I have posted about this technique before, but its such a nifty thing to know that I though I’d add it again here. Making pleats can involve a lot of tedious measuring, calculating, marking, pinning and tacking – or you can use a fork and save yourself a lot of hard work. Its genius! I’ve used ribbon to illustrate it, but you can do skirts and frills, and alternate your fork direction to make box pleats too.
First find a fork, some ribbon and a machine.
Turn the fork towards you, then fold it under, taking the ribbon with it.
I now have several forks – a normal one, a tiny pickle fork, a cake fork and a meat fork – according to the size of pleats I need. It might sound like a faff, but it really works.