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Tutorial: Cut it Up and Make it Bold

Ready for more fun? Add an extra layer to the sleeve stripe and get your scissors out. Follow the directions below and do not forget to show us your result in our Facebook group or tag us on IG (@Sofilantjes_anne).

This tutorial is made by Marieke, go say hi over on IG and thank her by following her account.


Cut the center sleeve (part 1/2) 2×2 on fold and the long sleeve part 2/2 as in the instructions: 2 x mirrored.

Step 2.

We are now going to layer the center sleeve pieces. Place the outer layer (wrong side) on top of the inner layer (right side) of the center sleeve. To be clear: both pieces are right side up. Baste all around.

Now you can thread them as 1 piece and you follow the instructions from your pattern and finish your sweater.

Step 3.

Using a small pair of scissors, you are going to cut through only the upper layer of your sleeve. Be very careful.

Step 4.

Be as creative as you want; make smaller or longer cuts through your fabric. You can even braid them if you like: as long you cut only through the upper layer of fabric of the center sleeve.

(Mine are all 1 cm wide)
Enjoy your creation! 

And done!

Choose your stripe sleeve pattern below and create your own.

Thank you Marieke for your inspirational tutorial.


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