I am going to make the cuffs on my pants 6”
wide, so I begin marking 6” up from the bottom
of the pant leg. Now I need to add 5/8” seam allowance, so
I make a second mark 5/8” down from the first mark.
This will be my cutting mark for the pant legs.
Layout the pattern on top of the fabric. Pin the pattern to the fabric, then cut out
the pattern pieces Now we adjust the pattern for the cuffs at
the 6” mark. Here is where we marked the 6” line.
Fold using the 6” line marks. The pattern that we need to use is this piece
down here. Place the 6” folded edge of the pattern
inside the folded edge of the fabric. You will be cutting two pieces at once.
Pin in place; cut around the three exposed edges of the pattern.
Flip the pattern along the 6” folded line to expose the folded edge of the fabric.
Pin the pattern in place. Cut along the pattern edge and you will have
your cuffs. We are going to do a French seam for the cuff,
so the first thing you do is pin the wrong sides of the pant leg and cuff together.
At the sewing machine, stitch with a 3/8” seam allowance, trim the seam allowance close
to the seam. Press the seam toward the cuff.
Fold and press. Stitch with a ¼” seam allowance.
Press again toward the cuff. Topstitch over the cuff for a professional
look. A French seam will make this cuff look really
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