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Can I use rib knit cuffs?
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Date: 1/18/09 8:55 AM

I want to make some pajamas for my grandson, a size 7 or 8 from the movie Cars flannel. I already have the flannel and I wondered if I can make the cuffs on them out of a knit. I have never sewn knit cuffs before - I've never sewn a LOT of things before!!

Any suggestions on what to use if you think it's possible? I know they make a tubular knit but someone mentioned it was quite expensive and it could be made from regular knit material Can anyone help me with that?

Thanks for any help you can give me.
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Date: 1/18/09 10:53 AM

Do you have any regular rib knit? I would measure around the boy's ankle, and use 90% of that measurement for the width.

Then I would use 6 inches for the length.

Cut the fabric such that the ribs will flow lengthwise (ribs will be 6 inches long)

Seam the fabric with a stitch and overlock suitable for knits. Do this in the same direction as the ribs (your seam should be 6 inches long).

Fold the fabric so that the seam is on the inside.

seam and overcast both edges together, now you have a cuff. When you attach it to the pajamas, use a 3/4" seam allowance, then press the seam to the inside and topstitch on pants fabric 1/2" away from seam.

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Date: 1/18/09 11:42 AM

I have made mountains of pajamas with knit cuffs and bands.....the directions just posted are right on. I try to get a cotton/lycra blend knit since it has better recovery than a plain cotton and I don't limit myself to just rib knits...with a touch of lycra any knit will work.

When I find good quality cotton/lycra in a light weight I buy a couple of yards in a variety of solid colors so that I have a stash of knit ready to finish off pajamas.



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Subject: Boys flannel pajamas Date: 1/18/09 12:16 PM

Somtimes with kids sleeves and cuffs, I've had to gather them up just a little before I put the ribbing on. With small ankles or wrists, it's sometimes impossible to get the ribbing tight enough, and a little gathering really helps.

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Subject: Boys flannel pajamas Date: 1/18/09 6:30 PM

Oh, great information! Thank you so much.

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Subject: Boys flannel pajamas Date: 1/18/09 7:01 PM

Socks. Find an appropriately colored, on-sale pair of socks that would fit him (or go up a size), cut the feet off and use the remaining ribbing, attaching the cut edge to the flannel. The other edge will already be finished for you.

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