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Fashion School: Pleats Please!

learn how to identify different types of pleats on clothing and decor

This is the best tutorial I have found for hand pleating for English Smocking. Nonetheless, while I love smocking, I hate doing the pleating. :o)

Tutorial for making 3 types of pleats: inverted pleat, box pleat, and knife pleat. Pics are great and really make it easy to understand!

How to make your own pleater for pennies. Excellent tutorial and accompanying video -- so grateful for this!

Sections of fabric were pleated, steamed, sewn on a corset base, then excess fabric was trimmed from each band before the next was added. Two back halves were pleated, steamed, and sewn to each side. Translation -