Origami Pleat Fold

The origami pleat-fold is a parallel and evenly-spaced valley-fold and mountain-fold in alternate directions.

It is also known as an accordion-fold or stair-step fold.

To make origami pleat-fold, valley-fold in one direction, then leave space. Then again make the mountain-fold parallel to the first, but in the opposite direction. Repeat the steps till required. Mostly, the folds are evenly spaced.

Example of pleat-fold folded diagonally

Origami Pleat Fold Folded Diagonally

Example of pleat-fold folded horizontally

When unfolded the folds show evenly spaced valley-fold and mountain-fold.

Origami Pleat Fold Folded Horizontally

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