Archer Sew Along | Day 13 | Cuffs and Hem

Archer Sew Along | Day 13 | Cuffs and Hem

Alright, cuff time. First you’re going to want to fold and stitch your pleats in place. The direction of the pleats is marked on the pattern but if you don’t have it handy, you’re going to want to press the pleats to the back of the sleeve.

Archer Sew Along | Day 13 | Cuffs and Hem

Stitch the interfaced edge of the cuff to the bottom of the sleeve. You’ll have a half inch overhang on each side of the cuff.

Archer Sew Along | Day 13 | Cuffs and Hem

Press the cuff away from the sleeve and fold the un-interfaced side of the sleeve up to meet the upper cuff edge. Fold the top edge of the cuff’s seam allowance over and pin in place.

Archer Sew Along | Day 13 | Cuffs and Hem

Stitch along the sides of the cuffs, grade your seam allowances and trim your corners.

Archer Sew Along | Day 13 | Cuffs and Hem

Flip your cuff right side out and fold the inside cuff seam allowance under. Either slip stitch this in place or topstitch it down from the right side of the cuff in the next step.

Archer Sew Along | Day 13 | Cuffs and Hem

Topstitch around your cuff and that’s that! Now for the hem.

Archer Sew Along | Day 13 | Cuffs and Hem

Archer Sew Along | Day 13 | Cuffs and Hem

The hem is super easy, you’re just going to be turning up two 1/4″ folds. I like to trim a wedge off the front plackets to reduce bulk and eliminate the possibility of the edge sticking out.

Archer Sew Along | Day 13 | Cuffs and Hem

Stitch the hem in place and that’s that! Only the buttonholes left tomorrow. See you then!

3 replies on “Archer Sew Along | Day 13 | Cuffs and Hem

  • kathi giumentaro

    I can’t say enough about the Archer pattern. I was skeptical to spend the money. I’ve shelled out a lot of money on independant patterns only to be let down. After reading good reviews about it I gave it a shot. You can only imagine my joy when this shirt fit me without any alterations. This has never happened to me before. I have made 4 shirts since getting the pattern 2 weeks agao. 2 with the ruffle and 2 without. I LOVE THIS SHIRT. Thanks so much for a great pattern.

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  • nothy

    I am thrilled with this pattern too. The design is so nice! I have fallen behind a bit on the sew-along but I should catch up soon. This is a pattern I will use over and over again! Bravo!

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  • Kathleen

    I love this shirt and have thoroughly enjoyed the sewalong, albeit late to the party. I’ve sewn many many shirts over the past 40 years, but the streamlined techniques and up to date, yet classic, fit make this shirt stand out. The ruffle is a fun style option, and even looks good on this 50 something…. I can’t wait to try more variations and more fabrics….

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