Sewing Tip – Add Bell Sleeves to Your Pattern with This Tutorial and Free Practice Pattern

Myra at So Sew Easy shares a tutorial on how to transform your patterns to bell sleeves. She also included a Free PDF-pattern to practice adapting this technique.

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Myra says “The focus of this tutorial is to teach you how to transform an existing pattern to adapt it to the bell sleeve top design. It’s time to use the patterns you already have and learn how to alter them to come up with different outfits. I have chosen the bell sleeve style because it is very easy to make and it’s going to be trendy.  Read more here…

The long bell sleeve is my favorite and I cant wait to give this a try!

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  1. Kay says:

    I love the idea of using this to extend sleeves that are just a little too short, a problem I run into a lot as not tall enough for the tall sizes and too tall for regular sizes

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    1. lacartera says:

      I’m glad you can find this helpful and hope you will give it a try. I’ve always enjoyed wearing bell sleeves. I think the style is something that gives your sleeves a bit of femine movement that it wouldn’t have otherwise.

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      1. Kay says:

        I think they look so nice. Long sleeve shirts have just been completely plain and straight down the arm on the sleeves for the last several years, I’m glad we all have started to realize we can have fun with them again!

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  2. Kay says:

    Also, I lost track of your blog for a few years, but I’m glad to see you are still on here and still posting great content!

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    1. lacartera says:

      Hello Kay and welcome back! The Great Zambini… 🤗

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      1. Kay says:

        It’s good to be back! 🙂

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