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.
First you have to cut a strip of fabric for the cuff. To do this, you need to measure the circumference of trouser leg.
Strip length will be equal to this dimension plus the seam allowances.
The width of strip is calculated by the formula: 3.5 cm x 4 segment.
Now you need to sew a strip together. Press along the seam (at the different directions).
Now you need fold the wrong sides of the cuff together and press it.
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.
Sew around the bottom edge with seam allowance 1.5 cm.
Finish the bottom raw edge with a serger.
Fold bottom edge down the entire cuff (7 cm). Press it well.
Turn out the leg with cuff on right side.
Turn up the cuff towards right side of pants. Fold the cuff in half, as shown. Press it with steam iron around the cuff.
Now the cuff is ready. The length of pants now is longer and the pants looks more attractive.
This cuff looks nice on the bottom edge of shorts.
Use this method of making a cuff on sleeves also.
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