When I showed you Annie’s winter jacket, I promised a tutorial on how to add faux fur cuffs to any jacket (or garment!) So that’s what I’ve got for you today. Be sure to check out my tips for working with faux fur here before you begin.
Measure your sleeve opening and add 1/2 inch. This will be the width of your cuff. Decided how tall you want your cuff to be, double it and add 1/2 inch.
Fold your faux fur piece in 1/2 across the width, and sew with 1/2 inch seam allowance. You will now have a circle of faux fur.
Fold your cuff in 1/2 with the WRONG sides together, matching up the raw edges.
If your jacket has a lining, you will want to separate it from the rest of the sleeve and slide it up the sleeve out of the way before this step. Slide the cuff over the sleeve, matching the raw edges. Pin really well, lining up the seams.
Above is the view of what you just did laid out flat.
Sew the cuff to the sleeve, catching both layers of cuff, the outer layer of the jacket and any batting. But remember, any lining will be pulled up out of the way right now. I found it easiest to sew this step with the needle INSIDE the sleeve.
If your jacket doesn’t have a lining, you need to finish these edges with a zigzag stitch or serger. And then you’re done!
If you have a lining, keep going…it’s about to get really pretty on the inside! Above is what your sleeve looks like right now.
If you have a lining, pull it back down over the raw edges of the cuff and sleeve. Fold over the raw edges of the lining toward the wrong side by 1/2 inch. Pin this in place over the raw edges of the cuff and sleeve.
Hand stitch the lining over the cuff. You will have a beautifully finished inside of your jacket, and an invisible, perfect finish on the outside.
Great job! Now you can add faux fur cuffs to any jacket!