I mentioned in a previous post about using freezer paper to help me with the stitching on the top of the kick pleat, but I forgot to show the pictures I took of this process.Here’s the brand of freezer paper I use. It is shiny on one side, and this shiny side will adhere to fabric when you press it (plain side up, shiny side down). You can cut stencils out of it, too. I have never actually used the freezer paper for wrapping anything for the freezer.
I wanted a double row of stitching to hold the top of the kick pleat in position, so I traced the slanted top of the kick pleat and cut a little template out:
Here you can see the freezer paper template pressed down into position on the outside of the top of the kick pleat. I was then able to topstitch around the paper piece for nice straight, even topstitching. When you are finished stitching, the paper peels right off without damaging the fabric.
You can also use this same technique for other sewing jobs. Once I was making a blouse with curved collar points, and I just could not get the collar points to be the same size. I cut curved templates out of freezer paper, ironed it to both collar front edges, and got the identical curves I was trying for.