DIY Removing Sleeves

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
I love to make projects with things that are not being used and today I wanted to share with you a tiny little DIY, that basically it doesn't require a big effort or a lot of money to do it. My sister bought that dress you see in the pictures a while ago when those sleeves were fashionable, but it is clear that they are not anymore, so we decided that we were going to take them off, and turn it into a sleeveless dress. The only thing you need is a Shirt or a dress, a pair of scissors and I used a sewing machine to make the ends a little bit more polish, but if you don't have one, you can always use a needle and some thread with a similar color.

Here's the dress with the sleeves -trust me those were trendy-
Cut just on top of the stitched line, you can also use a seam ripper and separate the sleeves.

I used another dress that I have to make sure I was cutting on the right path, you can use a tank top and guide yourself from it.
And that's the final result, the only part missing here it's when I sewed the ends with the sewing machine after I cut the sleeves off, again if you don't have a sewing machine you can always use a needle and a thread. I know this is super simple, but I just wanted to share it with you.

I hope you've enjoyed this DIY, tell me in the comments your thoughts about changing and making something new from a piece that you haven't used because you don't like it anymore.



  1. There is no science behind whenever I cut my sleeves. It's always a mess. Lol. This will help me, for sure!


  2. So loving how this top came out and great tips!!

    xx 365hangers

  3. Thanks for the tips girl! :)
    xo Erin

  4. that's so nice!! :D great way to diy some unwanted sleeve tops!! :D

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  5. This is fab and looks so easy. Thanks !!!

    ~ Lu

  6. This is so cool! You make it look so easy :) I am going to try this for sure,
    - C
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    1. Trust me, It's easy! Thanks for stopping by Clau! <3

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    1. Aw you guys! Thanks for the nomination!! Really!! <3

  8. This genuinely looks so good, every time I try anything like this it looks like a DIY job rather than this professional :)

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