How to Shorten the Sleeves of a Lady's Blazer Jacket

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When shortening the sleeves on a lady's blazer, you're always going to want to be careful to not shorten the sleeve too much. Shorten the sleeves of a lady's blazer with help from a fashion professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, this is Katrina Zarate from Funsie Studios, and today I'm going to go over how to shorten the length of a woman's blazer. For this particular project, you're going to need a couple of tools. You're going to need a seam ripper. You're going to also need a bunch of pins; so I have a bunch on handy. And you're going to need a sewing machine. If you don't have a sewing machine, it's okay, it's going to take you a little bit longer to hand stitch it. If you do have a sewing machine, that's wonderful; it'll be a quicker project. Now, most women's blazers don't have cuffs. They are just hemmed in at the end. And that makes this project pretty easy. In addition, women blazers tend to have lining in them. If your blazer doesn't have lining, you can go ahead and skip that step. If it does, it's only one extra thing you need to do. The first thing to do is to take your seam ripper; if your jacket has lining, go ahead and remove the lining from the end of the sleeve and just around the whole way. So, you're just going to remove the lining just at this point, not the whole way up. Once it's removed, you're going to take your sleeve and you're just going to fold it over to the desired length. You're going to take your lining that's been removed, fold that over as well so that the unfinished end of the lining matches the unfinished end of the sleeve. Take one of your pins, pin them together and go the whole way around the opening, matching that unfinished end of the lining to the unfinished end of the sleeve. Go to your sewing machine, sew right around that and you'll have a perfectly fitted sleeve. And that is how you shorten the sleeve. Thanks for watching; this is Katrina from Funsie Studios.

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