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Virginia Sewalong: Cuffs

Virginia Title Card Cuffs

There are two options for finishing off the longer legging versions of Virginia – either regular hemming, or adding cuffs. Today, we will go over the cuffs! Ready?

how to sew the cuffs on the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Fold the cuff in half length ways, with right sides together.

how to sew the cuffs on the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Sew 1/4″ from the raw edge along the short edge using either a zig zag stitch on a regular sewing machine or a serger/overlocker.

how to sew the cuffs on the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Press the seam open.

how to sew the cuffs on the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns
how to sew the cuffs on the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Fold the cuff in half so that the right sides are facing outwards, the wrong sides are together, and the seam is enclosed. The two raw edges should now be lined up.

how to sew the cuffs on the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Place your leggings in front of you with the wrong side of the fabric facing out.

how to sew the cuffs on the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns
how to sew the cuffs on the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Place the cuff inside the leg, so that the raw edges of the leggings hem line up with the raw edges of the cuff, and so that the right sides are together.

how to sew the cuffs on the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Make sure that the side seams are lined up, and pin in place.

how to sew the cuffs on the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Attach the cuff to the hemline by sewing 1/4″ from the raw edge all the way around. This is done by sewing from the inside of the tube, ie. the presser foot will be inside the leggings.

how to sew the cuffs on the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns
how to sew the cuffs on the Virginia leggings sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Turn the leggings the right way around, and press the seam allowance up.

Optional (I didn’t do this): topstitch next to the seam on top of the seam allowance (on the legging not the cuff) using a zig zag stitch or twin needle.


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About Author

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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