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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tutorial: How To Make Bunchy Sleeves With Straps

I told you I have a lot of these long sleeved Shade shirts to experiment with!


To begin, use my Bunchy 3/4 Length Sleeve tutorial to bunch up your sleeves (the only things you'll need for this that aren't listed on that tutorial are 2 buttons). I made the sleeves on this one shorter so you will need to cut a bit more than the other tutorial says to. I tried it on and marked to cut just above my elbow. Save the fabric you cut off and use it to make your straps.

When making your straps, make sure they will be long enough to cover length of the bunchy-ness. I cut two 3.5" X 4.5" rectangles, folded them in half, right sides together, so you have two 1.75" X 4.5" rectangles, and sew edges with a 1/8" seam leaving one short side un-sewn.

Now turn your strap right side out and your shirt inside out, lay strap over elastic and pin strap's unfinished edge to sleeve's seam.

Sew a straight line to attach the strap to the seam then flip strap and sew another straight line to hide the unfinished edge.

Now sew your buttonhole on the end of the strap

Hand sew a button just above where the elastic ends.

Button it up (ignore my white chalk marks)!


Try it on and let me know how it turned out!


~Star

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