Kids' clothing gets worn out or grown out of very quickly, and so I always try to avoid spending loads of time on it. I love the way my boy looks in a button down shirt, but the cuff and placket for the sleeve can get a little tedious. So, I've come up with a new method I've been using that allows me to complete the entire shirt in about 25 minutes.
|1. Cut out a long sleeve, adding 2" to the finished length. Slash a 4" vertical line about 2" from the outer edge. |
Snip a small V at the end of the slash.
|2. Prepare double fold strips. Cut 2 strips 1 1/4" wide and about 10" long. Press them into a double fold.|
|3. Stitch the double fold strip over the slash on the sleeve.|
|4. Press the faux placket into place and stitch a bar tack at the top. |
(Make sure you've got a right sleeve and a left sleeve).
|5. Stitch and serge the sleeve seams.|
|6. Stitch a 1 1/2" hem at the bottom of the sleeve. Top stitch around the the outer edge.|
|7. Stitch a button hole and attach a button.|
Simplified cuffs are DONE!