Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cinched Sleeve Shirt

I went to old navy the other day and found a TON of shirts for only 97 cents! Even if they were a little weird looking, I bought them because I figured I could find something to do with them.
Here are my stack of shirts.




 I decided to do a simple cinched/gathered sleeve. First I cut the sleeves to three quarter sleeves. Then I made my sewing machine go to the widest stitch I had, and sewed straight up the arm.
I then grabbed one of the strings and pulled it until the fabric started to gather. Once I had it gathered to where I wanted it, I put the sewing machine back to a normal stich and sewed a little back and forth at each end to close off the stitch!

8 comments:

  1. This is great! Totally going to do this with some of my long(er) tops!

    Megan
    www.CutTheCraft.com

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  2. The sleeves look great! Very cute & fashionable:)

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  3. so cute. I love this look.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  4. I LOVE that look so much. I will have to try it out.

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  6. Cute and simple idea. I have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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    Ruth

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  7. GREAT idea!! As always you make the plain look totally NOT plain!! Amazing!

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    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  8. You should've shown the pics how you made it

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