Monday Makes – Fabric Folding

We’ve got something a little bit different for you all today! Instead of talking about one specific site, blog or YouTube channel, we’re going to be sharing lots of info and links about one particular craft. We’re hoping to make this a regular series alongside our normal Monday Makes structure, so keep your eyes peeled for the next one! But today, we’re going to be talking all about fabric folding – the beautiful art of creating origami pieces from fabric!

but4While creating origami with paper is wonderful and very therapeutic, just imagine all the things you could create with beautifully patterned paper. You can make a variety of items, like ornamental animals and stars or more useful objects, like trinket boxes. This is a great craft that both adults and children will enjoy, so why not check out the links below for some inspiration?

DIY Fabric Origami Butterfly – this video shows you how to fold fabric into a classic butterfly shape with no sewing needed, so it’d be ideal for napkins!

Scrap-Busting Fabric Origami Butterfly – these little butterflies are great for using up any scraps of fabric that you may have.

Easy Fast Coasters – this is another scrap-busting tutorial that makes cute little coasters. Fun and functional!

Folded Fabric Christmas Ornaments – this tutorial is a little more advanced and ideal for people that are handy with a sewing machine or needle, but the results are gorgeous.

Fabric Origami Box Tutorial – this picture tutorial shows you how to make an adorable trinket box that would be perfect as a gift or on your bedside table!

No-Sew Fabric Origami Cranes – if you’d like to make some classic origami cranes, this tutorial is for you! You can turn them into hanging ornaments or leave them as they are to sit on your mantelpiece.

Origami Fabric Brooch – for the ladies that love to accessorise, these brooches would look beautiful pinned to your lapels and would make a fabulous stocking filler!

Origami Flower Quilt Block – for all our quilters, we’ve got this block that includes a 3D origami flower to add a bit of texture to a quilted cushion!

Origami Candle Mat – this tutorial is definitely for advanced sewers or for anyone daring enough to try a larger project, but the final piece is truly stunning and would look great at Christmas.

DIY Origami Gift Boxes – last, but certainly not least, is a video from one of our favourites, Shabby Fabric, who shows you how to create cute little gift boxes.


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