Re-Create Pleated Edging
I recently found this embroidered cushion cover at a flea market. I bought it because I liked the edge trim around the outside of the piece, and wanted to figure out how to reproduce it.
Follow along for the results!
Here’s a detail of the edge, from the front.
And this is the reverse. As you can see, it looks similar, front and back.
As I’ve done in the past, I’m using the unit of “ribbon width” in this lesson. With this unit of measurment, the trim can be scaled up or down, to any size. I’ll also use numbers here, so you can see how the “ribbon width” proportions work.
This strip is cut on the straight grain, 1 ribbon width (4-inches) wide. Since this trim begins with knife pleats, I marked the crease lines onto the strip.
You can see that these lines alternate, 1/4…
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