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Posted on: 8/24/03 10:50 PM
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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.


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Georgene said... (8/26/03 6:14 PM) Reply
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.
comocosews said... (8/25/03 10:34 PM) Reply
What do you mean by a running stitch?
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