DIY Knit Sleeve Cuffs

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I wanted to post a quick tutorial on sleeve cuffs.  I received many questions on how to make them and where to buy them based on this post:

I searched high and low for knit sleeve cuffs, what I think is a simple but effective way to finish a garment.  What I found was a sorry selection of poor quality cuffs in only black white and brown, so of course the next logical step was to make my own.

I drafted a cuff pattern that you can download here

Tools: corresponding cuff fabric
           pattern
           scissors
           pins
           sewing machine

Pin the pattern to the fabric and cut out

With the right sides together, stitch each long side of
the fabric closed, leaving both end open and unstitched

Trim the seam allowance close to the seam making sure
not to cut the stitches

Open one end of the cuff and roll right side out matching
up to the other end

Baste the edge prior to sewing onto your sleeve

Tips: For this pattern, use stretch knits only
         To shorten the length of the cuff, cut after the cuff has been sewn together
         If the fabric your using has an extreme stretch, you may need to adjust the seam allowance

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14 Comments

    • November 13, 2013 / 2:13 am

      Thanks Carolyn, your quite welcome

    • November 13, 2013 / 7:49 am

      You are the bond.com . ARE you on youtube

    • November 13, 2013 / 7:52 am

      You are the bond .com. are you i n youtube. Nikki.

  1. Anonymous
    November 7, 2013 / 3:37 pm

    Great info Nikki thank you

    • November 13, 2013 / 2:13 am

      Your welcome

    • November 13, 2013 / 2:12 am

      Your welcome

  2. November 7, 2013 / 7:57 pm

    I LOVE the look of your cuff, thanks for the tutorial! I will definitely be using it soon!

    • November 13, 2013 / 2:12 am

      Thank you Levone, your very welcome

  3. November 8, 2013 / 3:20 pm

    I love the black version with zippers that you showed a few post ago. Is it the same principal only with added zippers?

    • November 13, 2013 / 2:11 am

      Yes it's the same, I just turned the seam to the top of the cuff and added the zipper to it.

    • November 13, 2013 / 2:12 am

      Your welcome

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