loading

Step 2: Measure and Cut Sweater Sleeves

If you want to cut both sleeves at the same time, place two pieces of fabric folded in half such that the fold is on the top edge. Use your sweater as a template to decide what size to cut the sleeves. Cut your sleeves a couple inches longer than you want the final length to be, so you have enough fabric for the hem, and leave a 1/2 inch seam allowance. If your fabric has a pattern or print (for example mine is ribbed), make sure that the direction of the pattern on the sleeves matches the direction of the pattern on the body when you are wearing the sweater and your arms are down.

I cut my sleeves 73cm long, and the wrist edge measured 12cm (so the diameter would be 24cm). The shoulder edge measured 27cm (diameter 54cm).

<p>How do you see if you're in &quot;leave me alone&quot; mode?</p>
<p>the name is hilarious</p>
<p>Sweater-town isn't accepting visitors today.</p>
<p>How about a couple of googely eyes above the zipper? very cool idea, I like it!</p>
RuthGrace, this is AWESOME! Long flights, (long public commutes of any kind, for that matter), are only one of the very practical reasons for this sweater. I know of at least a few people who would greatly love this sweater, to assist in sensory overload situations, with their autism spectrum disorders. Pair it with earplugs, and the Autie or Aspie could get some desperately needed down time, even surrounded by family and friends - like in long car rides, college dorms(or other gotta-room-share situations), &amp; summer camp. You could market this. You SHOULD market this.
<p>Useful to pass the night at university on a big project when there is no more bus or subway to come back home to sleep. Was force to use a tuque instead.</p>
<p>Sending this to a friend of mine, I think she'll love it. BTW, I think you meant YKK for the zipper<br></p><p>http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-24-Assortment-Mix-Colors-YKK-3-Skirt-Dress-Nylon-Coil-50-ZIPPER-WHOLESALE-/351855737841?var=&amp;hash=item51ec3c7bf1:m:mPSxPWO5_6IjHu5vKFXmKSg</p>
<p>This is wonderful! I lol'd at the cover photo.</p>
<p>The zipper resembles Kermit's mouth. This isn't made for walkin!</p><p>Beth calls her head stocking a sculpture, what do you call this?</p>
<p>I would have loved to have this when I was living in the Bay Area - this is hilarious! :D</p>
Love this
<p>I love the &quot;leave me alone&quot; feature!</p>
Hehe, thank you!
This is one of the best things that I have ever seen!! Well done
You are so kind! Thank you :)

About This Instructable

46,611views

98favorites

License:

Bio: Pinterest engineer by day, maker by night. Member of the Noisebridge hackerspace.
More by ruthgrace:Personalized Laser Cut Shaving Stand Leave me alone sweater laser cut low tech mood tracker 
Add instructable to: