Fixing ripped sleeves by changing a shirt from long sleeve to short sleeve
This shirt of my client's had a long rip in the sleeve, extending through the sleeve placket to the cuff. Elbow patches did not make sense for this rip, because it was lower down than the elbow.
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I instead dealt with the rip by cutting and hemming the sleeves to turn the shirt into a short sleeved shirt. The model in the pictures below is my husband, who conveniently wears the same shirt size as my client.