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Draft a beautiful DIY {FLUTTER SLEEVE} Pattern

flutter sleeves


Flutter sleeves are the cutest sleeves you could add to any pattern. This is one of my go-to patterns for kids’ dresses when I have to add extra sleeves. For adults also there is not many sleeves which gives a dramatic touch ( in a nice way) like this one.

If you are planning to make this pattern for an adult, please note that this sleeve is not ideal for someone with a heavy upper body or broad shoulders, like an inverted triangle body shape. The fullness of these sleeves will give the illusion of more heaviness. 

Draft a Flutter sleeve Pattern

Step 1

Decide on the length you want for the sleeve.Make a half circle with this measurement as radius.

how to make flutter sleeves

Step 2

Extend the line A – B down 7 inches ; if your bust round is over 38 inch make this 7.5 inch.

how to sew flutter sleeves

Step 3

Divide the line A- E by 3 and mark the two points 1 & 2 . On the point 2 draw a horizontal line 2 inches to either side.

flutter sleeves pattern

Step 4

Join the Points A-F-E & A-G-E in a soft curve

flutter sleeves stitching pattern

Step 5

Extend 2 inches from E to H. Join the points C and D to H

draft and sew flutter sleeves pattern

Step 6

Cut open the line E-H and cut out the inside portion of A-F-E-G

flutter sleeve pattern

Once you have drafted this pattern on to the paper, keep the pattern on to the fabric which is folded on the bias.Checkout this article on How to cut fabric

How to stitch the flutter sleeves

Keep the sleeve piece with center point ( Point A) aligned to the center of the armsyce of the garment. Start stitching from the middle point to one side. After one side is stitched, start again from the center to the other side.

For more sleeve patterns check this post on making different Sleeve patterns.