Another Way to Make Pleated-Ribbon Trim
This technique relies on a knife pleat, spaced so the leading edges of the finished pleats are one half a ribbon width apart, and the return of the pleat is half the ribbon width.
For this technique, I use “ribbon width” as the unit of measure, which I learned from Candice Kling’s book, The Artful Ribbon (C&T Publishing, 1996). Using the width of the ribbon as the increment of measurement makes this trim easily scalable to any size ribbon.
I am also using paper, as well as the ribbon to demonstrate this technique, as that seems to be a well-received way of demonstrating this kind of thing.
You’ll mark the back of the ribbon to pleat it, as shown in the photo here. I explain how in the next step.
The paper model is marked in red for the leading edges of the pleats, and with blue…
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