Cartridge or Organ Pleats

In order to get this much heavy fabric onto a waistband you almost have to rely on the cartridge pleat. I used five rows of parallel stitches with heavy carpet thread. I used the same thread to cast over the metallic eyelets (see photo above) and to make the laces. For a simple illustration of how to do a cartridge pleated skirt click below.

Cartridge Pleats

Photo by Gail Nichols
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Last Revision: 23 June 1998

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