Sleeve designs for blouse

Blouse sleeve designs.

Sleeves can add a touch of elegance, style and practicality to a blouse. There are a wide variety of blouse sleeve designs, each bringing a unique flair to a garment.

Popular sleeve designs for a blouse include:

  1. Puff Sleeves: Sleeves that are gathered at the shoulder and then puff out and are usually gathered again at the cuff.
  2. Bell Sleeves: These sleeves are fitted at the shoulder and flare out towards the wrist, resembling a bell shape.
  3. Flutter Sleeves: Short, loose sleeves that resemble a butterfly wing.
  4. Set-in Sleeves: These are the most common type of sleeves, sewn into the armhole and joined at the shoulder seam.
  5. Raglan Sleeves: These sleeves extend in one piece fully to the collar, leaving a diagonal seam from underarm to collarbone.
  6. Bishop Sleeves: These long sleeves are fuller at the bottom than at the top and often gathered into a cuff.
  7. Balloon Sleeves: Sleeves that are voluminous and gathered at the cuff, often extending beyond the wrist.
  8. Cap Sleeves: Short sleeves that cover only the shoulder and do not extend under the arm.
  9. Kimono Sleeves: These are wide and straight sleeves that are an extension of the bodice.
  10. Dolman Sleeves: Sleeves that are very wide at the shoulder and taper down to the wrist, with a deep armhole.
  11. Lantern Sleeves: These sleeves are puffed in the middle and gathered at both the shoulder and wrist.
  12. Juliet Sleeves: Long sleeves that are puffed at the shoulder and then fitted from the elbow to the wrist.
  13. Cold-Shoulder Sleeves: These sleeves have cutouts at the shoulder, giving a peek-a-boo effect.

On this website, you’ll find a variety of sleeve sewing tutorials. Learn how to make a sleeve pattern and refashion a top or dress by adding sleeves.