A box pleat is one of the most familiar types of pleats. It’s set when two equal folds of fabric are folded away from each other in opposite directions on the front of a length of fabric. The fold generally meet evenly at the centre- back, but they don’t have to meet at the centre. You can create a single box pleat or a group of box pleats, depending on the overall visual design. In addition you can topstitch or edgestitch a pleat to help maintain its form. Stitched pleats add a flat plushiness to the top of your window treatment, but also maintain a managed, structured fullness at the bottom. They’re great where you don’t want so much billowy fabric represented in the bottom half of your room.