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« on: August 02, 2011 06:02:02 AM »

I'm converting an old long duster sweater into a shorter hoodie.

I've bought some nice ribbing and I want to add cuffs and a waistband.

but I'm not using a pattern and that's when I get nervous!

what size waistband should I be cutting. the ribbing has a stretch ratio of 2:1

The sweater isn't tight but it does fit close to the body.


what's the rule for waistband ribbing?

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011 02:18:53 PM »

This is my video tutorial for sewing ribbing to a collar of a t-shirt without measuring/a pattern.  The same technique can be used for a waistband: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGj0eD0mTUQ&feature=channel_video_title

For cuffs, I would cut the ribbing almost the same width as the sleeves. So if the sleeve width measures 10", cut the ribbing 9" or 9.5" wide.
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