How to pack a kilt in a suitcase

A kilt is a traditional garment worn by in formal situations by men within the Highlands of Northern Scottish culture. This knee-length, pleated skirt has overlapped front aprons that are generally crafted by hand from yards of tartan, also referred to as plaid, patterned and deep pleated material. The fabric is expensive and delicate, so when travelling, you'll want to ensure that your kilt is in excellent care, especially when packing a kilt into a suitcase.

Open the tights from their package and lay them out on a flat surface. If there are any wrinkles, tights can be ironed on a very low setting.

Stretch out one leg of the tights and cut it off along with the toe covering to create a long, thin tube.

Close all buckles and clasps on the kilt and make sure it is laid out flat with the apron or front half on top.

Roll the kilt pleats tightly like a sausage from left to right, making sure the pleats are on the outside and the fabric is evenly distributed and straight. Tuck the fringe under the edge of the kilt roll.

Put the kilt into the leg of tights and slide it through the open toe, so a part of the kilt comes out.

Place the rolled kilt at the bottom of a suitcase and then place any additional items on top. This should ensure that the kilt is well protected and will fit in the suitcase.

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