The Box Pleat Experiments, Part One: Single and Double Garland Trim
As in other posts, I’m using the width of the ribbon as the unit of measure, so it scales up and down easily. I’m also alternating between paper and ribbon for clarity.
The box pleating requires three times the finished length in ribbon to complete.
Mark the box pleats on the ribbon by drawing lines 1/2 ribbon width apart, and then one ribbon width apart. Alternate the pattern of 1/2 ribbon width, one ribbon width.
Next, fold and press the box pleats in place.
Once the length of ribbon is pleated, machine-stitch down the middle of the strip. This holds the pleats in place for the variations.
Single and double garland trim:
I’m calling both of these garlands, more for the double garland than the single garland. You need the single to create the double.
Machine stitching down the middle of the strip holds the…
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