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Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong Pt 5: Sewing the Cuffs

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Indiesew.com | Moto Sweatshirt Pt 5: Sewing the Cuffs

We're five days into the Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong and today we're tackling the sleeve cuffs! This section should be quick, not taking more than 15 minutes to complete.

If you're just tuning in, here's the sewalong schedule:

Ready? Let's do this!

Align the short edges of the cuff right sides together and pin. Sew or serge with a 3/8" seam allowance. Repeat for the opposite cuff.

Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong | Pin and Sew Cuffs

Fold the cuff in half aligning the long raw edges of the cuff wrong sides together and press well. Slide the cuff over the sleeve so that the raw edges of the cuff align with the raw edges of the sleeve and right sides are together.

Be sure to match the cuff seam with the sleeve seam and pin well around the entire circumference of the cuff. The circumference of the cuff will be slightly smaller than the circumference of the sleeve. Stretch the cuff to fit and make sure the cuff is pinned evenly around the sleeve. Repeat for the opposite cuff.

Indiesew.com | Sewing Moto Sweatshirt Cuffs

Now, turn the Moto Sweatshirt sleeves inside out so that you'll sew on the inside of the sleeve/cuff cylinder. This method makes it easier to sew around small cylinders like sleeves and ankles.

Sew or serge the cuff to the sleeve with a 3/8" seam allowance. Stretch the cuff slightly as you sew to avoid puckers. Repeat for the opposite cuff.

Turn the sleeves right side out and press the cuffs up and the seam allowances down towards the sleeve.

Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong | Pin and Sew Cuff to Sleeve

Nice work! Your Moto Sweatshirt sleeves now have cuffs. Let's meet back here tomorrow where we'll attach the collar and the waistband.

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