Sewing 101: Tucks

It has been over a month since I last tackled Raechel Myers’s Sewing 101 course…but it felt good to dust off the ole new machine and get back into the trenches today.

I never knew what the term “tuck” meant in the sewing world…until now.  And I’m proud to say that I have conquered three different types!  Spaced tucks, blind tucks, and pin tucks:

Sewing 101: Tucks via The Thinking Closet

Still workin’ on those straight lines!

Sewing 101: Tucks via The Thinking Closet

Aren’t they so cute?

Apparently, tucks are well above Sewing 101 level, but once they’re mastered, they open up a whole new world of wonderful projects to tackle.

Here’s a round-up of 10 fun tuck projects…and all link to either a free pattern or tutorial.  Which one’s your fave?

Pintuck Clutch via Burda Style

Pintuck Clutch.  Free pdf pattern.

Pintuck Pillows with free pattern by The Long Thread

Pintuck Pillows.  Free pattern.

Sheer Pintuck Top via Cotton & Curls

Sheer Pintuck Top Tutorial.

How to Restyle a T-Shirt With Pin Tucks via craft stylish

How to Restyle a T-Shirt With Pin Tucks.

Secretary Skirt Tutorial via Running With Scissors

Secretary Skirt Tutorial.

Polka Dot Pintuck Skirt Tutorial via Cotton & Curls

Polka Dot Pintuck Skirt Tutorial.

Tucked Dishtowels Tutorial via Miss Abigails Hope Chest

Tucked Dishtowels Tutorial.

Fabric Wall Hangings via Make it & Love it

Fabric Wall Hangings Tutorial.

Anthro-Inspired Pintuck Pillow via Cherished Bliss

Anthro-Inspired Pintuck Pillow Tutorial.

Pintuck Wave Pillow via Show Tell Share

Pintuck Wave Pillow.  Target Hack.

Can’t wait to try some of these in the future!

This is Lauren, signing off.

Lovely comments so far...

  1. Marmie says

    Tuck away, girl! I never thought about how important it was to learn how to tuck! I think I’ve used tucks in the past on some projects but kind of just did it when it came up in the pattern (and not very well). You are wise to master one skill at at time.

    My favorites are the Pintuck Wave Pillow and restyled tuck t-shirt!!

    Good luck as you tuck!!

    • says

      Thanks, Mom! I’m looking forward to taking all of these different skills I’m working on and putting them into action with real projects soon.

      Yes, the wave pillow would look great in the tenthouse, and the restyled tuck t-shirt is super cute! I have so many old tees in need of a makeover!


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