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Basic Knowledge for Accordion Pleat, Side Pleat and Box Pleat
Author:George K Posted on:2014-08-07 10:00:00 Hits:

The purpose of this post is to break down and distill the components of pleating to its basic building blocks.  First, I want to preface this post by explaining that when I say pleating I am referring to the “systematic folding” of fabric and not more organic methods like shibori or fabric crushing.

After speaking with several clients I’ve realized that I need to undercut the topics in these blog posts even more before I can get more technical.  I am still getting blank stares from people…I may be speaking but my communication is definitely not being received.
Basically, there are 3 building blocks that make up the large majority of pleating styles you will encounter: accordion,  box and side pleat.
 

Accordion Pleats:

Accordion pleats are easy to spot since they look like an accordion.  This pleat is symmetrical, notice that side A and side B are the same length.  Therefore, Side A = Side B.  When the size of this pleat is very small it is called crystal pleat.  Theoretically, since it is a small pleat you would assume it is a “fine” pleat, but personally I feel it is a common and cheaper pleat.  That’s just my opinion! I’ll discuss why I feel that way in future posts.
 

Side Pleats:

When one side of an accordion pleat is shorter then the other, the pleat lays to the side.  Hence the name side pleat.  Side A > Side B.  This pleat is  also know as knife pleats but I can’t imagine it appealing to women.  ”Knife” sounds more harsh than it does feminine.

 

 Box Pleats:

Last but not least we have the box pleat.  If you take two side pleats,  invert one and stick them together, tadah…you get a box pleat.




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