An Easy Way to Accurately Pleat Ribbon for Trims
I was teaching a class recently for the Massachusetts chapter of the Window Coverings Association of America. We were making samples of different trims, and I demonstrated how to mark muslin with a permanent marker.
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In woodworking, there is a measuring tool called a jig. It is sometimes purchased, but many times it is made specifically for a particular project. A jig provides the means for accurate duplication. It enables you to do the same thing over and over.
I've created a jig for the specific pleats I needed for this trim. I based my dimensions on the finished fabric or ribbon width (RW). By the way, this trim is featured in a previous technique post. This method will work for other trims I've written about, which can be accessed by clicking here and here.
This design needed two pleats, so it needed two jigsone for the depth of the pleat and one for the return.