Archer Sew Along | Day 13 | Cuffs and Hem

Archer Sew-Along: Buttons and Hems

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: Buttons and Hems

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: Buttons and Hems

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: Buttons and Hems

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

Archer Sew-Along: Buttons and Hems

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: Buttons and Hems

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

Archer Sew-Along: Buttons and Hems

Archer Sew-Along: Buttons and Hems

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: Buttons and Hems

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