Added Oct 4, 2007
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This is one technique for sewing pin tucks that run the full length of the fabric. [There are others that use only 1 thread (for pin tucks that end in the middle of the fabric) and other techniques using twin needles.] If you want to quickly add pin tucks to a piece of a garment, sew them into your fabric before laying the pattern on it. This is a very nice and easy detail for pieces like yokes and insets, since you can do it on small pieces of fabric.
Mark your pleats on the fabric. For this first set, I want larger pleats with a final size of 1/4" (6 mm), so mark the pleat lines 2 times that intake- 1/2" (12 mm). Mark with hand basting stitches or a tailor's chalk, and use a ruler to make sure they are straight.
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