T-Shirt Reconstruction – Long Sleeve to 3/4 Sleeve

Have a long sleeved top with arms that aren’t long enough? Making a long sleeve to 3/4 sleeve shirt is super simple. If you haven’t done much sewing, this is a good way to start clothing re-construction.

3/4 sleeve

This is a kids shirt, and while it fit my body, the arms were a tad too short.

What you need

* Shirt
* Scissors
* Needle and thread, or sewing machine
* Sewing pins

How to do it

* Cut off the sleeves to the length you want
* Turn the shirt inside out, hem (meaning, you fold the material over twice), pin in place and sew
* Remove the pins, turn the shirt right side out, and you’re done!

three quarter sleeve

It may be hard to see, but I hemmed this by hand using an X stitch. It looks interesting and holds better than a traditional straight stitch.

– UPcycling Phoenix

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