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How to Decrease the Bicep of a Sleeve

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    • Flip your shirt inside out.

    • The raw edges should be on the outside.

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    • Use a measuring tape to measure your desired width from the top point of the shoulder down to the seam of the shoulder.

    • Mark the bottom point of your measurement with a fabric pen or tailor's chalk.

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    • Use a fabric marker or tailor's chalk to draw a line from the marking, ensuring it aligns with the rest of the sleeve.

    • It should align with the sleeve at the cuff.

    • Draw another line from the marking, extending down to align with the side of the body of the shirt.

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    • Use straight pins to pin the sleeve across the lines you drew.

    • Push the pin through the top and push it back through the bottom of the sleeve.

    • Place a pin every inch across the lines.

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    • Using a sewing machine, sew across the pinned lines with a straight stitch.

    • Be sure to backstitch at the start and end of your stitch.

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    • Use scissors to cut off the excess fabric.

    • Leave a seam allowance of 6.4 mm.

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    • Measure again to see if you reached your desired width.

Conclusion

Now that you have finished your fix, go ahead and try on that perfect-fitting shirt. Thank you for picking this fast fix guide!

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