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Posted on: 4/4/10 7:16 AM
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I learned this from the wonderful Sandra Betzina. YOu will end up with smooth cuffs and avoid puckers.


Cut both pieces on the bias. If you use fusi-knit interfacing also cut that on the bias. Caution when using one way design.

Make the lining 1/8 of inch smaller by trimming it - this pulls things in nicely.

SB books are worth their weight in cold for little tips like this that make a BIG difference.


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Elaine Dougan said...
There is an article in one of the Threads magazines that suggest cutting the whole sleeve on the bias. It gives a different look and also stretches to give more room.
4/5/10 10:27 AM
justgail said...
Interesting idea. Is there a reason that you wouldn't want do this with a strip or one-way fabric, as long as you were carefull to get the pattern the correct way on each cuff? Or would this be a personal preference thingf?
4/5/10 12:02 PM
ryansmumAria said...
Justgail, Actually, I mis-stated that, You have to be careful as it doesn't always look quite right. The stripes are personal preference. One way designs sometimes looks wrong but there of course are exceptions. I'll correct that statement- thanks
4/5/10 3:40 PM
 
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