Recently I needed a small amount of black polyester organza pleated edging to trim the lining of a fur coat I was working on. Usually, I cut strips and send them out to the pleater’s, but this was such a small job that it was more cost-effective to do it in-house. So, I dug my “perfect pleater” (a device made from fabric that is stiffened, and features slots to form knife pleats. It looks like those Levelor Mini-Blinds one sees still in windows all across the country) out of the drawer and set to work.
The success of a pleated edge is uniformity. When I began, I was having a problem with that, because of the polyester-natural fibers work so much better in the perfect pleater.
For those who have worked with polyester organza, it can be quite lively-it has a lot of spring. Once pressed, it will take…
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