Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tutorial: How to add a Ruffled flutter sleeve to a tank top

I made a new skirt for Ella and decided to make a matching tank. I added the applique and felt it needed a little something more. The little ruffled flutter sleeves are a  perfect way to add some color and fun to a plain tank.

First, cut a rectangle that is around 7 inches long and 3 1/2 inches. 

Fold in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, iron. 
Cut  the open side (not folded side) into a slight curve.
I cut one side then folded in half to cut the other side so it would match.
Sew with a long stitch on the open curved side.

Gently pull the bobbin thread to gather the ruffle.

Turn tank inside out. I folded my ruffle in half and started pinning in the middle. So the sides would be even. Pin onto tank. Sew. Don't forget to back stitch at the beginning and end.

Turn right side out. Now you have a Super Cute tank!


Rhianna said...

You must have been reading my mind, or I was channeling some sort thoughts to you! LOL I was just thinking about doing something like this for my little girl, but not sure how. Thanks for the tute!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [15 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Anonymous said...

Adorable! Thanks for posting. My daughter loves to wear sleeveless dresses, but I think they are inappropriate for school. Problem solved.

Monica said...

It's a really nice work!!!Really cute and also cute family!!!

The Mack Pack said...

That is so cute! I need to start sewing more often. You inspire me!

savvy stitch said...

Darling girls!

Rachel said...

I know this is an older post, but thanks. I am going to add these sleeves to a dress I'm working on for my daughter.

Cindy @ Cinsarah said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I will try this!!
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