I struggled a bit because this felt very out of my comfort zone, but they weren’t particularly difficult once I got the hang out of it. You only need to cut two rectangles and add pleats.
My particular fabric needed to be serged (or have the edges finished with a regular sewing machine) because the raw edges frayed quite a bit. Really good tartan plaid is wool and I believe wouldn’t even need to have the edges finished. As I have absolutely no idea where to purchase said good quality tartan plaid, I bought this plaid material from Amazon. I did see some international sites to get good fabric shipped, but the cost was pretty high. If you have any suggestions for where I can buy it, let me know because I still want to make one for my husband.
This particular fabric in the link below is very thin, frays easily, and isn’t very wide. I was able to get away with this width for my very thin 3 yr old son, but I couldn’t do as many pleats as I wanted with his and I’m not as thrilled with the results. Again- it works, but if you’re sewing for an older child you’ll need to find something wider. The link below is an affiliate link which means if you purchase using it, you help support my blog. Thank you.