The Box Pleat Experiments, Part 2: Cross drape trim
This is the second installment of the box-pleat trims. I call this a cross drape because the fold forms a cross over the box pleated ribbon.
For brevity, I’ll refer you to the first post, to get the instructions on how to make the box pleated ribbon.
We’ll begin with the ribbon, box pleated, and machine stitched down the middle of the of the strip.
Begin by threading a needle, and tacking the back folds of the box pleats, to the upper ribbon face. Bring the needle up from behind, catching one fold.
Then, insert the needle down through the ribbon and catch the opposite fold.
Repeat this one more time to double stitch the pleats.
Now I’ll switch to the paper for clarity.
Fold one side of the pleat back, forming a 45 degree fold.
Next, divide this fold in half to make the crease line align with the…
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