Remake of a Men's Shirt: New Cuffs

November 1, 2022

Give your old shirt a new life with updated cuffs! 

What you need:


Measure the width and length of the original cuff and then remove the cuff from the shirt.


Open the embroidery file in mySewnet Embroidery program and choose a hoop that will fit your embroidery.


Combine the embroidery according to the original cuff´s measurements, to get the right size, use resize: Click on resize, the handles will turn blue. Right click on the embroidery file and choose properties. Unclick Proportional and adjust the size manually, then Export or send to machine

Stitch Out the Embroidery

Hoop fabric and stabilizer. Remember to make the fabric piece big enough to be able to fold it lengthwise to make the cuff double later. Stitch out the embroidery. Repeat to make the other cuff.

Sewing the Cuffs

Fold the fabric lengthwise close to the embroidery right sides together.

Cut ⅝” (1cm) from the embroidery on the other three sides. Fold the lengthwise seam allowances to the wrong side

Pin the short sides together and sew. 


Turn right sides out and press

Topstitch ⅝” (1cm) from the open edge and then close to the edges of the cuff

Sewing the cuff back on the shirt

Put the raw edge of the sleeve in the slit on the cuff, pin in place

Topstitch, catching  all layers  in the seam. Sew a buttonhole and sew button in place