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?
Fold the cuff in half length ways, with right sides together.
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.
Press the seam open.
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.
Place your leggings in front of you with the wrong side of the fabric facing out.
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.
Make sure that the side seams are lined up, and pin in place.
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.
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.
LOOKING FOR MORE VIRGINIA POSTS?
Here’s the full list of Virginia tutorials:
- Sewalong : Seams
- Sewalong : Narrow Waistband
- Sewalong : Wide Waistband
- Sewalong: Cuffs (this post!)
- Sewalong : Hem
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