A tuck is a stitched fold of fabric. It can be used as a way of reducing fullness in a garment but is usually a decorative feature. Each tuck is formed from two stitching lines which are marked and then matched and stitched. Tuck widths can vary, as can the space between the tucks.

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 Blind Tucks meet – the fold line of one tuck touches the stitching line of the next tuck. Spaced Tucks have a space between them. Very narrow tucks are called Pin Tucks.

Tucks are usually parallel and uniform in width.

Click on the links below for videos of the techniques:

Pin Tucks with Professor Pincushion

Tucks by Threads magazine