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  • Smocking Pleater Feeder, fits the Sally Stanley, Amanda Jane, Super Amanda. Bobbins and pre-waxed quilting thread included plus full instructions.  To use with the Read Pleaters please purchase the Adapter lid separately. Not compatible with the Princess pleater purchased from Princess pleaters.
  • In use with the Sally Stanley
  • Smocking Pleater Feeder In use with the Read 24 Row Pleater and adapter lid
  • Smocking Pleater Feeder with Read 24 or 32 Row adapter Lid
  • Smocking Pleater Feeder with Read 16 Row adapter lid
  • Pleater feeder box shown with bobbins

Smocking Pleater Feeder Box


Product Description

The Pleater Feeder is a Chris Slade Design and can be attached to the base of the Pleater and acts as a thread dispenser, making it possible to thread the needles directly from bobbins.

It integrates perfectly with the Amanda-Jane, Super Amanda and Sally Stanley Pleaters, an adapter lid is available if using the feeder with any of the Read Pleaters

Pleater feeder advantages

  • no need to pre-cut gathering threads
  • several lengths of fabric can be fed at a time
  • ideal for circular yokes, where thread length increases with each successive row.  No calculations required, simply thread the needles, pleat and fan pleats to "bishop" shape and cut to exact length required.
  • no wasted threads

24 bobbins and a reel of pre-waxed quilting thread and full instructions are included

An adapter lid is available to make it possible to use with all of the Read Pleaters

Please mention which pleater you have in the comment box at checkout.

My opinion - fantastic

Having used the feeder box for several years now I would not consider using a pleater without one.

The threads are always ready to be threaded into the needles,

the box lifts the pleater higher up so you can see what you are doing

you can pleat more than one piece of fabric at a time without worrying about running out of thread

Not compatible with the Princess pleater purchased from Princess pleaters 




Product Videos

Feeder 3 (01:08)
This is a short video on how to use your Smocking Pleater Feeder. It can be used with my special edition Princess Pleater, the Sally Stanley, Amanda Jane, Super Amanda and can be used with all the Read Pleaters using an adapter lid available from my website www.houseofsmocking.co.uk
  • Feeder 3
    This is a short video on how to use your Smocking Pleater Feed...

Product Videos

Product Reviews

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  1. Feeder Box

    Posted by Irene on 19th Mar 2018

    Excellent product, makes it so much easier to feed thread to pleater.

  2. Pleater box delight!

    Posted by Susan on 26th Feb 2018

    I have been smocking for over 30 years and I used to cut lengths of thread to use in the pleater.......I hated it and it took forever to thread the pleater. I knew about the pleater box and often wished I could find one in my country. This year I decided it is time, doesn't matter where I buy the box - it is TIME to get it. I am thrilled!!!!!!! It makes everything soooo easy. I don't spend hours cutting lengths of thread and can pleat whenever I want to because it is so quick to prepare the pleater now. I absolutely love it and think all pleaters should be sold with a pleater box included. Pleating is now nearly as much fun as smocking. Thank you for this product, it is perfect

  3. vital addition to plwater

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Mar 2017

    Makes pleater preparation time much shorter

  4. Makes pleating so much easier

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Dec 2016

    I wish I had bought this last year, after making 60 smocked dresses this year I decided to treat myself to the pleater feeder. It's so simple to use and I love that I can now pleat the bodice of more than one dress at a time without having to rethread all the needles.




1.00 KGS


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