How to sew knit cuffs

How to sew knit cuffs

Posted by Helen | April 2, 2017 | Blackwood Cardigan, Sewing Tutorials
Sewing knit cuffs

Sewing knit cuffs

Today I have a little post on sewing knit cuffs. The Blackwood Cardigan has knit cuffs and it is my favourite finish for this style of garment. You get a nice, clean edge at the end of the sleeve, and the cuffs are double layered, adding warmth for your hands!

This is the fourth sewing step in the Blackwood Cardigan Sewalong! I hope your Blackwoods are coming along nicely so far. 


Let’s get started!

Fold your cuffs in half matching notches and with right sides facing.

Sewing a knit cuff

Pin in place.

Sewing a knit cuff

Sew using a small zig-zag stitch.

Sewing a knit cuff

Press this seam open. Use a sleeve roll to avoid press lines.

Sewing a knit cuff

Sewing a knit cuff

Fold these tubes in half with wrong sides facing.

Sewing a knit cuff

Get your sleeves ready. We covered sewing the sleeves of the Blackwood in our last post.

Sewing a knit cuff

Insert the cuffs into the sleeves, lining up the cuff seam with the sleeve seam.

Sewing a knit cuff

Pin the cuffs to the sleeve ends, placing the pins on the inside. Evenly distribute any excess fabric around the circle.

Sewing a knit cuff

Sew the cuffs in using a medium zig-zag stitch.

Sewing a knit cuff

Once sewn in, you will have something like this:

Sewing a knit cuff

You have the option to finish these seams using a serger or overlocker.

Sewing a knit cuff

Pull the cuffs out. Using your sleeve roll if you have one, press this seam up toward the sleeve.  It will naturally want to fall this way.

Sewing a knit cuff

And that’s all there is to it! I hope you are excited to finish your Blackwood Cardigan with the next post on sewing the bottom and front bands. See you then!

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