Learn how to cut the sleeves off a shirt with this quick and easy tutorial. You’ll be able to show off your arms in no time!
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Gather your supplies
Before you start cutting you’ll need to gather a few supplies. You’ll need a shirt, scissors, and a sewing machine. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can hand sew the sleeves shut after you cut them off.
To cut the sleeves off a shirt, you will need:
-A sharp pair of scissors
-Marking pen or chalk
1. Put on the shirt to mark where you want to cut. Use the marking pen or chalk to mark a line around the shirt sleeve, about 2 inches (5 cm) from the seam. Make sure to mark both sleeves.
2. Take the shirt off and lay it flat on a surface. Use the scissors to cut along the line you marked, being careful not to cut into the body of the shirt.
3. Cut both sleeves off at the same time so they are even. Try on the shirt to make sure the sleeves are even and at the right length. If necessary, trim off any loose threads.
You will need a sharp pair of scissors for this project. If you do not have a sharp pair of scissors, you can use a knife, but be very careful not to cut yourself.
Cut the sleeves
Wondering how to cut sleeves off a shirt? It’s actually quite easy! All you need is a sharp knife and a steady hand. Follow these steps and you’ll have nice, sleeveless shirt in no time.
Place the shirt on a flat surface
To cut the sleeves off a shirt, start by placing the shirt on a flat surface. If you want to preserve the existing hem of the shirt, make sure the bottom of the shirt is level with the surface. Otherwise, you can cut along the existing seam or anywhere else on the shirt.
Next, use a sharp pair of scissors to cut along the desired line. If ’re cutting along an existing seam, be sure to cut through both layers of fabric. If you’re cutting a new line, make sure it’s straight and even.
Once you’ve cut both sleeves, try on the shirt to make sure it fits comfortably. If not, you can always adjust the sleeves by cutting them shorter or lengthening them with fabric patches.
Locate the seam on the sleeve
Locate the seam on the sleeve. This is the piece of thread that holds the sleeve onto the shirt. It’s usually located on the inside of the sleeve, near the armpit. If you can’t find it, feel along the edge of the sleeve until you find a spot where it feels like there are two layers of fabric. This is probably the seam.
Cut along the seam
Start by cutting along the seam that runs along the inside of the sleeve. Cut as close to the seam as possible.
Once you’ve cut along the seam, you should be able to easily peel the sleeve off of the shirt. If the sleeve is still attached in a few places, simply cut those remaining threads.
Finish the raw edge
If you want to know how to cut sleeves off a shirt, you’re not alone. Sleeveless shirts are all the rage, but you don’t have to buy a new one. You can easily turn a long-sleeved shirt into a sleeveless shirt with a few simple steps. Let’s get started.
Turn the shirt inside out
If you’re cutting the sleeves off a shirt to make it a spaghetti-strap tank top first turn the shirt inside out. This will help keep the raw edge from fraying.
Use a zig-zag stitch or serger to finish the raw edge
Once you have cut the sleeves off of your shirt, you will need to finish the raw edge so that it does not unravel. You can do this by using a zig-zag stitch or a serger. If you do not have a serger, you can use a regular sewing machine with a zig-zag stitch.
To finish the raw edge with a zig-zag stitch, set your sewing machine to a medium width zig-zag stitch. Start sewing at the end of one sleeve and sew around the entire sleeve opening. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitching. Repeat this process for the other sleeve.
If you have a serger, set it up for a 3-thread overlock stitch. Start at the end of one sleeve and sew around the entire sleeve opening. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitching. Repeat this process for the other sleeve.