SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Tips & Techniques > Adding cuffs to a pattern

Viewed 5171 times
Posted by: Kim Winson
photo

 
 
About Kim Winson starstar
NC USA
Member since: 2/2/02
Reviews written: 86
Sewing skills:Intermediate
Favored by: 19 people
tips added: 12
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 8/24/03 10:50 PM
Featured in the PR book!
Georgene is the one who is the brains behind this tip. I had asked her for advice on adding a cuff to a pants pattern and this is what she wrote to me:

"If you are going to do a 'straight up' turn back cuff, yes you would have to add double the amount of what you want to see as the turn back. Ususally the actual hem part on the inside is not as wide as the amount of the cuff, so double check how much your hemming allowance is.
Tack your turn back at the side seams, and if your fabric is heavy or very drapey, you may want to use a running stitch about 1/" below the upper fold of the cuff to hold it in place so it doesn't droop. "

It worked very well for me.

Kim

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


2 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
comocosews said...
What do you mean by a running stitch?
8/25/03 10:34 PM
Georgene said...
A running stitch would be by hand, sort of like a basting stitch. You want to get the body of the pant leg and the inside of the cuff to stay together so just weave your needlein and out between the two without piercing thru to the outside of the cuff. Since the stitches are not seen at all, you don't have to be careful about size or length of stitches.
8/26/03 6:14 PM
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Put it on the Bias
Put it on the Bias

Register

Fit the Tee to a T
Fit the Tee to a T

Register

SewBaby Clutter Catchers Pattern

SewBaby Clutter Catchers Pattern

Buy Now
Favorite Things Blossoms & Bloomers Pattern

Favorite Things Blossoms & Bloomers Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.