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Feeling Of Quiet Elegance? ... Then Be Creative And
Decorate A Home Sewing Project Into An
Eye Catching Piece of Work By Sewing
Tucks are mainly used as
decorations and stitched in a straight line. Tucks may
be stitched on the right or wrong side of the fabric. To
make really professional looking tucks, use a machine tucker
which marks the width of each tuck and the spacing between.
Accuracy is most important when sewing tucks.
10 Decorative Ways for Sewing
you will find the instructions for sewing
tucks (some tucks are
by folding the cloth and stitching the
distance from the fold. Use a gauge to get it
tiny tucks that may be done by hand with
tiny running stitches or by machine. They are very
on sheer fabrics.
are tucks done with very small running stitches, fine
needle and thread.
shallow tucks used for circular
lines. Mark the line carefully, take up only a few threads
cloth and overhand over the marking. If desired, use
trasting thread or two lines of stitches, one worked from
right, the second from the left, to get a cross-stitched
are tucks on flares. Crease the line and baste close to
fold. Press; baste proper distance from fold, and
Cluster or group tucks
are several tucks in a row. Watch spacing carefully and end
off with backtracking or securely tied knot. Very often
ended off in a slanting line.
and have a scalloped effect. Make
tuck, and measure the shells, using a pencil dot
Shells are often ¼ inch deep and ½ inch long, although
they may be finer or
wider. At each dot, make two tight overhand stitches, then
three or four running stitches and repeat
next dot. Or, pass needle under cloth between
tucks are pretty for
decorative effects. Make all horizontal tucks, press fiat and
carefully stitch vertical tucks.
Encase cord in tuck and run by hand, or
machine stitch with cording foot.
are a series of tucks
increasing or decreasing in size. Measure carefully and
baste first to be sure effect is right before
As clearly illustrated tucks are easy to make and are great for
decorating pillows and are also used in making Roman