Grainline Archer Sew-Along: Cuffs

There are at least a couple of shirt cuff application methods; slot and burrito to name two. I have tried both of these techniques, and my preference is definitely for the “slot” method. I think you will see why it is named such shortly. 😉

Grainline Archer Sew-along by Sew Maris

1. Start by drawing a line with the fabric marker of your choice 1/2 inch from the top edge of the interfaced side of the cuff. Yep, this line is on the right side of your fabric.

2. Press the fabric to the wrong side on the marked line, and then fold the un-interfaced cuff (or under cuff) over on top of the interfaced outer cuff. Pin around the sides.

Grainline Archer Sew-along by Sew Maris

3. Stitch both sides of the cuff, back-stitching at the beginning and end of each line of stitching.

Grainline Archer Sew-Along by Sew Maris

4. Trim the side SAs to 1/4 inch, and turn and press well. Notice the top edge of the under cuff is slightly taller than the outer cuff. By design, peeps!!

Grainline Archer Sew-Along by Sew Maris

5. Pleat the sleeves, and pin or baste to hold.

Grainline Archer Sew-Along by Sew Maris

6. Next, draw a line using the fabric marker of your choice 1/2 inch from the bottom edge of the sleeve.

Grainline Archer Sew-Along by Sew Maris

7. With the right side of the shirt sleeve facing up, and the outer side of the cuff facing up, slip the sleeve inside the cuff. Be sure to align the upper edge fold of the upper cuff right on the marked line. Pin or glue-baste in place.

8. Topstitch completely around the outer cuff. Notice that since the under cuff is slightly taller than the outer cuff, your topstitching is guaranteed to catch the under cuff. Sweet, huh?

Grainline Archer Sew-Along by Sew Maris

Here’s a view of the outer cuff.

Grainline Archer Sew-Along by Sew Maris

And here is the inside view of the sleeve/cuff. Didn’t miss even a little bit of the top edge of the under cuff! 🙂

Happy sewing!

Maris

 

 

 

4 Responses to Grainline Archer Sew-Along: Cuffs

  1. Very cool – always done it In 2 steps before. You’ve got a brain full of marvellous tricks Maris. Thankyou 🙂

  2. Tanya says:

    Quick, easy and most of all straightforward!! That’s how like my projects to be and you make the process of sewing the Grainline Archer shirt an absolute breeze, thanks to your wonderful, crystal clear tutorials!!!

    • SewMaris says:

      Wow, thanks so much Tanya for your kind words! I love helping other people improve their sewing skills,and sew-alongs are such a fun way to connect with more people. Glad you are enjoying the Archer sew-along!!

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