Here is a quick how to for the Knife Pleat, the most basic and common pleat used in sewing. It is a single pleat turned in one direction.

Technique Materials

fabric, scissors, marking tool, ruler, pins

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    Jan 20, 2014, 02.16 PMby JKwan

    is there a sewing pattern for this in a skirt? I drafted my own once, but would prefer better understand how to adjusted the hip measurements to fit the waIst.

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    Apr 12, 2010, 01.13 PMby davee09

    love it!!!

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    Jul 17, 2009, 11.57 AMby nerissas

    Your demonstration was awesome!! Thank-you for sharing your knowledge!

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    Aug 27, 2008, 07.11 PMby curlyxrt

    I am really excited about this How To! I am ready to practice this and try it out on a cute bag or skirt :O) Thank you!

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    Aug 26, 2008, 04.44 PMby dazzychica

    I’ve been looking for an easy-to-read how-to on making pleats and this seems just right. I can’t wait to get home and try it out. Thanks!

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    Aug 20, 2008, 06.11 AMby lucelu

    Fantastic Tutorial! I really like the pictures, esp the “this is what it should look like”. With woolens, esp. tartans, this should be very helpful. It is also helpful for sewing costume. Please do one on cartidge pleating!

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    Aug 20, 2008, 01.28 AMby detourneuse

    Great tutorial ! Now let’s practice with Scotish “tartan” material to be perfectly in the latest fashion trend this autumn :) www.detournements.com/blog

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    Aug 19, 2008, 07.01 PMby aliish

    Thanks for yet another great and super simple how to.

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