Two Cuff Design Ideas | Video
Louise Cutting offers easy fixes for sleeves that don't fit.
If you have a garment with sleeves that are too long or too wide at the hem, Threads Contributing Editor Louise Cutting offers a solution with a couple of sleeve cuff designs. These are are easy fixes that improve the garment’s look and wearability.
Louise shows how to shorten a sleeve by adding a tuck about 3 inches above and parallel to the hemline. This tuck removes up to 1 inch of length, and the finished effect is of a double-layered sleeve. If you need to shorten the sleeve by more than an inch, sew additional tucks farther up the sleeve.
The sleeve hem circumference in many commercial patterns is large—often 11 inches to 14 inches. This can be unflattering and awkward to wear. If you have already completed the garment and want to narrow the sleeve at the hem, try adding multiple pin tucks perpendicular to the hem. Make them…
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