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T-shirt sleeves that stick out feel downright frumpy. Here's how to roll t-shirt sleeves that are too long so they stay put & transform your look!

Shapeless shirts feel downright frumpy! But we all have those free shirts or graphic tees with sleeves that stick out. Here’s how to roll the sleeves on t-shirt sleeves that are too long so they stay put and transform your look!

Graphic tees and even just oversized tees in general ARE trending right now. But despite their bagginess, the stylish babes on Instagram all look amazing in them because they always roll the sleeves!

How to Roll Up T-Shirt Sleeves That Are Too Long to Fix an Oversized Tee

This tee shirt is a size too big on me but you can’t tell when you twist the hem into your belt loops and roll up the sleeves! Perfectly trendy. I now purposefully buy my graphic tees a size larger.

Video Tutorial: How to Roll Up T-Shirt Sleeves That Are Too Long

Step by Step: How to Roll Up T-Shirt Sleeves That Are Too Long

  1. Fold up the hem of the t-shirt sleeves, using the natural crease of the hem stitch. 
  2. If the sleeve is long enough to allow one more roll, fold up once again. 
  3. If the section against your armpit it not staying folded well, you can use a safety pin to secure it (placing the safety pin on the inside of the fold to hide it).
  4. For a permanent fold, use a needle and thread to stitch the fold in place in 3-4 places around each sleeve. Use single-stitches on the top edge of the fold. Remove your shirt before applying a safety pin or stitches to the shirt to avoid poking yourself!

Use this trick to easily make a more trendy and stylish look on all those free shirts or “unisex” graphic tees you have sitting in your drawers.

You can also layer a few other definition tricks on your oversized shirts! Try also knotting the shirt, doing a front tuck, or doing a twist hem.


Your turn to try it! 

Take a picture of your end result and share it on Instagram with #frumpfighter and tag me @frumpfighters!

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T-shirt sleeves that stick out feel downright frumpy. Here's how to roll t-shirt sleeves that are too long so they stay put & transform your look!