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Sew pintucks with cord with foot 46C

Sew pintucks with cord with foot 46C. It makes a very decorative filling to the pintucks. To garantee success for your first use, it is very useful to make a sample first.

What do you need for a sample with pintucks?

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Pintuck and decorative stitch foot with clear sole # 46C

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BERNINA 710

The BERNINA 710 offers many features to make sewing easier. Inventions such as the semi-automatic threading system, the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), the BERNINA DualFeed, and the embroidery system, are proof of this superior quality.

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This is how you start to sew cord with the pintuck foot 46c

My aim is to sew pintucks that don’t finish in a seam. That’s why I draw a line in the middle of the fabric and perpendicular lines to mark the beginning and ending of the pintucks. I draw parallel lines at 0,5 cm from the previous lines, to start 2 stitches earlier.

Machine settings:

Choose the twin needles in the needle choices of your machine.

I used the stitch plate 5,5 mm instead of the 9 mm.

A reduced tension helps to push the pintuck with the cord up.

To keep the cord in place, you can use the pintuck attachment.

Find more information in this video tutorial:

Koord mee stikken met biezenvoet 46 c Bernina

I’m ready to start sewing and put the fabric under the presserfoot. I disengaged the automatic secured stitches at the start and I took a long thread in the beginning of the pintuck.

It’s very important to hold the threads, so they can’t be caught in the stitching. You will need them to tie off and secure the stitches in the end. At the end of the pintuck, cut the cord without cuting the threads and leave a 7 à 8 cm thread to tie.

For the second pintuck, replace the presser foot and let the first pintuck glide in the first slot.

Sew pintucks with cord with foot 46C

After sewing several pintucks, I have this beautiful result. You can see that there is a volume in the fabric at the beginning and at the end. You could use this instead of darts in a garment.

Sew pintucks with cord with foot 46C

Would you like more space in between the pintucks? Replace the foot to the second slot.

Sew pintucks with cord with foot 46C

If you even want a bigger distance, guide the presser foot besides the previous pintuck.

Sew pintucks with cord with foot 46C

I could sew decorative cord with the  3-Groove cording foot # 22.

3-Groove cording foot # 22

With its grooves and swing-out latch, Cording foot with 3 grooves #22 is ideal for the simultaneous couching of several strands of cording or yarns.

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.Koord mee stikken met biezenvoet 46 c Bernina

Finishing the cord and the pintucks:

When all pintucks are sewn, you can trim the cord to the line you have drawn.

Pull the loose threads to the back and tie them together. A drop of fabric glue dould be useful. Trim the thread to 1 cm.

Sew pintucks with cord with foot 46C

This is the back of the sample:

Koord mee stikken met biezenvoet 46 c Bernina

Iron away the lines:Sew pintucks with cord with foot 46C

These were my first steps at sewing pintucks with cord with foot 46c. Be sure I learnt a lot while making this.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to Complete: Evening
Used Material: Mettler Seralon thread, middleweight cotton
Used Products:
BERNINA 710
BERNINA 710
Pintuck and decorative stitch foot with clear sole # 46C
Pintuck and decorative stitch foot with clear sole # 46C

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