What Are Box Pleats And How To Sew Them – Part 2

In my previous blog post I described sewing box pleats: hem the fabric, draw vertical lines, pin or baste the fold and press the fabric. However, you can make box pleats without pressing the fabric and create a soft look of the final folds. These unpressed box pleats have the same properties as the pressedContinue reading “What Are Box Pleats And How To Sew Them – Part 2”

What Are Box Pleats And How To Sew Them – Part 1

What are box pleats? A box pleat is a piece of fabric folded in such a way that a box-like shape is created. Box pleats are a series of multiple fabric pleats (see the images below). They add fullness to a garment or part of a garment. You can use them to make a wholeContinue reading “What Are Box Pleats And How To Sew Them – Part 1”

How To Pleat Fabric? Part 5 – How To Hem Pleated Fabric?

If you have already read my blog post about pleating accordion pleats or pleating knife pleats, you may also wish to learn how to hem pleated fabric. Should I finish the hem before pleating the fabric or after? I have tried various methods of hemming both before and after pleating the fabric. In this blogContinue reading “How To Pleat Fabric? Part 5 – How To Hem Pleated Fabric?”

How To Pleat Fabric? Part 4 – Advanced Permanent Pleats

In my previous blog posts, I describe how to hand pleat fabric at home by applying heat in order to create permanent accordion pleats or permanent knife pleats. This time I am showing how to create a more advanced permanently pleated fabric. For demonstration purposes, I’ll be working with a piece of chiffon fabric thatContinue reading “How To Pleat Fabric? Part 4 – Advanced Permanent Pleats”

How To Pleat Fabric? Part 3 – Pleated Fabric Samples

After reading book Paul Jackson’s book and refining the technique for hand pleating fabric at home with heat, I have decided to try hand pleating at home. I made pleated fabric samples from these fabrics: tulle, chiffon georgette, crystal organza, mirror organza, satin, crêpe satin, micro satin and duchess satin. For each fabric I madeContinue reading “How To Pleat Fabric? Part 3 – Pleated Fabric Samples”

How To Pleat Fabric? Part 2 – Permanent Knife Pleats

In my very first blog post about pleating fabric, I have described how to pleat an accordion type of pleats. In this post, I will show you how to permanently hand pleat knife pleats – another common type of pleats. These, unlike the accordion pleats lie flat (see the images below). In this blog postContinue reading “How To Pleat Fabric? Part 2 – Permanent Knife Pleats”

How To Pleat Fabric? Part 1 – Permanent Accordion Pleats

After I have read PauI Jackson’s book about pleating, I felt really inspired to start hand pleating fabric. How to hand pleat fabric at home is touched on in the publication fairly briefly and the lack of detail has led me to trying out my own ideas and resulted in slightly refined methods compared withContinue reading “How To Pleat Fabric? Part 1 – Permanent Accordion Pleats”

Book Review: Complete Pleats

Pleating techniques for fashion, architecture and design by Paul Jackson Laurence King Publishing, 2015 This is one of my favourite books and I consider it as the most important publication for someone who desires to create their own pleating designs. Actually, this is my first book about pleating. Complete Pleats offers plenty of schemes, well-writtenContinue reading “Book Review: Complete Pleats”