Welcome to Part 3! Today we will take a look at the Pintuck Foot. This tiny little accessory enables you to sew rows of pintucks perfectly spaced and perfectly straight - every time!
Pintucks can be used as a decorative element adding dimension or interest to a design with added the texture. They can also be used to create structure or shaping to a garment if placed strategically, similar to pleats or darts.
I'll be demonstrating on a 9-groove pintuck on a Bernina 330 machine. This is the narrowest size suitable for lightweight fabrics such as batiste. It is used in combination with a 1.6 mm twin needle.
You can find the pintuck foot in several sizes: 3 groove, 5 groove, 7 groove, and 9 groove. With each foot, you will need to use the proper size twin needle Here's a link to a Twin Needle Variety Pack on Amazon. And Here's a link to Amazon's collection of Pintuck Presser Feet for a variety of sewing machine brands. You can check the presser foot package to be sure of the proper needle size. But in general:
Are you ready to dive in and see how this little foot is used? Let's go...
There are two videos posted below. In Pintuck Foot Basics, I show you the foot, the needle, and how they are installed on the machine. In Pintuck Foot Tutorials, I walk you through several demonstrations and uses for these tiny tucks.
Pintuck Foot Basics Video:
Pintuck Foot Tutorials VIdeo:
Patterns Used In The Video Demonstrations:
Week One task:
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