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Pattern hacking thumbhole cuffs to the Sloane Sweater
What could make the newly re-designed Sloane Sweater even better? The Sloane is already packed with options like a hood, pocket and elbow patches… what’s missing? The answer to that is thumbhole cuffs!
When I first started researching the best way to add thumbholes I found a lot of tutorials already out there. Most of them are a little fiddly. This method involves topstitching but is still an EASY and clean-cut process.
And, to make this tutorial even more of a breeze, I’m giving you a free pattern piece made especially for this hack. No need to get out the tape measure, the math is done for you. Click here to download the ladies Sloane Thumbhole Cuff pattern piece. And click here to download the Girls Sloane Thumbhole Cuff pattern piece. Note that for the girls version, you will need to select your desired size in the layers menu to see the correct pattern markings.
First things first
Cut two cuffs using the pattern piece linked above. Use pins or a fabric marker to transfer the markings.
Fold the cuff right sides together. Straight stitch along the markings at the top, bottom and middle. Be sure to backstitch at the beginning and ending of the line of stitching. The empty spaces will become the thumbholes.
Open up the seam allowances and press flat.
Fold the cuff over onto itself, with the wrong sides together. Adjust it so the thumbholes are aligned.
Use a couple of straight pins to secure the opening.
Finally, to add extra support at the stress points, work a bar-tack at each end of the thumbhole.
Now, sew your cuff to the sleeve hem, matching up the sleeve seam to the cuff seam.
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