Are you a seamstress who creates clothes? Or do you have a blouse that needs sleeves? You can add a wide variety of beautiful sleeves using a blouse sleeve pattern. Sleeves are usually fairly simple to make, and they will completely change the look of your top.
Things to Know About Blouse Sleeves
Sleeves are an important part of a blouse. They can help keep your warm or cool while adding to the aesthetics.
Facts about sleeves:
- Sleeves come in a wide variety of sizes and styles.
- Sleeves attach to the shoulders and often end at or before the wrist. However, sleeves can also extend past the wrist.
- Sleeves can be practical or decorative.
- Sleeves can add movement to a blouse.
- Changing the sleeves on a blouse can completely alter its look.
Below are 21 blouse sleeve patterns. I have included a wide variety of designs, from simple caps to elegant sleeves.
1. Off Shoulder Flutter Blouse Sleeve Pattern by Socialite Patterns
Add long or short off shoulder flutter sleeves to your blouse. The sleeves are flowy, loose fitting, and perfect for summer.
This is a beginner-friendly sewing pattern. It is intended to be used with light to medium weight woven or knit fabric. Sizes are for XXS to 7XL. Included is a full step-by-step illustrated tutorial.
2. Women’s Basic Cap Blouse Sleeves Pattern by ByRAYENA
Simple cap sleeves are easy to make and sew to your blouse. The cap sleeve is designed to cover the shoulder without extending out from under the arm.
The blouse sleeve pattern is a simple template created for sewers who make their own patterns. Included in the PDF download includes sizes XS to 6X. The designer recommends using woven fabrics with little to no stretch.
3. Tiered and Puffed Sleeve Blouse Sewing Pattern by PatternCosPatterns
Cosplaying is a lot of fun. If you enjoy making your own garments, here are some great patterns for tiered and puffed sleeves. You can even use these blouse sleeve patterns to create formal wear.
Included in the set are 6 different sleeve patterns. They are ideal for adding a romantic touch to blouses and dresses. The patterns are suitable for intermediate level seamstresses.
4. Blouse Sleeves Sewing Pattern by Lekala Sewing Patterns
Make your own customised blouse sleeve patterns using this free pattern designer. All you need to do is enter your measurements or pick a standard size and the designer will create your pattern.
Find the Pattern by Lekala Sewing Patterns Here
5. Bell Sleeve Blouse Pattern by SociallitePattrns
Use this pattern to make half sleeves or bell sleeves. The bell sleeves are designed to flare out from just under the elbow. Bell sleeves are perfect for adding a feminine touch to any wardrobe.
This pattern is intended to be used with light to medium weight knit fabric. There is a full step-by-step illustrated tutorial included. Included are sizes XXS to 7XL.
6. Womens Bell Sleeve Blouse Pattern by SophieMKublyDesign
Here is another gorgeous bell sleeve pattern. They are long, beautiful, and flowy. The sleeves are ideal for creating drama and movement. The blouse sleeve pattern is for sizes 16 to 24. It is intended to be a starting point for you to create more complex sleeve patterns.
7. Off Shoulder Gathered Sleeve Pattern by SocialitePatterns
Are you making an off the shoulder top? This pattern includes 2 blouse sleeve patterns that are feminine and easy to make. The beginner-friendly patterns work best with medium weight woven or knit fabric. Included are sizes XXS to 7XL.
8. Romantic Balloon And Lantern Puffed Sleeve Blouse Pattern by PatternCosPatterns
Are you looking for several romantic sleeve patterns? This set includes 5 blouse sleeve patterns perfect for cosplay. There are a wide variety of styles to choose from. The sewing pattern includes 6 sizes. This sewing pattern is recommended for intermediate skilled seamstresses.
9. Flutter Blouse Sleeve Pattern by SocailitePatterns
Use this beginner-friendly sewing pattern to add flutter sleeves to your blouse. Flutter sleeves are excellent for women who do not like tight sleeves. They also add movement and femininity.
The blouse sleeve pattern is designed to be used with light to medium weight woven or knit fabric. The pattern includes sizes XXS to 7XL. There are both short sleeve and long sleeve options. To make it easy for you, the designer has included a full step-by-step illustrated tutorial.
10. How to make Balloon Sleeves by FireflyPath
Add some romantic balloon sleeves to your blouse for date nights and formal affairs. This is an adult size blouse sleeve pattern. Included is a large that is one size fits all, and a small that is one size fits most.
The PDF download includes 1 printable balloon sleeve pattern for standard letter size and A4 paper. The written tutorial is 13 pages long with photos. The pattern comes complete with seam allowances.
