SEWING THE STITCHES
Shelltuck stitches give an attractive appearance of
shells along the curve of a collar. This stitch
pattern can be used for edging the neckline or
sleeves of dresses and blouses.
• For details on each stitch, refer to the
"STITCH SETTING CHART" at the end of
Increase the upper thread tension for an
attractive scallop finish to the shelltuck
stitches (see page 79).
• If the upper thread tension is too weak, the
shelltuck stitches will not scallop.
To make rows of shell tuck stitches, fold the
fabric in half along the bias.
• Use a thin fabric.
Attach presser foot "J". Set the needle drop
point slightly off the edge of the fabric, and
a Needle drop position
Unfold the fabric, and iron the tucks to one
• To make shell tucks at the edge of a collar or
neckline, follow the pattern's instructions
and then use this stitch to make a decorative
finish on the collar or neckline.