Push Up Your Sleeves

Chickie W.U.
by Chickie W.U.
2 Materials
5 Minutes

Hello Readers. I have a quick refashion idea for you. This is a great idea if you have short arms and find your sleeves too long or if you have long arms and find your sleeves are too short.

 My arms are really short, like really short and my sleeves are always too long. It is annoying and I alter a lot of my sleeves to make them fit my arms better. I can't go to work or do anything with my hands covered by my jacket sleeves. This jacket needs a size adjustment.

These sleeves could be shortened and hemmed in the traditional way or we can do something else. Something easier and faster.

I also like to push my sleeves up. It looks more casual and it keeps my sleeves out of my way. It also makes petite women look taller from what I have read. Of course, I want to look taller. First, I made a small opening in the inside of the sleeve. 

 I got a small piece of elastic leftover from an old project and threaded it through the opening. The color is fine because no one will see the green elastic. I connected the elastic so I had a circle going around my wrist. Basically, I made an elastic bracelet inside the jacket sleeve. The elastic tightened the cuffs of the jacket enough that they would stay up on my arms. If you do not want to do any sewing, you could tie the elastic in a knot. No one will see it so it does not matter how you connect the 2 ends. Just make a circle and it will work out fine.

It worked like a charm! The sleeves can be pushed up so I look casual and effortless in my hand-me-down jacket. I thought this light blue color was so perfect for spring. This was a fast and easy refashion that only took about 5 minutes. Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.

Suggested materials:
  • Narrow elastic   (Any sewing supply shop)
  • A blazer style jacket   (On hand)

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