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. 😉
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 theÂ 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.
3. Stitch both sides of the cuff, back-stitching at the beginning and end of each line of stitching.
4. Trim the side SAs to 1/4 inch, and turn and press well. Notice the top edge of the under cuff is slightly tallerÂ than the outerÂ cuff. By design, peeps!!
5. Pleat the sleeves, and pin or baste to hold.
6. Next, draw a line using the fabric marker of your choice 1/2 inch from the bottom edge of the sleeve.
7. With the right side of the shirt sleeve facing up, and the outerÂ side of the cuff facing up, slip the sleeve inside the cuff. Be sure toÂ alignÂ the upper edge fold of the upper cuff right on the marked line. Pin or glue-baste in place.
8. Topstitch completely around the outerÂ cuff.Â Notice that since the under cuff is slightly taller than the outerÂ cuff, your topstitching is guaranteed toÂ catch the under cuff. Sweet, huh?
Here’s a view of the outer cuff.
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! 🙂