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Sew Pant Cuffs By Machine

Skip the hand stitching and still get professional-looking results.

Nov 08, 2019
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Pant cuffs can create a classic or trendy look, depending on your point of view and preference. They can vary in depth: Classic cuffs are typically 1 1/4 inches to 1 1/2 inches deep, and trendy cuffs can be much deeper.

Many years ago, while working in a menswear shop, I would sew the initial hem with a blind stitch on the machine (before the pant cuffs were formed and pressed). If you’d prefer a couture technique, you would sew the hem by hand before cuffing.

Note: Be sure there is enough fabric beyond the desired finished hem length to create your pant cuffs.

The following technique is done by machine, without sacrificing quality. It has a professional-looking finish, and it saves lots of time.

1. Lay the pants on a pressing surface so the legs are smooth and flat. Align the inseams and sides seams on each leg, and press as needed.…

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  1. user-2592332 | | #1

    If you want to a smooth look, no gathers, at the cuff edge taper the seams to account for the turn of cloth.

  2. user-7091748 | | #2

    Great tip!

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