Many people shy away from making pleats because they think that they are too hard to achieve. That's far from the truth! Making pleats is one of the easiest techniques in sewing, and you don't even need a pattern. You simply pleat what you need for your garment. Below I've listed simple and easy steps to add professional looking pleats to your garment.
In my sample, I have just a basic simple rectangular piece of cotton fabric. You can use any fabric that you like because most fabrics are suitable for making pleats. Knits, however can be tricky. I don't suggest using knits unless you are going to stitch your pleats down. (that's another blog and another video)
I'm using a 12" ruler to measure my pleats.
In this photo, I have made all the marks on my fabric and now I'm ready to start pleating.
Here, I've pressed each of my pleats in place, and as you see they are "perfectly" unifom.
Now that the stitching is done, I simply remove the tape!
After removing the tape, you see that the pleats stay completely in place.