Looking for new ways to upcycle fabric scraps and create new interesting fabrics. Today I played with pleats and will show you what I did.
My color choice of scraps today.
4 cm wide strips 1 solid and one comprised of 3 different colorrs.
My color layout
Stitch each solid strip to a colored strip
Iron them flat and then fold in half and iron again
The completed strip
Each strip has to be stitched in between 2 other strips. I chose olive green strips
Lay one olive green strip on a piece of flannel sheeting
On top of that the double folded colored strip
And on top of that another olive green strip. Lining them all up.
Add stitching close to the inner edge through all the layers
After stitching open fold the olive green strip down. You can iron at this stage.
On top of the olive piece lay a colored piece then another olive piece, stich fold open and continue till you reach the edge of the flannel backing.
Fold all the pieces down in one direction from top to bottom and stitch over all the pieces from top to bottom in the center.
Mark another line in the center of the area to the right of the center stitched row and this time stitch from bottom to top folding the pleats down like this.
Do the same on the other half of the piece.
An interesting pleating technique.