Create your own puff sleeve pattern with this simple step to step guide.

This particular pattern is for gathers on top/cap... same procedure can be used to get gathers at hem/band or both...

Technique Materials

Sheet,set sqaure,french curve, pencils, glue and siccors.

and most imp.. basic half sleeve block, or pattern.

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    Mar 25, 2014, 07.13 AMby ginaminton

    Thanks! That was just what I needed.

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    Oct 22, 2009, 04.33 AMby aether

    Thanks! I’m so glad I found this when I am about to make a puffed sleeved shirt for myself. :D

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    Oct 10, 2008, 10.05 PMby subhanaallah

    That’s perfect! All my ideas had this sleeve but I could never sew it the right way. Thanks so much! One q, though, how would you make the pattern longer to reach at least the elbow?

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      Nov 28, 2010, 01.02 AMby venusop

      I realize this is an old post, but I’m curious about this as well—did you ever figure out how to extend it?

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    Dec 7, 2007, 09.05 AMby li-l-miss-muffett

    Cool…that’s a very smart way to alter a sleeve!

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    Oct 26, 2007, 03.46 AMby marmota-b

    This is great! I saw many how-tos on doing this on the internet and in books, but this seems to be the most illustrative one! I’m looking forward to your other How Tos!

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    Oct 24, 2007, 10.14 AMby zahra

    thanks:) Jj i am planning to upload more how tos on collars and sleeves soon.. hope they ll be help full.

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    Oct 24, 2007, 10.03 AMby jj1

    It’s great idea. I would love to see more pattern drafting like this. There are so many different type of sleeves, collars, and etc. We should do all!

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    Oct 23, 2007, 05.20 PMby sweetgrasspineapple

    wow, this how-to makes me want to make puff sleeves, even though I don’t like them! (I think they look funny on me :-P) Good job :-)

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    Oct 23, 2007, 12.23 PMby zahra

    hehehe.. yea i wanted to do the how to.. but started working on it just after your msg:)

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    Oct 23, 2007, 12.18 PMby benedikta

    Zahra, you are the bomb! It feels like fifteen minutes ago that I posted in the forums, and there you are…totally speechless. awesome job. Thanks so much!

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