- I am a shorty-torty, so shirt sleeves are generally a mile too long on me. For my top, I shortened my sleeves by about 6 inches so that the finished sleeve would be a nice 3/4 length, but you can feel free to shorten your sleeves more or less depending upon your personal preference.
- If you want a fuller, more ruffled sleeve, you can absolutely make the strips 2 times as long as the circumference of your sleeve, or even more. It is up to you!
- Wanting to create a peasant-style sleeve? Use this method with wider strips of fabric.
- If rolled hems aren’t your thing, a regular 1/4-inch hem will work fine here, too! You’ll need to factor in that subtraction of a 1/2 inch, though, when you are considering the finished width of your ruffle.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.