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Creating textile texture with machine-made smocks and pleats. A description of pleating machines and the basics of using one.
THREADS #21 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 54

Tip: How to use a sewing machine as a pleater or smocker.
THREADS #22 Apr-May 1989 pg. 10

How to shape fabric into clothing using a smocking pleater. Details techniques for both straight and curved pleating.
THREADS #26 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 50

How to make and use a simple cardboard version of the folding apparatus that commercial pleaters use.
THREADS #27 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 6

Tip shares "primitive pleating" process to make crystal pleats.
THREADS #30 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 10

The pleasures of pleats. How to turn finely pleated fabrics into garments. Offers general pattern selection, fitting and sewing techniques. Includes informations on sending fabric to a commercial pleater.
THREADS #31 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 47

A surprising turn of the pleat. Manipulating striped fabric to create interesting texture and color in a jacket.
THREADS #39 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 32

Shaping with pleats. How to make a skirt that fits without using a pattern. Advice on types of pleats, fabric considerations, having fabric pleated by a commercial pleater, drafting a pattern and skirt construction for an all-around, knife-pleated skirt.
THREADS #43 Oct-Nov 1992 pg. 37

Turning darts into pleats. How simple pattern alterations transform a plain pattern into a personal design.
THREADS #46 Apr-May 1993 pg. 46

How to remove pleats from purchased shorts.
THREADS #48 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 10

A technique for cartridge pleating.
THREADS #48 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 12

Tip shows how to thread a pleater to eliminate knots.
THREADS #48 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 12

Easy pleated skirts are made using a Perfect Pleater and no pattern.
THREADS #64 Apr-May 1996 pg. 40
Added Info THREADS #66 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 12

Celebrating cartridge pleats. How to add them within a garment section. Steps for cartridge pleating at an edge and adjust a pattern accordingly.
THREADS #79 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 65

Perfect pleats for every body. How to use a paper template to create softly pleated skirts. How to customize pleats to flatter any figure.
THREADS #81 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 48

A glossary of common pleats, how to form them and fabric considerations.
THREADS #84 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 20