Learn How to Make the Perfect Organza Puff Sleeve
Organza puff sleeves are everything! They can take any look from drab to fab! If you are looking to glam up an outfit then this tutorial is for you! I decided to take a simple black T and add some organza puff sleeves to it, and the results are incredible! These sleeves are so easy to make and won’t take longer than an hour so get ready to learn how to create these stunning sleeves for any shirt or dress. I am absolutely obsessed with the organza puff sleeve style! Follow my step-by-step guide and learn how to add these show stopper sleeves to your look!
Tools and Materials:
- Sewing machine
- Measuring tape
- Seam ripper
- Tailor's chalk
Remove the sleeves
To get started on creating these amazing organza sleeves, I removed the sleeves of the T-shirt using my seam ripper.
Measure the sleeves
Organza is a slippery material, so to make it easier to work with, I folded it over a few times. I then measured the length of my sleeve adding 5 inches to create the stunning ruffle effect.
Cut the fabric
In this next step, I cut my fabric at the measurement I had just made. For the width of the sleeves, I multiplied the bicep circumference by 2 inches.
Create an elastic channel
To create an elastic channel in the sleeve, I measured 5-inches from the bottom and pinned it in place. I then moved over to my sewing machine and sewed the edge of the fold at about an inch over from the width of my elastic.
I then folded the channel and sewed it down onto the rest of the fabric.
Cut the elastic
To get this gorgeous sleeve, I measured the elastic around my wrist and cut the pieces to size. I then attached a safety pin to one side of the elastic and threaded it through the channel. I pinned the elastic to the fabric, making sure it wouldn’t move or shift.
Sew the sleeve edge
Once my elastic was in, I folded my sleeve over, right sides together and pinned the raw edges. I then sewed a straight stitch to create the sleeves. I loved seeing my sleeves finally coming together!
I am a bit of a perfectionist and I love giving my pieces a perfect finish! I trimmed the excess seam allowance and closed the edge with a zig-zag stitch. I also sewed a zig-zag stitch around the top of the sleeve to prevent it from fraying.
Gather the sleeve
To get some beautiful gathering on my sleeve, I sewed a loose basting stitch at the top of the sleeve.
I then measured the circumference of the sleeve of my T-shirt to know what length I would need to gather the sleeve to.
To create this awesome gathering, I pulled on one thread and gathered the material to the length of the sleeve I had previously measured.
I pinned the gathered top of my sleeve onto my T-shirt, right sides together, and sewed them. I used a straight stitch and left half an inch for seam allowance.
I am so in love with these easy to make organza sleeves. What piece would you attach these amazing sleeves to? Let me know in the comments below!
- Sewing machine