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Pintuck Fabric

What is Pintuck Fabric?

  • Pintucks are added to fabric to give a texture to the fabric by adding it in different ways.
  • They are often used in multiple rows and at different widths to create different directional effects.
  •  It is created by folding 1-2mm and sewing the fabric from edges.
  • It is done to decorate the fabric surface by this technique , but no functional use.
  • Mostly done on light weighed fabrics , as it looks great on such fabric than on the heavier ones.

Pin tucks

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  • Tucks, made easy with the invention of the sewing machine, were very popular as ornamentation in the latter half of the 19th century, especially in fine linen or cotton fabric for chemisettes, engageantes, blouses, lingerie, summer dresses, and children's garments.
  • Tucks were also used to decorate heavier fabrics: a travelling suit of "rough cheviot" (sturdy wool) is described as having its skirt "tucked, each tuck two inches wide and two inches apart, eight tucks in all, box-pleating at the bottom". 

What Makes it Stand Out?

It has a ridge surface with folded pleats which is used to give texture to the fabric to enhance the beautification of the fabric.

 Texture Has a tactile surface. It feels like tiny ridge on the surface of fabric.
Fall Fabric specific
Shine Fabric specific
Sheer Fabric specific


    Application and Uses

    Used in apparels and other home decor items like bedsheets, table liners and as decoration on accessories . 

     Clothing Yes
    Furnishing Yes
    Accessories Yes

     Pintucks made on the yoke part of a dress

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    Pintucks made on bedspread

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    Care Instructions

    • Care is completely fabric specific . 
    • However , a common and important instructions is not to wriggle or squeeze the fabric . 

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