Category: Advanced sewing query
Date: 29 Mar 2008
No hard and fast rules - depends on how much "spare" fabric there is to go into the pleats or maybe the design of the fabric would dictate how big the pleats/gaps need to be. 5" would usually be the maximum for the gaps and about 6" is good for the pleats. If there is not enough fabric to do 6" pleats - use less than that and consider doing a double pleat instead of a triple. Hope that makes sense!