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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:59 pm    Post subject: RFT shirt cuffs Reply with quote

Has anyone tried to modify a military shirt that has cuffs and an opening into a cuffless, more accurate shirt? If so, how do you sew up the opening above the cuff so that there is minimal appearance to it, but leave it wide enough to get a hand through?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way sgt.sundead and I did it was we tucked the cuff inside the shirt and used a sewing machine or serger machine to tighten up the detail on the cuffs...makes it come out all nice and clean.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick phone pic of how I did ours.



I just folded back about 1/2 inch for the hem line. Then used a tight side to side stitch to close up the gap. The trick is to take your shirt with you to the fabric store and get a really close match to the thread.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That works too. either way is just as easy and looks great Very Happy just make sure you either hand stitch or use a sewing machine.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the advice. I think I will have to do a thick hem like in your photo. My issue is the shirt is rather tight on me and I am hoping I can get my hand through when sewn up... Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for sharing...both of you..


removing the cuffs is really a nice touch that I do love to see (along with the pockets on the back...lol..)


Jawa Juice wrote:
The way sgt.sundead and I did it was we tucked the cuff inside the shirt and used a sewing machine or serger machine to tighten up the detail on the cuffs...makes it come out all nice and clean.


This is also a GREAT idea....



I have 2 RFT shirts...the Navy work shirt one...I had to basically do the same as was done with the "hole" left when removing the cuff and trim...
I seamed it from the backside though using the narrowest seam I could get away with..

the second shirt I have was made from a different kind of shirt..
the arms were so long (cuz I got really short arms)
..that I was able to remove the entire cuff and opening and make a regular hem on the sleeve...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Schph, I like the ideas too. With the shirt I have currently, I was able to take the cuffs off since the sleeves were long, but the opening above them still exists and hasn't been to fun. I just actually purchased 2 Navy shirts and will be making another shirt soon, but the sleeves will have to keep the cuffs.
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