Being a petite woman myself, quite often I need to shorten the sleeves of my shirts for proper fit. Sometimes it is as simple as just folding by hemming a few inches. But sometimes, if the sleeves have a border, they can not be folded up just by hemming. That’s where this technique comes in handy, which I am going to show you today and it works out perfectly every time.
Make a mark with a chalk, at 1/2 inch after (1/2 inch is for the seam allowance) where you want the end of the finished sleeve to be.
Make a strait cut at about 1/2 inch (seam allowance) away from the border.
Align the outer end of the cut border with the first line, where you wanted the sleeve end to be.
Make a mark on the sleeve along the cut end of the cut out border and cut along that line.
Turn both the pieces (Shirt and the cut out part of the sleeve) inside out. Align both pieces and sew along the edges leaving 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments about this tutorial.