Before reading this page, please see How To Order Pleated Fabric.
Once you have decided to order sunburst pleating, please read this document to understand the additional steps necessary for calculating and preparing your order.
The first thing you need to know is that sunburst pleating is not pleated on continuous yardage. It is cut into half-circle panels and then pleated.
1. Decide how many panels you want: When trying to decide how many panels you would like to order, take a look at our blog post Circle Skirts, Patterns, and Pleating.
2. How much fabric needed: The amount of fabric you will need depends on several factors. Besides the number of panels, you will also need to consider the width of your goods, the waist measurement, and the length of your skirt. Please note that maximum skirt length is approximately 10 inches less than the width of your goods. Please refer to Pleated Bias Skirts: Cutting and Calculating for assistance determining yardage needed. For a quicker estimate, use the bias skirt fabric calculator on our iPhone App MyProductionPal, available from the Apple App Store.
3. Cutting: The panels must be cut before they are pleated. Either you can cut them, or you can send the fabric to us, and we will cut them for you. If you would like to cut your own, there is a step-by-step guide to create your pattern in our blog post How to Pattern a Bias Skirt for Pleating. There are also samples of common sizes and marker layouts in our PDF Pleated Bias Skirts: Cutting and Calculating to assist you. We prefer you to cut the panels yourself, but we strongly encourage you to contact us before any cutting to ensure it will be executed correctly.
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