How to Tighten Up Sleeve Cuffs

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Tightening up sleeve cuffs is a great way to get your shirt to fit better. Tighten up sleeve cuffs with help from a fashion professional in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi, this is Katrina Zarate from Funsie Studio, and today we're gonna be going over how to tighten up a sleeve cuff. Now you might have this problem with 2 specific types of shirts, 1 are the knit shirts like sweaters and the other are gonna be more of the formal dress shirts. So we'll go over the sweaters first, now you may have your favorite sweater and after a wear and tear you'll notice that the cuff begins to stretch out quite a bit, don't worry there's an easy solution. What you're gonna want to do is boil some water, pour it in a bowl, something that has a large lip so you don't get it everywhere cause it's pretty hot and you're gonna want to dip that stretched out cup, cuff right in there and you're gonna let it sit for just a little bit. It doesn't need to be a long time, you'll notice in the bowl that it begins to tighten up right away. Once you have it to it's desired width you're gonna bring it out, lay it on a nice clean surface and you're gonna want to take your hairdryer and dry it at this point. You don't it to air dry or put it in the dryer cause it could stretch back out and this will help to keep its form and that's how you fix your favorite sweater. Now you might also have this problem with something like a dress shirt and dress shirts they don't have the stretch of the sweater, it maybe a dress shirt that never quite fit right or you may have got it from a friend and it's just not quite there. Now most dress shirts like this, they'll have snaps or buttons on them that are undone. This one has snaps, this guy is an example of the buttons and what you're gonna want to do as opposed to where you're shrinking these you're actually just gonna want to move those snaps or buttons over. The best way to do this is try them on and put it to it's desired width. Once you have where your button wants to be you can go ahead and take a pin and mark its placement. Sometimes it helps to have a friend do this for you but you can do it alone too. After you've done that go ahead and remove your shirt and take a needle and thread and stitch on that button or snap where you'd like it be and that will give you the perfect width of cuff. Thanks for watching, this is Katrina from Funsie Studios.


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