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Help needed with pin tucking

Bugs

Help needed with pin tucking
« on: February 23, 2021, 20:54:18 PM »
  :thinking:

Hello everyone

I’m new here and could really do with help please. I am trying to sew pintucks using the twin needle and pin tuck foot. I am sewing on standard cotton fabric .

My issue is that I can’t get the right settings. I have my stitch length on 2 and tension on 4 which makes great pintucks but the thread snaps every few seconds. I lower my tension but then it’s not enough to make the pintucks.... I have put my pressure foot dial either at 3 or 2 and changed all the dials several times over but still the thread breaks.  Including the width slough im not sure it does anything for it??
All the videos I’ve seen are so easy , 123 and away.. I am a seamstress for a living and can sew anything else but can’t get this right.

Please please, if someone could help me I would be hugely thankful.

Thank you
Hayley

b15erk

Re: Help needed with pin tucking
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 21:21:07 PM »
I don't know if it will help, but when I use a twin needle, I  turn the tension down.

Btw @Bugs welcome to TSP!

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Lachica

Re: Help needed with pin tucking
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 21:23:58 PM »
Have you tried different thread? Try with gutermann.
Mary
2020 stash: not gonna count, not gonna feel guilty.

Lilian

Re: Help needed with pin tucking
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 22:08:55 PM »
Welcome @Bugs  :drink: sorry can't help with the pintucks
Willing but not always able :)

Bugs

Re: Help needed with pin tucking
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2021, 07:25:31 AM »
  :thinking:

Hello everyone

I’m new here and could really do with help please. I am trying to sew pintucks using the twin needle and pin tuck foot. I am sewing on standard cotton fabric .

My issue is that I can’t get the right settings. I have my stitch length on 2 and tension on 4 which makes great pintucks but the thread snaps every few seconds. I lower my tension but then it’s not enough to make the pintucks.... I have put my pressure foot dial either at 3 or 2 and changed all the dials several times over but still the thread breaks.  Including the width slough im not sure it does anything for it??
All the videos I’ve seen are so easy , 123 and away.. I am a seamstress for a living and can sew anything else but can’t get this right.

Please please, if someone could help me I would be hugely thankful.

Thank you
Hayley
I don't know if it will help, but when I use a twin needle, I  turn the tension down.

Btw @Bugs welcome to TSP!

Jessie
Thank you Jessie, I think I’ve tried it but I will give it another go 😀👍🏻

Bugs

Re: Help needed with pin tucking
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 07:31:21 AM »
Have you tried different thread? Try with gutermann.

I’ve not tried other cottons but have heard guttermann to be great thread, I’ve just ordered some, thank you 👍🏻😊

Sewbusy

Re: Help needed with pin tucking
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2021, 16:56:35 PM »
@Bugs What machine do you have, they all have their own quirks so if someone else has the same machine they may be able to help.

Some time ago another member recommended this tutorial, it may be worth a try.    https://so-sew-easy.com/how-to-use-the-pintuck-foot/?utm_source=So+Sew+Easy+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3efbbcfa1a-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_181615727c-3efbbcfa1a-117940005

BrendaP

Re: Help needed with pin tucking
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2021, 22:30:30 PM »
I’ve not tried other cottons but have heard guttermann to be great thread, I’ve just ordered some, thank you 👍🏻😊

Are you using Gütermann cotton or Gütermann Sew All which is polyester?
Which thread have you been trying to use?

Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

Bugs

Re: Help needed with pin tucking
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2021, 10:31:53 AM »
I don't know if it will help, but when I use a twin needle, I  turn the tension down.

Btw @Bugs welcome to TSP!

Jessie
Thank you Jessie, I think I’ve tried it but I will give it another go 😀👍🏻

You are a genius, it only gone and worked like a dream. I can’t believe it. I always use a good brand name but didn’t ever think it wasn’t good enough.

Game changer , thank you so very much 😁👍🏻😁👍🏻😁👍🏻😁

Bugs

Re: Help needed with pin tucking
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2021, 10:37:19 AM »
UPDATE

Thank you so much everyone , I have tried the gutermann cotton and it’s worked a dream. I am truly so grateful for all your suggestions and helping me out. It’s so lovely to find a page where there are people willing to help each other out. I hope I can help others in the same way.

One happy lady here 😊😁👍🏻