1 - Pintuck Prep

Welcome to lesson 5!

Stitch pintucks with a double needle to create new texture to existing fabric. Use double or triple needles to expand normal decorative stitches into amazing works of art by varying thread choices. 

Pintuck feet come in multiple sizes. Pintuck feet can been found with 3, 5, 7 or 9 grooves. For lighter weight fabrics select the 5, 7 or 9 groove pintuck feet and save the 3 groove pintuck foot for heavier fabrics. We recommend purchasing a 5 groove pintuck foot as your first pintuck foot size and then add additional sizes based on your fabric choices in the future.

The grooves on the underneath side of a pintuck foot help align perfectly parallel rows of tucks while sewing on a single piece of fabric. Vary the distance between the tucks by skipping over one or two of the grooves. 

All Available Bernina Pintuck Feet:

  • Bernina 3-Groove Pintuck Foot #30
  • Bernina 5-Groove Pintuck Foot #31 - RECOMMENDED
  • Bernina 7-Groove Pintuck Foot #32
  • Bernina 9-Groove Pintuck Foot #33
  • Bernina Pintuck & Decorative Stitch Foot with Clear Sole #46C - THIS ONE IS SUPER FUN!

You will also need twin needle (or double needle) in a variety of sizes. Twin needles come in: 1.6mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 4.0mm, 6mm and 8mm


Bernina Stitching Cosmos Handouts - Lesson 5.pdf