I pulled one of my older hoodie's out of the wash recently and found that the cuffs at the wrists were torn to shreds! I mean, it was an old hoodie, but wow. Anyway, not being one to just toss something out I decided to replace the cuffs, and being someone who loves to share i decided to take photos along the way so you can do it to. I'm going to post a shortened version of my tutorial here, because I put a ton of photos in it and it's huge, but I think it'll cover the basics. If you feel so inclined you can view the full tutorial on my blog http://www.laupre.com/blog/?p=187
Okay, so here are the cuff in their sad, tattered original condition:
To replace the worn cuffs I cut two rectangles of a stretch knit (ribbing works even nicer, but I liked this striped knit for this project) to 9"x12". It's important to note that the 9" side should be in the direction the fabric has the most stretch and will wrap around your wrist (width) , and the other side will be 2x the length you want the cuffs to be (plus seam allowance if you want to be really picky about it) I wanted 6" cuffs, so I cut that length at 12"
First sew along the length (not across the width) with one rectangle folded in half, right sides together.
Now start to turn the cuff right side out, but leave it half way, with the raw edges meeting on one end of the tube, and a fold on the other end.
Cut off the original cuff and slide the new cuff onto the sleeve (right side out) fold end first so that the cut end of your sleeve matches up with the two raw edges of the new cuff. The cuff should be smaller than the sleeve and you should have to stretch it as you sew to match it up to your sleeve.
Sew around the edge, catching all three layers together, turn it out, and topstitch the seam if you want.
Do the same thing with the other rectangle and the other sleeve and you're done!
Thanks for reading!