Puff Sleeve Draft

Puff Sleeve Draft

Puff Sleeve Draft

In this beginner lesson, you will learn how to create a short puff sleeve with a banded cuff. A fun style that is often used in childrenswear. To achieve the sleeve’s puff, you will start with your basic straight sleeve sloper. Then, you will learn how to ‘slash and spread’ the pattern, which is the basic principle for adding fullness to sleeves. Learning the principles of slashing and spreading opens the door to creating fullness in other areas of a garment, such as on skirts, tops, pants and to just about any place where you would like to add fullness. Also included in this lesson are how to use your pattern drafting tools, how to properly true your pattern and how to draft a banded cuff to finish off the sleeve.

Once you have mastered this lesson try your new slash and spread skills by viewing the Short Flare Sleeve and the Long Bell Sleeve.

The sleeve sloper needed for this lesson can be found and drafted in our Pattern making lesson: Straight Sleeve Sloper.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-1
2 Measure & Trace Sleeve 1-7
3 Short Puff Sleeve Draft Prep 1-5
4 Puff Sleeve Draft 1-19
5 Transferring Sleeve Draft to Finished Pattern 1-9
6 Banded Cuff 1-13
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Step Description
1 For this lesson, you will need to prepare three pieces of unlined pattern paper measuring 16” (40.6cm) wide by 18” (45.7cm) long.


Step Description
1 Center your straight sleeve sloper on the 18” (45.7cm) length side of your pattern paper.
2 Place center marks onto the pattern paper at the bicep and elbow intersection and at the center cap.

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