Make thumbhole sleeves and help keep your hands warm with thumbhole cuffs
Hey y’all, this month is going to be about hacks to my popular hoodie pattern. Today I’m going to show you how to sew thumbhole cuffs on a shirt. This can be done with any top sewn in stretch fabric that you can add cuffs to. So in addition to the sweatshirt as shown above, I also sewed myself an Abrazo T-shirt with these cuffs in athletic knit as shown below.
While I had it on with jeans for these photos, I actually really like it for running so I mostly wear that top with running shorts or leggings.
Sleeves with thumbholes look simple, but actually take a few steps if you want to avoid visible topstitching, and this is one of the cases where I am glad we live in an era of video tutorials, because it’s much easier to show how to sew these in a video than in photos. So check out the video below or on YouTube here.
When you’re finished, enjoy your warm hands and the coziness of thumbhole cuffs in your shirt! I admit, I was not previously a thumbhole fan, but I may have changed my mind after sewing the samples for this tutorial. I am especially surprised by how often I chose the running shirt with thumbholes.