How to sew pintucks using a twin needle | Super easy technique


Hey everyone, here is how I make pintucks
using a twin needle. For this example, I’m showing how I apply
them to the front of a bodice dress. If the pintuck is going from one seam to another
seam, then I like to cut an oversized piece of fabric as I’m showing here. You can see that is it larger than the pattern
piece. So after giving my fabric an ironing, then
I fold the piece in half so I know where center is. I’m going to start my series of pintucks in
the center of the bodice front and work my way out. If your situation is different, of course,
adjust accordingly. Marking with a water-soluble marker is another
way to go. Anywho, once you know where your pintucks
are going to go, then you can thread your machine for pintucks with a twin needle. There are a few variations of the twin needle. The first number, in my case 2.0, refers to
how much space in millimeters that’s between the needles. So this needle has 2 millimeters between the
needles. The second number, in my case 80, means the
diameter of the needle’s blade is .80 millimeters. So begin to thread your machine like normal. When you get to the tension release plate,
pick one side and remember it. I’m picking to put my thread to the right
side of the plate. It doesn’t matter which side you pick, just
pick one. Oooh that little girl, yes I’m making this
video with the help of Audrey and my husband’s fine camera work. #familyyoutubesewingvideos
Anywho… then get your next spool of thread and begin to thread that as directed by your
sewing machine manual. Every machine is unique, but when you get
to the tension release plate, go to the other side – in my case, I’m going to the left side
now since I put my first thread on the right side. You want one thread on each side of that plate. If you put both threads on the same side,
your tension release plate won’t be able to do a good job and your pintucks will suffer…
greatly. So you’ll continue to thread both spools like
normal. They will be together everywhere except that
tension release plate, and of course, they will each have their own eye of the needle. Now it doesn’t matter which thread you put
through which eye…. or another phrasing of what I’m trying to say is just because
your first thread might be to the right of the tension release plate, that doesn’t mean
that it has to go through the right eye of the twin needle. I hope that makes sense. Once you are threaded, then you are good to
go. It’s as simple as sewing and the tension of
the bobbin going into a zigzag underneath your work sorta forces the fabric up into
a neat little pintuck. You can continue into whatever design you’d
like – these don’t have to be straight after all. So in my case, once I have all my pintucks
that I’d like, then I’m going to pin my bodice front piece and cut around my pattern piece. If you have any questions, please leave them
in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them. As always, I appreciate y’all for watching
and I hope to catch y’all next time.