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Sewing: Week Forty Two: Jersey Knit Boot Cuffs

Jersey Knit Boot Cuffs: 3ten.ca

Jersey knit boot cuffs will add just a bit of pizzaz to any fall outfit. Dress up boots or break up your simple, yet stylish, black leggings. These little cuffs took me about 10 minutes to sew. Grab some plain jersey knit or even a pattern and let’s get started.

What You Need

  • 1/2 a yard of fabric
  • serger
  • matching thread
  • rotary cutter
  • cutting mat
  • ruler
  • pins
  • hand needle

First, gather your fabric.

Jersey Knit Boot Cuffs: 3ten.ca

Cut to measure your calf. Take your calf measurement and minus 1 inch – you’ll want them to fit a little snug. Mine measure 14 x 8. Make them 8 inches long (you’ll want the wide measurement to have the most stretch).

Jersey Knit Boot Cuffs: 3ten.ca

Lay them out and ensure all the edges are square.

Jersey Knit Boot Cuffs: 3ten.ca

Fold in half like a hot dog, right sides together.

Jersey Knit Boot Cuffs: 3ten.ca

Serge.

Jersey Knit Boot Cuffs: 3ten.ca

With right sides together, match up the seams and be careful not to twist the cuff. Serge leaving a small opening (you can’t serge it all, otherwise you’ll cut off the body of the boot cuff).

Jersey Knit Boot Cuffs: 3ten.ca

Pin the opening together and then slip stitch it closed with a hand needle and tread. This is the part that takes the longest.

Jersey Knit Boot Cuffs: 3ten.ca

Done! Time to wear away.

Jersey Knit Boot Cuffs: 3ten.ca

Don’t they add just a bit of fun to the outfit? I think so.

Jersey Knit Boot Cuffs: 3ten.ca

Here I’m wearing them with the blanket cape I made last week. You should check out that post, too, if you haven’t already.

Jersey Knit Boot Cuffs: 3ten.ca

Jersey Knit Boot Cuffs: 3ten.ca

Overall, these boot cuffs are easy to make and add dimension to any outfit. For me, they’re better than the knitted ones simply because they’re light and don’t really add any warmth (or stretch out my boots by being bulky).

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend. Sew up and get ready for fall – or rather enjoy fall while it’s here and get ready for winter! Bye.

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