Sew Sturdier, Better-Placed Thumbholes Into Sleeves
Try this design for more comfort than the in-seam version.
When thumbholes in tops became a trend in workout clothing, I was delighted. It wasn’t because I wanted to stick my thumbs through the seams of my shirt sleeves, but it was because sleeves were made longer in order to accommodate the thumbs.
You see, I have extralong limbs and have a nearly impossible time finding ready-to-wear clothes that are long enough. Shirt cuffs have never made it all the way to my wrists, and the hems of my pants have ended too far north of my ankles. This is one of the reasons I started sewing my own clothes.
Now that I have had a few tops with the thumbholes feature, it turns out that I do like to stick my thumbs through the seams of my shirt sleeves. The extra coverage over my wrists and the top of my hands is perfect when I head out for…
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