Today I wanted to show off a quick and easy sewing technique that can be used on any pair of shorts or pants. A DIY for how to add a bottom cuff onto any sewing pattern, without having any exposed seams!
I happen to love this sewing technique for not only women’s clothes, but children’s clothes as well. It is such an easy way to extend the life on any pair of pants. Allowing them to fit a younger age by adding the cuff, and then being able to undo the stitches and unroll as they grow.
The fabric used in these shorts is actually a home decorator fabric, HGTV Checkered Past Berry fabric found at Jo-Anns. I find that some of the softer home decorator fabrics can have a lot of the same basic sturdiness as twill and other jean materials usually used in bottoms. I love to browse that section for great finds!
Let me show how to make these cuffs without having any exposed side seams.
For materials you will need:
- Shorts or Pants Sewing Pattern
- Fabric as indicated on Sewing Pattern, adding approximately 5″ to the length
- Basic Sewing essentials
To alter the pattern pieces so that you can have natural looking cuffs, simply…
And you are done! Easy pant cuffs that look great, and add that little bit of extra style to give your handmade garments a more finished look.
A special thanks Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores for supplying such fun fabric to play with for our Girl’s Night Out Event! I am in love with their entire new HGTV Collection – the bold, bright and beautiful colors and designs are just perfect for so many designs!
Be sure to check out Disney’s reversible ottoman cover, it is fantastic!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…Happy Sewing!