Welcome to the 4th day of the Lumberjack sew along. Today we finish the sleeves with either cuffs.
The simplest way to finish the sleeves is with a knit cuff. Make sure that the fabric you use has great recovery and stretch. My favorite bases for cuffs are cotton spandex, rib knit and french terry. It is very important that you follow the grain of the fabric when cutting the cuffs. Lastly, press! Press and press some more! You will love the finished cuffs much better if you press throughout.
I opted for the woven cuffs for my Lumberjack. I love the classic look. If you have not done the vertical slits marked on the pattern pieces, now is the time to add them. You will now bind the opening with the fabric piece that is cut on the bias. Remember, the lining is the interfaced piece.
Tip: Do not skip pressing the lining 1/2″ along the bottom. It will make a world of difference when you stitch the cuff on.
If you need any visual help, take a look over today’s video. I show you step by step how to add woven cuffs to your Lumberjack shirt. Once you finish the steps, post a photo of your progress in the comments of day 4 photo of this sew along album.
Lumberjack Sew along – day 1 | cut fabric
Lumberjack Sew along – day 2 | chest pocket, shoulder seams
Lumberjack Sew along – day 3 | sleeves, side seams
Lumberjack Sew along – day 4 | cuffs
Lumberjack Sew along – day 5 | hood/collar
Lumberjack Sew along – day 6 | hemming, closures
Lumberjack Sew along – day 7 | winners announcement