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NECCHI?+ cuffing unfinished slacks

reasonsgirl | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi. The site looks great. I’m just getting started. I have my mom’s older Singer, which I just had serviced/repaired and it works great, and I also just bought a NECCHI machine with lots of feet, and it seems to be wonderful. Any comments on the NECCHI line?

I also have three pair of store-bought slacks that need cuffs. How do you handle the exposed seam once you roll the cuff up? How do you tuck or stitch the seam at the bottom of the cuff where the seam reverses so that 1) it looks clean and 2) it won’t unravel? Probably really basic but it confuses me.

Look forward to hearing from someone.

reasonsgirl (rg)

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  1. Jean | | #1

    Cuffs are usually made by first creating a very deep hem then just turning it back and tacking it in place for the cuff. For instance, if you want a 1 1/2 inch cuff, you first make a 3 inch hem, that way you have a finished seam when you turn it back.

    1. reason | | #3

      Jean,

      Thanks so much for your response. My wife penned the first letter and became frustrated with the site and its re-registering, so I registered for the both of us. I'm the one whose slacks will be cuffed, thanks to your instructions. We both thank you.

      Regards,

      Bob

  2. FrancesC | | #2

    Agreed, about the deep hem. Remember, that if your slacks are tapered at all, you will need to flare the hem at the bottom so there is room to turn it up.

    FrancesC

    1. reason | | #4

      Frances--

      Thanks so much for your response. My wife penned the first letter and became frustrated with the site and its re-registering, so I registered for the both of us. I'm the one whose slacks will be cuffed--thanks for your instructions. We both thank you.

      Regards,

      Bob

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