We tie the cuffs to the jacket

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Modern life teaches us to save and the farther, the more. And kids - these little flowers of life - regularly train our newly acquired skills and abilities. Sometimes consciously and purposefully, and sometimes - simply because they grow. 

Here is my idea of ​​solving the problem - short sleeves for a children's jacket - I will share in this MK. 
The idea is quite simple, and its result largely depends on the accuracy of execution and on the correct choice of materials. The simplest and practical option seemed to me knitted cuffs. Here we will create them in such a way that later nobody would guess that they were not there initially! 

Materials and tools: 
• First of all, this is yarn! I picked the most suitable color. It is quite difficult to pick up the tone, I chose a darker shade of the main color of the jacket. 
If not even approximately your color, it is better to choose something contrast. As an extreme option - black.
• By the yarn itself - I strongly recommend that you do not skimp and buy Merinos 100% from Italian-made Yarna 125 m / 50 g. A little less than 1 skein went from each cuff. Bottom line: you need 2 skeins of 50 g 
. I guarantee a good result when using this cuff for cuffs. She does not cough even with active wear and regular washing. Very well springy and keeps its shape. Absolutely not prickly. And therefore, perfect for our purposes. 
• Sewing threads of the main color of the jacket. 
• Sewing machine; Spokes number 2 / 2.5 / 3 (your choice); hook number 2. 

Preparation for work:
Without ripping anything up and not climbing inside, gently with a thick needle move the insulation away from the edge of the sleeve. We need an empty inner space 0.5 to 1.5 cm wide. The width directly depends on the density of the upper fabric. In our jacket there is a thin raincoat fabric, but I still left a spare opportunity for myself and created an “empty” strip along the edge 1 cm wide. 
Why is it needed? On it we will lay a seam with a machine, to which we will later tie a cuff. If the fabric is thin, and you are sure that the cuff you have associated will spring well and be able to beautifully pull off the main fabric, then the seam can be laid along the edge of the sleeve and at a distance of 0.5 cm. But, if you have doubts on this issue, then it is better leave a strip into which you can then thread a regular elastic band, which will help the yarn to tighten the width of the sleeve. 

Working process:
1. On an empty edge at a selected distance (in my case at a distance of 1 cm) we lay the machine line with the widest step, which is in your typewriter. If there is no typewriter - go to the studio. 
Attention! Lay the line thread in two additions: the top and bottom! The ends of the lines are well fastened. 

2. Take the yarn and crochet through each step of the stitch and stretch the loop in the direction from the edge of the sleeve to the top. Elongated loops type on the spokes. Who loves to mess with the circular - then on them, but it will be necessary to drag a lot, the diameter of the cuff is not large and it is not very convenient. I chose for myself stocking 5 needles number 2, distributing the loops approximately equally into 4 needles. The needle with loops should be located above the seam, and not under it. 
3. Next, knit elastic band 2 x 2 in a circle double the length of the finished cuff.

Evaluate the resulting elasticity of the bonded elastic and decide whether additional rubber tape is needed. If your knitted version does not cope with the main fabric of the jacket, then seam the seam in the side seam of the sleeve below the sewn line. Through the entrance with the help of a safety pin, we pull in the elastic store elastic and press down the hem of the sleeve to the desired beautiful width. 

4. If you knit on circular needles, then just gently twist the sleeve inside out. With circular knitting it will do. With five stockings this option will not work. Therefore, we translate all loops to an auxiliary smooth, NOT FLUFFY thread. Wrenched. 
5. Gently fasten the end of the thread at the beginning of our knitting, so that the first knitted loops of the cuff will not be pulled out when worn, especially since this will be the face of the cuff.
6. Fold the finished cuff in half. Next, with a two-fold ordinary sewing needle, we grab ALL the open loops of the main yarn to each stitch of our laid seam. 

Tip: if you had to stretch an additional elastic band into the seam waistcoat, then for ease of sewing, simply insert an object in diameter into the sleeve so that the sleeve and, respectively, the elastic band are in the stretched state during operation. 

A similar cuff can be made on the bottom of the jacket, if time is patient and there is a desire. In the case of a special creative impulse (or masochism, read as you wish) in the same way you can tie a hood. 
In this case, you get almost completely new and original jacket.

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