Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Pleater Shortage

Pleater- A hand cranked machine for preparing fabric for smocking.

After a bit of investigation we have confirmed the nasty rumour about the lack of pleaters on the market.  Martha Pullen Company, one of the leading manufacturers has stopped production.  My advise would be, if you are interested in purchasing a it now.  A Google search for pleaters will direct you to fabric shops that might have a few in stock, or you might try Ebay.  As for brand, I have tried them all over the years with good results. The good news is that a pleater will last for several decades!

*A pleater is not necessary for smocking.



Anonymous said...

I bought one on eBay a couple of months ago. I love it!

What's going on with Martha Pullen? They aren't going to publish Sew Beautiful any longer either.

Marie chavez said...

I got mine two years ago, and loving it!


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