sleeve roll

Sleeves can be tricky to iron, especially if you’re hoping to avoid having a crease down the length of the arm.  With a sleeve roll, you can iron one layer of the sleeve at a time.


1. Trace a bowl onto the tracing paper.

2. Trace the cup again 12-15″ from the first tracing and connect the two circles with straight lines on the sides.

3.  Cut out 2 sleeve roll pieces from the fabric of your choice, 1 side being basic quilter’s cotton, and one side being heavier like home decor or flannel.  Cut two pieces of cotton for the lining as well (that’s 4 pieces in total).


1.  Line all 4 sleeve roll pieces together, with the right sides facing the middle (so the bottom 2 pieces will be right-side-up, and the top 2 pieces will be right-side-down).

2.  Stitch all the way around the edges, but leave a 2 or 3″ opening one one of the straight edges.

3.  Notch the curved seam allowance.

4. Turn right-side-out.

4. Stuff very tightly with fabric scraps.

5. Use a ladder stitch to close the opening, using doubled thread or embroidery floss.

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