Box Pleat

Box pleats are two knife pleats back to back. Similarly they are most commonly seen in kilts and school uniforms.

A 3:1 ratio should be applied when measuring material for box pleating as these pleats will fold back onto themselves.

We offer box pleat sizes ranging from 6mm (1/4”) to 100mm (4”) with further size specifications if required.  The material width ranges up to 1.4 metres although we can extend up to 2metres in width if required on special projects.   

Box pleats interestingly, can also be inverted (ie the box pleat is upside down) therefore the "box" is on the inside of the material as opposed to the outside of the material.

Material provided for box pleating should always be hemmed prior to pleating.  We note that if the material is not hemmed prior to pleating - the pleat may look "fluted" (i.e. the pleats aren’t as sharp and defined – often called waved). 

Here we have tried to picture the flat top view and the side on appearance of the boxes as it’s very difficult to try and describe succinctly.

We have also experimented to combine box pleats with other pleats which are located in our non-traditional pleating pages i.e. two way box pleat, knife and box pleat (together) pleat, two way knife and box pleat (together). Pleat 1MN.jpg