faux layered long sleeve t-shirt

Brittney visited last week with with her knit romper tutorial. She’s back already with how to do a faux layered long sleeve t-shirt. By following her quick and easy steps, you can create one, too. Thanks for stopping by to share your tutorial Brittney!

 

Oliver + S School Bus T-shirt with faux layered long sleeves

 

Today I am going to show you how to make a faux layered sleeve. I am using the School Bus T-shirt, but it would work just as well with the Women’s or Men’s Metro T-shirt, or the Field Trip Raglan T-shirt.

Off we go!

Trace both the long sleeve and short sleeve pattern pieces, lay the short on top of the long. Draw a line on the long sleeve piece at the bottom of the short sleeve.

 

Faux layered long sleeve t-shirt tutorial

 

Draw a second line one inch above the first line.

 

Faux layered long sleeve t-shirt tutorial

 

Cut the pattern piece on the highest line. My pattern piece was already made, so the lower line isn’t pictured here.

 

Faux layered long sleeve t-shirt tutorial

 

Cut two short sleeves and two of your new lower sleeve pattern piece.

 

Faux layered long sleeve t-shirt tutorial

 

With right sides together, sew or serge the two pieces together.

 

Faux layered long sleeve t-shirt tutorial

 

Press the seam up, towards the sleeve cap.

 

Faux layered long sleeve t-shirt tutorial

 

Fold the top of the sleeve over the lower sleeve 1/2″, pin and sew. I like to use a twin needle, but use your preferred method of hemming.

 

Faux layered long sleeve t-shirt tutorial

 

Trim the overhang (on each side) from the top of the sleeve. You can just eyeball it as I did, or lay the full long sleeve pattern over the sewn sleeve and trim.

 

Faux layered long sleeve t-shirt tutorial

 

Now sew the shirt according to the pattern’s instructions.

All done!

For more ideas on modifying t-shirts, be sure to see Liesl’s post called 14 things to do with our basic t-shirt patterns.

We always love to see photos of the Oliver + S clothing you make. Don’t forget the Flickr group, where you can share your creations with other appreciative seamstresses. And use the label #oliverands if you’re on Instagram.

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4 Comments

  1. Perfect for fall sewing!

  2. Cute shirt and great tutorial, Brittney!

  3. Nicely done!

  4. Sarah Helene

    Love this print, space drawings in primary colors on a white background! BRAVO! Thanks for your tutorial.

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