How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve

How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve

The cuff is best way of lengthen boys trousers or add decorative element to shorts or pants. Using this way of making a cuff you can change an appearance of your sleeve.
Learn how to add the cuffs to the pants or sleeves. This is step-by-step illustrated sewing tutorial.

How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve, step 1

First you have to cut a strip of fabric for the cuff. To do this, you need to measure the circumference of trouser leg.

How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve, step 2

Strip length will be equal to this dimension plus the seam allowances.

How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve, step 3

The width of strip is calculated by the formula: 3.5 cm x 4 segment.

How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve, step 4

Now you need to sew a strip together. Press along the seam (at the different directions).

How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve, step 5

Now you need fold the wrong sides of the cuff together and press it.

How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve, step 6

Next you will add the cuffs to the bottom edge a pants.
Keep in mind that the right side of the cuff should be attached to the wrong side of the pants or shorts.

How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve, step 7

Sew around the bottom edge with seam allowance 1.5 cm.

How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve, step 8

Finish the bottom raw edge with a serger.

How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve, step 9

Fold bottom edge down the entire cuff (7 cm). Press it well.

How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve, step 10

Turn out the leg with cuff on right side.

How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve, step 11

Turn up the cuff towards right side of pants. Fold the cuff in half, as shown. Press it with steam iron around the cuff.

How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve, step 12

Now the cuff is ready. The length of pants now is longer and the pants looks more attractive.

How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve, step 13

This cuff looks nice on the bottom edge of shorts.

How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve, step 14

Use this method of making a cuff on sleeves also.

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