Sewing Pleats

Create a variety of pleats — from French to Goblet to Butterfly — to create stylish window treatments for your home.

| September 2019

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Pin together the pleats across the heading.

Use pins to mark the pleats and spaces. 

Sew a vertical seam from the top to the bottom of the heading. To keep the pleats even at the top, place the pleat under the presser foot and turn the hand wheel so that the needle is inserted into the pleat 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) down from the top, backstitch, and then sew. This will keep the layers from shifting. Sew 4 inches (10.2 cm) from the top to the bottom. When you are at the base of the pleat, backstitch again.

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Seat the needle down into the fabric 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) from the top, then backstitch and continue sewing to the bottom of the heading.



After the pleats are sewn, measure to check the finished width. If it is not accurate you can adjust the width by taking out a few pleats and sewing again. Don’t stress over fractions; it will not be noticeable when the curtain is hanging!

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Check the measurement after the pleats are sewn.






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