It is always important to have real-life skills, especially if you are young. Skills like cooking, painting, drawing, etc. can prove extremely valuable and can even turn out to be a career trajectory for many people.

A lot of these skills can be picked up from the internet. There are many sites and videos on the World Wide Web available for people to learn from.

Hundreds of users worldwide are availing the information being providing on these platforms to learn new skill sets. One such skill is sewing.

Learning to stitch might seem complex but is quite easy, especially if you know how to follow simple instructions to the dot. The first step – and perhaps the most crucial one – when making your clothes is the measurements.

You need to make sure that you have the right measurements and are cutting the fabric precisely and accurately—the most complex measurement when sewing is probably the measurement of your arm.

Many people miss or overlook crucial steps and end up with clothes having loose or tight sleeves in the garment that you have made.

If you are confused about the proper method of determining or measuring your arm length – we have made it easy with a simple step-by-step method of doing so.

The method is easy to follow and promises accurate results, as well. If you wish to measure your arm length for either stitching or any other purpose – all you have to do is follow the simple steps given below.  

What ways can I use to calculate my arm length?

To measure your arm’s length, there are two measurements you need. For both of these measurements, you would need a measuring tape.

While you can measure your arm length alone, measuring your arm span would require assistance from another person.

Measuring arm length:

  • Firstly you need to stand with your shoulders and arms relaxed at your sides with your arms bent ever so slightly and your fingers in your pockets. Make sure that your posture is upright as slouching and hunching would result in your measurements becoming inaccurate.
  • Next, you have to place the end of your measuring tape at the center base of your neck for the most on-point measurement.
  • Then you measure your arm length, ideally over the should and down your arm for the most precise measurements. If you decide to measure down the back, you won’t get the full measurement you require.
  • After that, you have to decide until where do you want to measure your arm length. The reason for the measurement is that you can measure it till the wrist bone or higher, depending on where you want the cuff to sit for clothing. For fitness purposes, you would want to measure them down to your stretched out fingertips.

Measuring the span of your arms:

  • First, you need to ask someone to measure your arms’ span as you cannot do it alone.
  • To measure it accurately, you need to stand in an upright position with a hard surface behind you. Being hunched over will result in a fluctuation in your arm span and consequently result in an error in the measurement.
  • Next, you have to stretch your arms out with your palms facing outwards as much as possible. Ensure that your arms are not bent and are as straight and level with each other as possible.
  • Then all you need to do is ask your partner to measure your arm span. The measurement of an arm span is typically done, starting from the tip of the middle finger of one arm to the tip of the middle finger of the other arm.

While taking these measurements, it is important to make sure that the readings you are taking are accurate. For this purpose, having a partner measuring them for you is always ideal.

At the same time, it is important to make sure that your measuring tape is straight and not curled up. Irrespective of measuring your arm, a constant precaution you need to take is to stand upright.


By following the method given above, you can easily measure your arm’s length for whatever purpose you need the measurements for.

If you measure your arm’s length for stitching clothes, make sure that you keep a few inches extra that will serve the purpose of the seams of your clothes and the extra fabric you would need for making the stitches.

If you do not leave a few extra inches and cut your fabric the exact length of your arm, you will be left with a tighter’s shirt around the sleeve.

Follow the steps given above, and you will have an accurate and precise measurement of the arm’s length.

How do you measure mens arm length?

Measure from shoulder seam to wrist.

Now, place one end of the fabric tape measure at the top of your shoulder seam, and the other end at the break of your wrist, or the wrist bone. Let the end of the measuring tape drape just a bit, as a shirt sleeve would.

How do you measure arm length for a shirt?

Place one end of the measuring tape at the center of the back of the collar, just below the collar band. Run the measuring tape along the yoke and down the sleeve to the end of the cuff. Pull the sleeve firmly away from the dress shirt body. Do not stretch the shirt sleeve, but be sure it is fully extended.

How do you measure arm length for a jacket?

Bend your elbow 90 degrees and place your hand on your hip. Hold the tape at the center back of your neck. With a friend’s help, measure across your shoulder to your elbow, and down to your wrist. The total length in inches is your sleeve length.

What is a normal arm length?

You probably found your arm span to height ratio approximately to be one to one whereas the femur to height was approximately one to four. This is expected because on average and over a large age range the human body has an arm span that is roughly equal to its height and a femur bone roughly a quarter of its height.

What is the ratio of arm length to height?

What does this tell you about how your arm span compares to your height? For most people, their arm span is about equal to their height. Mathematicians say the arm span-to-height ratio is 1 to 1: your arm span goes 1 times into your height.

What if your arm span is longer than your height?

People with Marfan syndrome are often tall with long, thin arms and legs and spider-like fingers (called arachnodactyly). The length of the arms is greater than height when arms are stretched out.

Are long arms attractive?

The study, published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, found that across cultural divides young, tall and long armed women were considered the most attractive.

Is it bad to have long arms?

It is perfectly normal for someone to have arms longer than their body.

Can you have a mild case of Marfan syndrome?

Sometimes Marfan syndrome is so mild, few if any, symptoms occur. In most cases, the disease progresses with age and symptoms of Marfan syndrome become noticeable as changes in connective tissue occur.

At what age is Marfan syndrome detected?

Amniocentesis at about 16 to 18 weeks can also test for Marfan syndrome. This involves taking and examining a small sample of amniotic fluid (the fluid that surrounds the fetus in the womb). While these tests can show if your child has the gene defect, they can’t indicate how severe the condition will be.

What are 4 symptoms of Marfan syndrome?

At what age does Marfan syndrome appear?

Marfan syndrome features may include:
  • Tall and slender build.
  • Disproportionately long arms, legs and fingers.
  • A breastbone that protrudes outward or dips inward.
  • A high, arched palate and crowded teeth.
  • Heart murmurs.
  • Extreme nearsightedness.
  • An abnormally curved spine.
  • Flat feet.

Can Marfan people have children?

Does Marfan syndrome affect teeth?

However, features of Marfan syndrome and related disorders can appear at any age. Some people have many features at birth or as young children. Other people develop features, including aortic enlargement, as teens or even as adults. Some features are progressive, meaning they can get worse as people age.

What famous person has Marfan syndrome?

If one parent has Marfan syndrome, there’s a 1-in-2 chance (50 percent) that their baby will have it, too. Only babies who get the gene change have Marfan syndrome. If you or a family member has Marfan syndrome, talk to a genetic counselor to learn more about the chances of your baby having it.

Is Marfan syndrome a disability?

Many people with Marfan syndrome have narrow jaws and a high-arched palate, which can create dental (tooth) and orthodontic (alignment) problems.

Does Marfan syndrome shorten your life?

Abraham Lincoln is the most famous American who had Marfan syndrome.

Can you exercise with Marfan syndrome?