Today we have another real-life example we tried out from Stitching for Style.
I love the way this looks, adding a bit of texture to a solid fabric. I think the thread could even be mixed up, maybe use a thicker thread such as silk and even in a different color if you like.
I can imagine this on the bodice of our Peony dress. I think that would look so pretty! What do you think?
- fabric pencil or chalk
- hand sewing needle
1. Each tuck is 1″ wide. You will need to adjust your pattern piece to reflect this before you cut the fabric for this project. For example, if you have 7 tucks then your pattern will need 7 extra inches. To do this, go ahead and add each inch where you will create the tuck on the garment. The photo above is an example of one way to do this adjustment.
2. On the wrong side of the fabric, begin marking with a ruler and fabric pencil. Draw the outline of each tuck 1″ wide.
3. Draw lines 1/4″ apart in each area for tucking.
4. Mark an interval of your desired measurement between tucks. For this project, I marked every 1 1/2″.
5. Knot the end of the thread. Pull the needle and thread through the first marked line. Then through each line, keeping it horizontal.
6. Sew over the tucks two or three times. Knot the thread in the back to secure it. Repeat these steps for each tuck.
This is what it will look like on the right side.
This is how the back will look. I think you could easily switch the way you do the stitches to create this look in the front if you prefer it.