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From: Nina Christen
Date: 12-04-2006, 01:45 PM (1 of 9)
I am looking for replacement windbreaker cuffs. Does anyone know if you can buy them already made? My
son-in-law has a college windbreaker that needs new knitted cuffs and would like me to replace the old ones.
If they are not available already made what fabric would you suggest using to make some? I cannot come up with anything in a web search. Thanks,
Nina :nc:
User: Nina Christen
Member since: 05-02-2003
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From: PaulineG
Date: 12-05-2006, 08:30 AM (2 of 9)
They are made out of ribbing which you should be able to get in Hancocks or Joanns (anybody from the US care to field this bit).

Below is a link to a video that was sent to me which is about necklines but the instructions work for cuffs if you change the measurements to suit. Also instead of sewing it flat as she has the neckline I would use the freearm of the machine and thread the sleeve onto it.

Good luck.
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 12-05-2006, 06:59 PM (3 of 9)
you will need ribbing for the new cuffs.. Hancocks has it in a tubular roll that is about 27 inches wide, if memory serves.. I believe is was 10 cents an inch last time I purchased any..That has been a while because I found a lot of colors at a warehouse sale here about 2 years ago, so I haven't purchased any lately at Hancocks..
But , anyway.. measure the very tip end of the cuffs, not where it attaches to the sleeve.. You will need that plus SA and double the length plus SA .. You will need 2 (one for each sleeve).. Now, put cut sides together forming a tall circle .. Now fold the tall part down matching cut edges.. You will have what looks like a cuff somewhat, but no stitches yet.. Now on the folded side with the cut edges you need to stitch.. yes, through all 4 thicknesses.. Now, reach under 1 thickness and turn to right side.. You have made a cuff ready to attach to the sleeve.. Use the free arm feature of your machine to attach each cuff to the jacket.. Easy , after the first one, you will see how easy..
Sew With Love
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From: Carol in ME
Date: 12-05-2006, 07:29 PM (4 of 9)
This may sound dumb, but,
Can you use the cuff portion of a pair of socks?

It seems as if it would be about the right diameter. Instead of cotton or cotton/poly blend, you could get wool/lycra, or cotton/lycra, though I suspect the wool would wear longer.
User: Carol in ME
Member since: 01-27-2003
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From: Nina Christen
Date: 12-06-2006, 10:53 AM (5 of 9)
ThNK YOU! Ladies for your suggestions. I thought of using ribbing, which I have, but the original cuffs are made of much sturdier ribbing. I will check at the fabric stores nearby and see what is available. I can always use the ribbing if nothing else is available.
Nina :bolt: here I go!!
User: Nina Christen
Member since: 05-02-2003
Total posts: 36
From: VenusElaine
Date: 12-10-2006, 11:30 AM (6 of 9)
Most tailor supply catalogs (Banasch's, Atlanta Thread, Solo) carry replacement cuffs in several colors. Some even carry replacement bottom bands such as those on bomber jackets. They all are online, will send print catalogs, and sell to the public.
Good Luck!

"Always put as much effort into your marriage as you do into your wedding."
User: VenusElaine
Member since: 10-22-2005
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From: Longblades
Date: 02-19-2007, 05:22 PM (7 of 9)
Yes to the sock cuffs but I think you might find sweater ribbing to have not lost as much of it's give. My mum used to always put old sweater cuffs in our coats, if they didn't come with. Or she just knit her own.
User: Longblades
Member since: 07-14-2005
Total posts: 182
From: dmoses
Date: 02-19-2007, 06:45 PM (8 of 9)
If you do a search on for 'knit cuffs', I think you will find what you are looking for.
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: Nina Christen
Date: 02-23-2007, 02:25 PM (9 of 9)
I found a source for the outerwear cuff I was looking for.
The cuff is made from an elasticised outerwear knit fabric. The source is:
I ordered some, received it but haven't replaced the old cuffs yet.
User: Nina Christen
Member since: 05-02-2003
Total posts: 36
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