Origami Pleat Fold
The origami pleat fold is shown with two or more parallel fold-lines and a zig-zag arrow. The fold lines alternate between valley and mountain folds.
In the example shown, make a pleat fold by:
- Make one of the folds: in this example, make the valley fold at the left side of the paper. This swings the paper to the left and flips it so the back is visible.
- Make a valley fold where the mountain fold is indicated. This swings the paper to the right again. Because the paper was flipped front to back, a valley fold on the back side of the paper is the same as a mountain fold on the front side of the paper.
Origami Petal Fold Continued
Often there are multiple pleat folds together. It may be that the pleats are compressed flat in a stack. Or, the pleats are left loose and appear as a series of mountain and valley folds (shown below).