Sometimes it can be really hot outside and you just don’t feel like wearing a long sleeve shirt. Short sleeves are also great for when the weather is cool since they keep your arms cooler.
You can make a long sleeve into a short sleeve simply by taking off the bottom part of the shirt. There are also many different types of fabric that you can use to create a short or long sleeve shirt, so there’s no limit to what you can create.
Be creative and have fun when making your shirt – it will be a unique piece of clothing that you’ll love wearing.
How To Make A Long Sleeve Into A Short Sleeve
Whether you are looking to add a touch of style or just want to be more comfortable in the summertime, there is no better way to accomplish this than by turning your long sleeve shirt into a short sleeve one.
All you need to do is purchase a short sleeve shirt in the style that you want, remove the collar, turn it inside out, and then stitch along the seams. You will be able to enjoy the comfort and style that a short sleeve shirt provides without having to sacrifice any warmth.
Purchase A Long Sleeve Shirt In Short Sleeve Style
It can be difficult to find a shirt that is both long and short sleeve, but with a little effort it is possible to purchase one. The first step is to find a shirt in the style you want.
Often times this means searching for a shirt with a shirttail hem or cuffs that are shorter than usual. Once you have located the shirt you want, it is time to measure your arms. Be sure to take into account the length of your shirtsleeve as well as the circumference of your biceps and triceps.
After measuring your arms, compare them to the measurements on the shirt you have chosen. If there is an overall discrepancy between your arms and the measurements on the shirt, it may be necessary to try a size larger or smaller than what you originally selected.
Finally, if necessary, it is important to iron the creases out of the sleeves so that they lay smoothly against your skin when worn.
Remove The Collar
Remove the collar of your long-sleeve shirt and wear it as a short-sleeve shirt! Take off the necktie, remove any buttons from the front, and roll up the sleeves. If you want to keep the same length in the front and at the back, use a belt or sew on a piece of elastic.
If you don’t have a belt or elastic, just tie a knot at the top of your shirt to hold it in place. You can style this look with some sneakers, jeans, or leggings for an easy go-to outfit for summertime.
Turn The Shirt Inside Out
By turning the shirt inside out, you can make it into a short sleeve. This is an easy alteration for any shirt and can be done in minutes. The best part is that this alteration does not require any special tools or knowledge.
All you need are some fingers and a little patience. Once the shirt is inside out, just pull the sleeves up to your desired length. You can also turn the other way if you want a long-sleeve shirt into a short-sleeve shirt.
Just reverse the steps above and voila! You have a new short-sleeve shirt! Keep in mind that this alteration may not work with all shirts, so test it out first before making any changes to your wardrobe.
If you are looking for an easy way to change up your wardrobe and add some variety, try turning your shirt inside out.
Stitch Along The Seams
Sewing a long sleeve shirt into a short sleeve is an easy project that can be completed in a few hours. Begin by cutting off the sleeves of your long-sleeve shirt. Cut out the shoulder seams, and then cut out the side seams of the shirt.
Turn the shirt inside out, so that you now have two pieces: a front and back panel. Stitch along the shoulder seams, side seams, and cuts made earlier to create a seamless finish. Turn the shirt right-side-out, and press it flat with a hot iron to make it look like new.
Materials You Will Need
To make a long-sleeve shirt into a short-sleeve shirt, you will need the following materials: A long-sleeve shirt A tape measure Scissors A straight edge Seam ripper Iron an ironing board Shirt fabric that is about one inch wider than your long-sleeve shirt’s sleeve opening (this should be easy to find in most stores) Thread or sewing machine Button or clasp.
How To Sew A Long Sleeve Into A Short Sleeve
Sewing a long sleeve into a short sleeve is an easy project that can be completed in a few minutes. The first step is to cut the excess fabric off of the sleeves of the shirt.
Next, take the long sleeve and lay it so that the right sides are together. Match up the seams and sew them closed using a straight stitch or zigzag stitch. Turn the sleeve right side out and press it flat with a hot iron.
Now you can wear your new short sleeve shirt!
Tips For Making A Long Sleeve Into A Short Sleeve
Whether you’re going out on the town or staying in for some studying, a long sleeve shirt can quickly become a short sleeve when it comes to comfort. To make this change yourself, start by untucking your shirt’s sleeves.
Then simply roll them up to just below your elbow and secure with a rubber band or ties. For an even more professional look, choose a blazer or cardigan that has short sleeves already attached to the front. If you want to give your long sleeve a more casual feel, unbutton the top two buttons of the shirt and roll the sleeves up to the middle of your bicep.
Assemble your outfit by pairing your long-sleeved shirt with either chinos or jeans for a dressed-down look, or skirts and dresses for an evening out on the town. And last but not least, keep your accessories simple by opting for sneakers or sandals instead of heels when making the switch to shorter sleeves.
Experiment with different looks until you find one that works best for you and stick with it! Remember: clothes are meant to be comfortable so don’t be afraid to go rogue and wear something that makes you feel good! And finally…enjoy every moment in your new shorter-sleeved attire.
To make a long-sleeve shirt into a short-sleeve shirt, you will need to remove the sleeves. Next, cut the long-sleeve shirt into two halves, then sew each half together along the sides and bottom to create a short-sleeve shirt.
Finally, hem the bottom of the short-sleeve shirt and fold it over one shoulder to create your finished product.