Alteration Shop Techniques: How to Lengthen Jacket Sleeves
The second part of my discussion on altering a jacket’s sleeve length is for those of you who need to lengthen jacket sleeves on your me-made garments or upcycled finds.
If you have the opposite issue, see Part 1 of my Alteration Shop Techniques post on how to shorten jacket sleeves.
When you need to add length, it helps to have fabric that matches the garment. However, it’s not the end of the world if you use found fabrics to complete the task. Try to find fabric of similar weight to the existing garment fabric, and the alteration will work out fine.
Just as with the instructions for shortening a jacket’s sleeves, this method is not complicated. There is, however, an added step to attach more fabric to the garment’s original sleeves and lining in order to extend their length.
My jacket sleeves were too short
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