Videos From YouTube
and Pleating Instructions by Sally Robertson
you have a pleater, please watch the video Pleating 101. If not, please
see the tutorial for working with iron-on transfer dots below.
Learn to Smock
Series by Laurie Anderson
Tutorial On Using Iron-On Transfer Dots by Sally Robertson
Step 1: Iron
the dots on your fabric. Place your fabric on the ironing board
wrong side up. Place the dots right side down on the wrong side of the
fabric. Use a warm iron only and place it on the dot paper. Do not slide
the iron back and forth as it will smear the dots. Lift up a corner of
the paper to make sure the dots have transferred well.
Step 2: Sew
gathering stitches. Take a needle and thread and sew gathering
threads across the first row by taking a small stitch at each of the dots.
Leave the thread loose so you can pull on it after all the rows are stitched.
Repeat this process with each of the rows of dots.
Step 3. Gather
the pleats. Pull the gathering threads up to the desired width.
Tie them off two rows at a time.