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Jarrah Sewalong // How to sew the sleeves with cuffs (views A+C)

How to sew the sleeves with cuffs on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Next up on our Jarrah sweaters – the sleeves. Today we’re going to cover the cuffed sleeve option for views A + C (stay tuned for the split sleeve tutorial for the other views later on). This is another quick and easy step, so if you’re doing one of these views,  you should be able to zoom through it no problem.

Ready?!

How to sew the sleeves with cuffs on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Turn your sweater inside out so that right sides are together.

How to sew the sleeves with cuffs on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Line up the side seam and sleeve edges, matching up the seams. Pin in place.

How to sew the sleeves with cuffs on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Sew in place 1/4″ from the raw edge using a zig zag stitch or serger.

Repeat for the other side.

How to sew the sleeves with cuffs on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Set your sweater aside and let’s get the cuffs ready.

Fold your cuff in half with right sides together, lining up the shorter ends.

How to sew the sleeves with cuffs on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Sew 1/4″ from the raw edge using a zig zag stitch or serger.

Press the seam open or to the side.

How to sew the sleeves with cuffs on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns How to sew the sleeves with cuffs on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Now fold your cuff in half lengthwise, with wrong sides together. So that the right side of the fabric is on the outside. Match up the seam and line up the raw edges. Press.

How to sew the sleeves with cuffs on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Now bring your sweater back in front of you, still inside out.

How to sew the sleeves with cuffs on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns How to sew the sleeves with cuffs on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns Place your cuff inside the sleeve. Line up the raw edges (3 layers of fabric – one layer of the sleeve and two of the cuff), and match up the seam on the cuff with the seam on the sleeve. Pin all around.

How to sew the sleeves with cuffs on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen Patterns How to sew the sleeves with cuffs on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen PatternsSew in place 1/4″ from the raw edge. You should be sewing on the side of the tube/cuff.

And you can, again, do this with either a zig zag stitch or serger. I like to stitch with a zig zag and then finish the edge with a serger. It’s an extra step, but it’s what I like.

How to sew the sleeves with cuffs on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen PatternsTurn your sweater right side out and press your cuff well. Press the cuff down, with the seam allowance up towards the sleeve.

How to sew the neckband on the Jarrah sweater by Megan Nielsen PatternsAn optional step: you can topstitch along the seam using a zig zag stitch or double needle, just like along the neckband. Make sure you topstitch on the sleeve fabric, not the cuff. This will help the seam lay flat.

Also a note – the pattern recommends using a ribbing fabric for the neckband, cuffs, and hem band of view A. It’s recommended, but not necessary! You can also just use the same fabric as the body of your sweater, or a different (stable) jersey knit.

The photo above shows you two options. For the pink sweater I used ribbing, and for the grey sweater I used the self fabric.

***another note – I messed up and sewed my neckband on my samples with the neckband seam at center back. Your neckband seam should be at the left shoulder seam like mentioned in the neckband post. Sorry if that has confused anyone!

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Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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Jarrah Sewalong // How to sew the sleeves with cuffs (views A C)