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Pin tucks are an easy detail to add to your dresses, skirts, blouses, pants,. . . anything! They are tiny folds that are sewn down, usually in groups of three or more in tops and dresses, or just one in pants and trousers. It can seem intricate, but its quite simple. And if you pleat your fabric before cutting out the pattern piece, you can save yourself a lot of pattern work.

Technique Materials

Pins, tailors chalk or basting needle and thread

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    Sep 19, 2011, 10.45 AMby silentgiver88

    thankx! I’ll try it!

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    Feb 19, 2010, 02.20 PMby fiddlyfingerwork

    I’ve just used your tutorial to make pintucks on a little handbag I’m making, just to add a little style to it, thank you :)

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    Jan 22, 2010, 07.09 PMby nojallakuutamo

    This is very easy, I used it long time ago on stuff like pockets – turns those boring stuff into smthng more eye-catching.

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    May 11, 2008, 05.06 PMby jellie

    This is very easy to follow! Thanks so much. I’ll put this detail to the front bodice of my dress. =)

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    Nov 28, 2007, 04.31 AMby neonila

    great tutorial! I was using silk fabric and found it much easier to run a bar of soap on the wrong side of the fabrick and press. This way the edges became verry straight and neat.

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    Oct 18, 2007, 03.22 PMby mirela

    I used this method after a top was sewn, in the center back because it was too large, so instead of darts I did pintucks to make it more fitted. Cool tutorial, 10x!

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    Oct 13, 2007, 06.00 AMby milsakate

    Nice easy how-to to follow. Pin tucks look great!

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