Sometimes a polo shirt is a nice addition to a wardrobe when the weather is getting warmer. However, it is almost impossible to find one that has 3/4 length sleeves. There must not be enough of a demand for the manufacturers to make them. If you have a sewing machine or are handy with a needle and thread, you should be able to design your own without much trouble.
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Things you need
- Measuring tape
- Polo shirt with long sleeves
Lay out the long-sleeve polo shirt on a flat surface. Smooth it out so there are no wrinkles or gathers. The sleeves should be laying out and away from the shirt.
Measure from the bottom edge of the sleeve up 4 inches and mark it with chalk. Chalk is a good marker because it will easily brush off later. Make two marks, one at the outer edge of the sleeve and one at the inner edge. Draw a line between the two.
Pin the sleeve flat if necessary and then cut the cuff off the sleeve along the chalk line you drew. The cuff can be thrown away, and now you can work with the shorter sleeve.
Fold inside the sleeve a 3/4-inch hem and iron it in place. Then fold the seam inwards again, but this time with a 1-inch hem. Iron the folded hems down so they lay flat and smooth. The reason for the double fold is to keep the material from fraying.
Turn the sleeve inside out and either hem by hand using a simple slip stitch or by machine - whatever you have. If you are sewing it with a machine, sew on the outside of the sleeve about three quarters of an inch up from the bottom edge of the sleeve for a straight finished look.