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100 Acts of Sewing July – Adding cuffs to Shirt No 1

100 Acts of Sewing July – Adding cuffs to Shirt No 1

I am going to share my method of adding a cuff to your Shirt No 1.  These are double sided cuffs so can be turned back if you like for a different look and a shorter sleeve.

Why would you want to add a cuff you may ask?  Well here are a few reasons:

  • To add a contrast design feature
  • To add length if fabric isn’t wide enough to fit the pattern.
  • To add a bit of substance to fine fabrics – the cuff can make your sleeves hang better
  • To add some adaptability to your Shirt No 1 – wear the cuffs down or up!

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Louise Lockhart of The Printed Peanut

It’s nearly time for the Beyond Measure Open Weekend.  I am busy clearing the space and making room as I am sharing the studio with artist and illustrator Louise Lockhart, the Printed Peanut. It’s been almost a year now since I introduced the SEW panels, designed by Louise, to my shop.  I loved Louise’s work the first time I saw it at Hebden Bridge Open Studios.  After meeting up and discussing some ideas, we decided to develop a sewing based design printed on fabric that could be framed up straight away or embroidered, stitched, stuffed and hacked.   Since then the original red and black panel has been sent all over the world!

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