Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pintuck Foot and Twin Needles Size

Which size twin needle should I use?

I have had several questions lately of which size twin needle to use for the various pintuck feet. Very good question as the width of each pin tuck foot varies, and the width between the twin needles must vary and fit appropriately. Add a more prominent raised effect placing cording under the groove.

The pin tuck foot is wonderful for adding a decorative effect to any of your sewing projects. Each foot has tiny grooves underneath which form the tucks as you sew. Whether you make one row of tucks, or many together this foot makes quick work.


Which needle size for Pin tuck size
The higher the number of grooves, the smaller the tuck space

3-groove, medium weight fabrics, stitch length 2.5
Twin needle size 2.0 or 2.5

5- groove, light to medium weight fabrics, stitch length 2.5
Twin needle size 2.0 or 2.5

7-groove, light weight fabrics, stitch length 2.0
Twin needle size 1.6 or 2.0

9-groove, very lightweight fabrics, stitch length 1.5 to 2.0
Twin needle size 1.6

Have fun and Happy Stitchery!
Charlene

2 comments:

Marisa said...

Thank you for this, I finally gave it a try today, your needle recommendations were vey helpful, thanks so much!

Charlene said...

So glad they helped!

Charlene