How To Cuff Men's Pants
A cuff is an extra layer of fabric at the lower edge of the sleeve of a garment (shirt, coat, etc.).
The cuff is best way of hemming boys or men's trousers. Too long trouser legs you can fold in cuff, without cutting excess fabric. When your boy gets older you can use the cuff to lengthen the pants. Pants that have the cuffs your boy can wear for two years.
If you cannot do cuff pants you can use this step-by-step sewing tutorial. These photos and comments help you make the cuffs easily and correct.
For this tutorial I used a piece of fabric simulating a half pants leg.
Now let's cuff your pants.
At beginning you need mark new desired hem length of pants and from this hem line add down 7-9 cm.
Before you start make the cuff, make sure you have 7-9 cm excess length of pants legs.
Now you need to mark both lines with chalk, as shown.
At this stage of tutorial you need to fold up a hem on wrong side of your pants.
Press it using the steam iron.
The cuff can be made in different ways. You can serge the edge of fabric or finish it with zig zag stitches. I offer you my own method of making the cuffs with using a trouser kick tape.
Kick tape is used for hemming a men's trouser. This tape protects the lower edge of pants from abrasion.
Place the kick tape along marked line on wrong side of trousers and sew this tape with two stitches lines, as shown.
Now press cuff on the wrong and right sides.
Next, you need turn up the cuff over to the outside of your pants.
The edge of kick tape need be lower on 0.1-0.2. Press it well.
To keep the cuff in this position you may to do a few vertical stitches on the side seams of pants.
You're all finished and you have cuffed pants!
A year later, when your boy grows up and his pants will be short you can remove all stitches holding the hem and kick tape and make new hem. Using this trick the length of pants leg can be increased by 5-6 cm.
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