Have you ever tried origami?
Origami is usually done with paper, but did you know there are sewing patterns that incorporate this beautiful Japanese custom and artform?
So what is origami anyway you might ask?
Well, origami is a Japanese word that literally means
The goal is to transform a flat piece of paper, or in our case, fabric into a finished sculpture using folding techniques with generally as little glue or stitching as possible.
Perhaps the most famous origami design of all is the paper crane pictured below. Have you ever seen this one?
Please let me know what you think!
While I've not yet designed any origami sewing patterns myself yet, I'm thinking about it. I like Asian and Japanese style a lot. Let me know if you'd like to see some more.
If you too like Japanese-themed sewing, please check out this Turning Japanese Bag free pattern.
Origami Sewing Patterns Roundup
Here's a huge list of origami sewing patterns that I hope will inspire you to make something with this beautiful design concept just in time for summer.
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