Short Sleeves

If possible, make sure that you line up the seams before sewing down.

Simple Way to Lengthen Too-Short Sleeves

I followed the top-stitching that was already on the shirt sleeve.

Simple Way to Lengthen Too-Short Sleeves

This is a look at how neat the cut-part looks on the shirt.

Simple Way to Lengthen Too-Short Sleeves

This is a picture of the underside of the shirt sleeve.

Simple Way to Lengthen Too-Short Sleeves

Now, that looks like a wonderful length….

Simple Way to Lengthen Too-Short Sleeves

Perfect length!

 

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  1. Can you do this with sweaters? I am a tall woman and I ALWAYS have problems with sleeve length, Help!

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  5. What a clever idea! And it looks so easy even I could do it (I never sew)!
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  6. Cool idea! I hate sleeves that are too short and end up rolling them up so they don’t irritate me. Thanks for sharing.
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  7. This is genius! I have long arms too, and most of our children do. This is a problem we commonly have each year. I love your simple, yet stylish solution. I’m pinning this to my sewing board and will be back to do some sewing soon, I’m sure. Thanks for sharing!
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  8. Such a smart idea! Must remember to do this.
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