11. DIY Big Blouse Sleeves by Rosery Apparel
Big sleeves are all the rage right now. They are perfect for formal affairs and holiday parties. But that is not all, you can wear them anytime you want. Download the free template to create big sleeves for your blouse. The template includes 3 styles.
Find the Pattern by Rosery Apparel Here
12. Women’s Basic Bell Sleeve Blouse Pattern by ByRAYENA
The basic bell sleeve is a classic. It works with a large variety of styles and body types. You can dress it up or down. This blouse sleeve pattern is easy to understand and works up quickly. It includes a full selection of sizes from XS to 6X. The pattern is designed to be used with woven fabrics with little to no stretch.
13. Womens Leg-of-mutton Puff Sleeve Blouse Sewing Pattern by SophieMKublyDesign
Leg of mutton sleeves have a full, puffy top that tapers down towards the wrists. It is also known as the gigot sleeve. This puff sleeve blouse pattern includes sizes 2 to 14. The block is intended to be a starting point for drafting more complex patterns. Or you can use it with the designer’s other blocks to create a full garment.
14. Gathered Blouse Sleeve Pattern by SocialitePatterns
Here is a beginner-friendly sewing pattern. You can use the blouse sleeve pattern to make short sleeves or long sleeves.
The designer of the pattern recommends using light to medium weight woven or knit fabric. Included are sizes XXS to 7XL. The pattern file includes A4, letter, and A0 printing options. There is also a projector file.
15. Womens Bell Sleeve Sewing Pattern by SophieMKublyDesign
The mid length sleeve is great for spring, summer, and fall. You can wear a blouse with bell sleeves when shopping, on dates, to parties, and more. The sleeves have a lot of movement, and they will help keep you cool.
You can make these lovely bell sleeves using this digital blouse sleeve pattern. The pattern includes sizes 2 to 14. The pattern can be used to make short sleeves, elbow length sleeve, and long sleeves.
16. Flutter Sleeve Pattern by Clothing Patterns 101
Draft your own personalised flutter blouse sleeve pattern following this free tutorial. Flutter sleeves are perfect for keeping cool during the hot summer weather. It is feminine while being short and airy.
The tutorial walks you step-by-step through making the blouse sleeve pattern. You will need to have a basic blouse sleeve block to start with.
Find the Pattern by Clothing Patterns 101 Here
17. Women’s Basic Long Sleeve Pattern by ByRAYENA
This basic long sleeve pattern was designed for seamstresses who enjoy creating their own patterns. Use the pattern with the designer’s other blocks to make blouses, tunics, dresses, and more. The blouse sleeve pattern comes in a full selection of sizes from XS to 6X. The designer recommends using woven fabrics with little to no stretch.
18. Women’s Petal Blouse Sleeve Pattern by ByREYENA
Petal sleeves are beautiful and simple to make. They have a single seam that creates a shape similar to a tulip.
You can use this sleeve sewing pattern to create blouses, tunics, dresses, and more. The pattern can be mixed and matches with the designer’s other patterns, to make countless garments. You can even use the pattern to make your own designs. The pattern comes in sizes XS to 6X.
19. Couture Cut Sleeve
Are you looking to create a couture blouse sleeve pattern? Doing so is not as easy as it looks. If you are having a hard time, watch this free video tutorial. It will show you some tips and tricks for making your blouse sleeve patterns.
20. Basic Blouse Sleeves Pattern
Learn how to draft a basic sleeve pattern with this free video tutorial. It includes step-by-step instructions that take you through measuring the sleeves and creating the pattern. It does not include instructions for sewing the sleeves onto a blouse.
21. Women’s Fitted Knit Basic Sleeve Sewing Pattern by SophieMKublyDesign
Are you looking for fitted blouse sleeve patterns? This pattern will create a classic, form fitted sleeve. Fitted sleeves hide your arms while framing them.
The printable PDF pattern f includes sizes 2 to 14. You can also use the blocks for fitting and drafting more complex patterns. You can even combine the sleeve block with other blocks to create full garments.
Do you enjoy making your own tops? Use a blouse sleeve pattern to add some style.
Blouse sleeves cover your shoulders and arms. They also add to the style of the top. You can add simple sleeves for a basic top or elegant sleeves to create drama.
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Designing sleeves is not as easy as it looks. Sleeves need to fit properly to look right and be comfortable. If you are interested in adding sleeves to an existing blouse or are sewing a new blouse, take the guesswork out of the process with a blouse sleeve pattern.