What is box pleat opening?

What is box pleat opening?

A box pleat is one of the most common types of pleats. It’s formed when two equal folds of fabric are folded away from each other in opposite directions on the front of a length of fabric.

How do you calculate fabric for box pleats?

Here is how you can calculate it:

  1. Measure your waist.
  2. Divide your waist measurement by the desired number of pleat.
  3. Since each pleat takes 3 times its width in fabric, multiple your waist measurement by 3: 25 x 3 = 75 (the fabric you need to make ten 2.5”-wide box pleats).

What is French box pleat?

French pleats are narrower than regular box pleats, giving the bottom of the table skirting a fuller appearance. French box pleats work equally well in casual or elegant settings.

What is the difference between knife pleat and box pleat?

Box pleats are made up of two (usually wide) knife pleats facing away from each other. The inside folds of this kind of pleat don’t necessarily always meet and they are often used as stand alone pleats, as in the skirt of our Flora Dress. Inverted box pleats are a standard box pleat but in reverse!

How much fabric do I need for box pleat curtains?

Carolina Custom Draperies notes that you should multiply the total width by 2.5 and record the result. This allows for the proper amount of fullness for the pleated drapes. For example, if the total width is 84 inches, multiply 84 by 2.5 to get 210 inches, the calculated fabric width.

How much fabric do I need to make a box pleat?

For example, two 1”-wide knife pleats will form one 2”-wide box pleat that will take 2” of fabric for left underfold and underlay and 2” of fabric for right underfold and underlay. As you can see, we still end up with the required 6” of fabric for each box pleat. Basically, you multiply the desired width of each full box pleat by 3.

What is a box pleat?

Pleats are generally added to contain the fullness of the fabric and box pleats does this beautifully. The fabric falls in attractive folds when pleated this way.

Can You Topstitch a box pleat?

In addition, you can topstitch or edgestitch a pleat to help maintain its form. An inverted box pleat is formed by two equal folds of fabric folded toward one another so they meet at the center of the pleat on the front of the fabric. Or, more easily stated, an inverted box pleat is what a box pleat looks like from behind.

How do you sew pleated fabric together?

Edgestitching 1 After your pleats are formed, pinned in place, and pressed, transfer your pleated fabric to the sewing machine. 2 Using an average length straight stitch, place one fold of a pleat under the foot beginning at one raw edge. 3 Sew along the fold to the opposite raw edge. 4 Repeat for the remaining folds.