Wrist Cuff tutorial
--front is the side with the texture ((idealy the side of the fabric with the design)), back is white
+Measure comfortably around your wrist and add about 2- 3 inches* ((this number can vary according to how much you want the fabric to bunch up after the elastic has been threaded))
+Decide how long you want the cuff and add about 2- 3 inches* ((this number can vary as well; the smaller the number, the higher the elastic will be towards the top of the cuff.))
+Take care of all the seams ((folding over twice and sewing... sealing them someway so that you have a clean seam how ever you chose))
You should now have something between a rectangle and a square like above ((depending on wrist measurement and whatever you chose to add)). Long cuff= rectangle; shorter cuff= nearly/basically a square
+Fold over what would be to top edge of the cuff and press
+Sew across the folded edge as show. PLEASE NOTE
: In the side view, there's like a slight pouch and stuff- I only did that to show where to sew. When you actually get to that, sew it flat.
The line just sewn is going to be the bottom of the pocket that will keep the elastic in place.
+Measure the width of the elastic you're planning on using. Add about 1/4- 1/2 inches to that and make a minor mark so you know the distance from the stitching done in 2b. Sew parallel to the stiching in 2b.
Now you should have a pocket that you can thread your elastic through. DON'T THREAD THE ELASTIC THROUGH YET
If you want to add lace, trim, etc., do so now. After adding all the embelishments desired, wrap the elastic around where it's going to be on your arm or wrist, and cut how much you need. Put a pin on one edge- and what I've found to work really well with threading elastic is getting regular needle and thread and stitching the free end ((the one without the pin))- leaving a lot of extra thread with the needle still attached. Guide the needle through the pocket ((be careful not to poke yourself!)) and once you have the needle and thread outside of the pocket, pull the elastic through. ((it doesn't matter if the elastic is all the way through the pocket. As long as you still have the needle free, you can pull it through at any time)) Don't cut off the needle and thread! The following step is easiest if you keep the fabric as flat as possible because once it's bunched up, it's a pain in the neck.
+Sew the blue and green lines together. To do this, take both edges and hold them together so that the "front" is facing itself. DO NOT SEW THE POCKET CONTAINING THE ELASTIC CLOSED!
((oh I've been stupid and done this... u.u;
Pull the elastic with the sewing needle all the way through the hole now- the fabric should get bunched up now. Using the same needle and thread is usually a conveniant; sew the two edges of elastic together after making sure they didn't get twisted inside the little pocket. Sew the little pocket closed and turn the cuff inside out.
((if this wasn't clear, let me know and I'll see what I can do to make this better))