Do you want to learn how to sew a sleeve cuff on your shirt? Honestly, learning how to sew a sleeve cuff is fairly simple and can be quite fun. It’ll give you a lot of room for creativity as well. Thus, in this tutorial, it will show you the step-by-step instructions on how to sew a sleeve cuff in a very easy and simple way.
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In casual settings or events, it is much appropriate to wear a shirt with cuff sleeves. It has a very pronounced look, and wearing it on in some particular event can make you look more sophisticated. Moreover, adding cuffs to your sleeves shirt can transform your outfit from standard into a more elegant look.
Why not take your boring old shirts out in your closet and transform them by adding a stylish cuff on your sleeve? I am happy to share with you this tutorial I found from Marina Brumpton as she’s going to teach us how to sew a sleeve cuff. To get started, just follow steps and guidelines here.
Here are the things you will need:
- Fabric (cotton satin for the sleeve pattern)
- Scrap fabric (for the cuff, you can choose your own design)
- Needle and thread
- Sewing machine
Step 1. Cut Two Pieces of Fabric
Cut two pieces of fabric for the sleeve and another two pieces for the cuff/interfacing. They should have exactly the same size of your sleeve. Don’t forget to put an extra length on the sides for the seam allowance.
Step 2. Cut a Slit on Both Pattern Piece
Opposite the front, put a slit on the end of the pattern piece and interfacing.
Step 3. Put the pattern piece and interfacing together
Put the interfacing on top of each pattern piece with the right sides together.
Step 4. Sew the top edge of the cuff
Sew the top edge of the cuff with a 1/2 inch seam allowance, and make sure to turn from where the slit is and stitch the top of it.
Step 5. Cut
Cut right on the top of the slit and on the corners.
Step 6. Turn right sides out
Turn the cuff rights sides out and iron it.
Step 7. Sew along the sides to lock or close
To lock or close all the way along the sides, put the right sides together of the cuff and sew along the sides.
Step 8. Sew the sides of the cuff right on the seam allowance
After sewing, iron the cuff. To make the cuff stay in order, look for the seam allowance of the cuff and sleeve on the sides. Pin it and sew.
Step 9. You’re done
Turn the right sides out and you’re done. I suggest you watch the video for detailed measurements and an extra tutorial for another design of your cuff. Enjoy!
You can also watch the full video tutorial of Marina Brumpton here for more details:
Add this sewing project to your list. It’s super fun and easy. Use your creativity and choose the right pattern on adding cuffs to your sleeve. Just make sure your design will complement the color and design of your shirt. Don’t choose a layout or pattern that is too much attractive or else it will ruin your overall outfit. Well, I hope you like and enjoyed this tutorial.
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