Welcome to a new sewing class, in today’s class, I am going to teach you how to sew different decorative elements using folds and tucks.
These decorative elements can be found on clothing but can also be found on other elements such as cushions.
Today’s class begins by quickly talking about the elements that we are going to learn today.
Just below the video of today’s class, you can find a pattern to download and print to sew the same sample that I made.
Remember to pre-shrink the fabric before cutting it, otherwise, it may shrink when you iron it and not fit well.
Once we have everything prepared, we are going to start making the first decorative element, which is the Pin Tucks.
Pin Tucks are small folds that we can find on shirts and trousers where the fold is sewn to the edge of the pleat.
Then we will go on to make a cross-stitched tuck, where we will find larger folds with a stitch on top that creates this design.
Next, we will go on to make honeycomb tucks, this element consists of folds with hand stitches that create this grid effect.
To finish we will make some cat’s eye folds that create a very attractive half-moon effect. This design is very common to find with 2 contrasting fabrics.
Unlike most of my classes, this class is taught real size to make it easier to sew together.
For today’s class, I have decided to use standard measurements for all of these elements but you can change them to create different designs.
Remember that if you have any questions about today’s class, you can always send me an email through your student account, in the support section.
Send your exercises
You already know that the best way to learn is by practicing, so for today’s class I am going to ask you to make the same sample that I made.
Please use the pattern you will find just below the video of today’s class.
The pattern is real size, just like the measurements that I have told you out loud.
Please try to make the photos clear so I can send you better feedback.