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  • How to Sew Decorative Tucks

    This 1940s dress is the perfect choice for afternoon teas, bridal showers, or charity events. The deep red rayon crepe frock stands out with a stunning array of carved tucks…

  • Add Subtle Shaping to Straight Garments

    Contoured seams, darts, or tucks can add subtle shaping to home-sewn or ready-to-wear garments. Alterations expert Pamela Howard shows you how to apply these three fitting solutions.

  • How to Sew Textured Tucks

    From our profile on Vilma Mare: "Fashion is a powerful means of self-expression. For Vilma Mare, originally from Lithuania, her designs are an extension of her culture and her identity.…

  • A Trick for Tuck-Marking

    Marking tucks calls for extreme accuracy: The foldlines must be parallel, on-grain, and perfectly straight—and, often, close together. Many fabrics that lend themselves to tuck details are delicate, sheer, and…

  • Two Cuff Design Ideas | Video

    Try these creative methods for shortening or narrowing a sleeve.

  • Pattern Review: Paprika Patterns Jade Skirt

    For the fashion fabric, choose midweight knits with good stretch and recovery, such as ponte, double knits, and interlock knits.

  • Make a Flirty Pin-Tucked Skirt on a Serger

    A serger sews pin tucks swiftly and accurately. Take a look at how to make a skirt with pretty serged tucks.

  • How to Sew Pin Tucks

    These easy instructions from "Tucks Made Simple," Threads #171, explain how to sew tiny pin tucks and then how to create intersecting pin tucks. Follow the steps and you'll create…

  • Video: How to Sew and Press Tucks

    Watch this video and learn how to fold, sew, and press tucks.

  • Video: How to Create Curved Tucks

    Watch as Threads contributing editor Kenneth D. King walks you through a lesson on creating elegant curved tucks.