Sunday, December 08, 2013

Cuffed Pajamas Tutorial -- Classic Tee & Leggings modification

FREE tutorial on how to modify the Classic Tee and the Leggings patterns from Jocole to add knit cuffs at the bottom of the sleeves and legs.
Materials Needed:
Classic Knit Tee or Ruffle Tee (or Mix&Match Classic Sleeve) -- pdf sewing patterns
Basic Knit Leggings or Ruffle Leggings -- pdf sewing patterns
Pencil or pen
Paper and tape

Suggested Fabrics:
Jersey (my favorite is cotton/spandex), interlock, rib knit
** your cuffs need to be VERY stretchy, something with lycra/spandex is recommended.

the following picture is shown on a size 5, the blue lines are the original pattern lines, the RED lines are the newer pattern adjustment lines.

1.         FOLD the cuff in half lengthwise.  Align the short sides, RIGHT sides together.  Pin if necessary.

2.         STITCH cuff into a loop using a 3/8” seam allowance, RIGHT sides together.

[If using a serger, STITCH using a 1/4” seam allowance, trimming 1/8” from the edge.]

3.         FOLD cuff in half, aligning the raw edges, WRONG sides together.

4.         MARK cuff into quarters. 

5.         MARK your sleeve/legging into quarters.

6.         With the sleeve/legging RIGHT side out, slip inside the cuff, RIGHT sides together, aligning the edges and matching the quarters marks and pin into place.

7.         STITCH cuff into place along the sleeve/legging using a 3/8” seam allowance.  You’ll need to stretch the cuff so it matches the length of the opening, but don’t over stretch!!  Backstitch to reinforce seam.  Start stitching at center back seam of the waistband.  A zigzag stitch is recommended for optimal stretchiness.
[If using a serger, STITCH using a 1/4” seam allowance, trimming 1/8” from the edge.]

8.         SEAM FINISH the raw edges of the cuff.

FINISHED CUFF ... doesn’t it look fantastic ?!?!

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