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How should you work with a cuff (rib) fabric?

Rib fabrics are mostly made of cotton or spandex and are especially suitable for trousers, sweatshirts, jumpers and other garments that need an elastic waistband. 

When working with cuffed fabrics, you should keep the following in mind:

Pre-wash the fabric before cutting to avoid shrinkage.

Use a stretch seam to sew the elastic together so that it does not stretch when worn.

Use an elastic thread or a special sewing machine suitable for stretch fabrics to reinforce the seams and get the stretch effect.

Use an overlock machine to serge the edges of the cuff and prevent them from fraying.

Use a stretch needle to work the fabric as these needles are specifically designed for use with stretch fabrics.

It is important to note that there are different types of cuff fabrics and different applications.

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