Adding Spaced Tucks to a Garment

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Spaced tucks are folds of cloth sewn at regular intervals to add texture and interest to a garment. Sew them in groups and down the full length of the tuck, or leave them free at one end. Use vertically on a bodice or yoke, or horizontally around the bottom of a skirt.
Adapted from "How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns," by Lee Hollahan and published by Barron's Educational Series. Lead image from

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Step 1

Mark the position and size of the tucks onto the fabric’s surface.

Step 2

Fold the fabric along the lines with wrong sides together, and press with an iron.

Step 3

With a straight stitch, sew parallel to each of the folded edges to form the tucks.

Step 4

When all the tucks have been completed, press them all in the same direction.

Step 5

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