How to Sew Cuffs on Baby Pants
Making the Bias Trim
Here is how I sew cuffs on baby pants. I take a strip of contrasting fabric and fold in half and iron. Then open. Next I fold down the outer edge to the center folded line and iron. This creates your own handmade double fold bias tape basically!
The width of your baby pants cuffs really depends on the width of fabric you start with so keep that in mind.
Then you basically insert the bottom of the baby pant leg into the fold of the homemade bias tape and sew. This creates a nice finish on both sides of your pants, which means you can fold them up and cuff them when the baby is small and then put them down as baby gets taller. This way, you can get a LOT of wear out of your homemade baby pants! Which is especially great since babies usually grow just in length. The same pants can last for a VERY long time this way!
These blue pants were made using the free baby pants pattern on this site. I used cotton stretch jersey for the blue and the cuffs were made from vintage cotton curtain fabric!