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Corded Pintucks Tutorial

I had a request for a tutorial for corded pin tucks. Here it finally is!

  • Fabric
  • Water soluble marking pin
  • Ruler
  • Cord 
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Pin tuck foot

Mark your fabric where you want your pintucks to be.
 I made them 1/2" apart. You can make them as close or as far apart as you want them to be.
I also marked a vertical line where I want them to stop.

Here is the cord I used. It is made by Mettler. I believe it can be found at Joann's, Hancocks, Smock Shops, or Quilting shops.

Here is what a pin tuck foot looks like. They come in 5 or 7 grooves.

Lay a piece of cord on one of the lines you drew. I always like to start in the middle but you can start on the end. This is just the way I like to do it.

Fold the fabric so that the cord is "inside".  Put the fabric under the presser foot.  Make sure the cord goes into a grove on the pin tuck foot and the needle is close to the cord.

Sew. Here is how the back will look.

Here's how the front looks.

Repeat with the remaining lines.

Pin tucks add so a pretty detail to a dress.


Nielson Shmielson said...

Ooh! I can't wait to try this!

Jessica said...

That dress you made is STUNNING. I am always in awe of people who can sew. I have a machine I've never taken out of the box! Hopefully I'll get over my fear soon. :)

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

Love this! I've never done anything like this, but now I want to try it out!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Nancy - Great tutorial and the dress is gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn