PINTUCKS …- The Presser Foot That Makes The Magic Easier 

Few weeks ago we shared a post on our Instagram page (@dgvstyles) and Facebook (Dgvstyles) about this presser foot that does a little wonder. And makes the sewing task easier. We had lots of comments on the post and how to get it done, how it works, is it real? etc….  The simple answer was and still is – it works and it is available as long your sewing machine can accommodate it. Not all sewing machines can use it , -eg the local one we call – Black Head. Other double sewing machines can work with it.  

Pin tucks are those tiny fine pleats you often see on garments. Used for some styling details or to replace embroidery when carefully crafted. What makes it unique is the spacing and the placement. Which has a lot to do with how accurate you place the tucks when stitching. It always looks tasking to get it accurately done especially for those at beginners level of sewing. But it can be done with the help of this tiny weeny amazing tool. 

Before the PRESSER foot can key in and work well at both sides, the twin needle has to replace the single needle. The twin needle has a single needle head but 2 needle shanks. 

Basically, apart from the presser foot, the twin needle is equally essential. Pints have foot and twin needle are 2  friends that work together 

The foot comes in different sizes.  All you need do is – Insert your pintuck foot and twin needle. Adjust your tension to the highest setting. (This is really important). A high tension will make the pintuck stick up from the fabric, if it is too loose, the pintuck will not form and it will make two lines of thread. 

The base of the foot has some grooves, The grooves are there so you can space your pintucks perfectly. 

Sewing pintucks is easy when you have the right pintuck foot. Choosing a pintuck foot depends on two things: the brand of your sewing machine and the desired width of the pintucks. Most machines require a specific presser foot designed for that brand, but there are also “one style fits all” pintuck attachments that can be found online or in sewing stores , which most likely may not be found here. The next time you take a trip outside Nigeria or see anyone to help , you could browse for the available feet in the area and where to get them. 

Also ensure your sewing machine can work with double threads, whether it has spools for 2 threads or how you can place the 2 threads. 

There are a number of things that can still be done with the pintuck presser foot. 


Your sewing machine can Sew-So-Easy if and when you add the right extras to it for maximum output. 

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feeds and tips from my desk as a fashion teacher, the principal instructor of the leading fashion school in ibadan, oyo state nigeria. i am fully commited to raising entrepreneurs and leaders through vocational education, skill acquisition and entreprenurial studies.

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