Welding sleeves and capes are worn on the arms or upper torso to protect arms from sparks and flames encountered during welding. They are made of leather, treated fabrics, or other heat- and spark-resistant materials. Welding sleeves are worn with welding gloves and other protective clothing as needed. They are pulled on over the hand and wrist and extend up the arm toward the shoulder. Cape sleeves are put on like a shirt and cover the arms, upper chest, and upper back to protect workers who are welding overhead or at chest height.