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An experiment

January 5, 2018

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I was on Pinterest and found some cool pictures of what I’m going to call fabric origami. The pictures were actually of leather that had been cut, folded, and sewn–it was super cool. I wanted to try it and see what it looked like. I thought felted wool would work really well, but I had some scraps of double faced Polartec laying around, so I decided to try some Polartec origami.

Here’s what I did. I took a long strip of fleece and folded it in half lengthwise.

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I made a series of small 45 degree cuts at equal intervals.

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I opened it up and then sewed a piece of black wool to the back. The black wool isn’t in the pictures.

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I folded the points of the arrowheads up and pinned in place. I then sewed straight up the middle.

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After I tried this, I was kind of in love with it and wanted to find some way to incorporate it into a garment. Last week I had made Jalie 3667 out of this same fleece. I decided to take it apart and incorporate the origami insert. I made an insert for the front bodice and the front of the collar.

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I shortened the height of the collar about an inch, and the top is cut 5 sizes up, but otherwise it’s a straight 3667. I’m kind of in love with it, so here are way too many pictures:

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This was so easy and so much fun. Now I want to include origami on everything!!

 

From → Stuff I Made

16 Comments
  1. Becky permalink

    This is gorgeous! You are right to be in love with this.

  2. Eileensews permalink

    Fantastic and eye-catching!!

  3. MLGA730 permalink

    MLGA730
    Love this! Think this would look great as a border trim on a sweater.

    • Oh, I love that idea. It could look really cool if it were smaller and ran down the opening of a cardigan. Now I want to make a cardigan!

  4. ellegeemakes permalink

    Very cool – – It’s a great technique and a fun look!

  5. Sally permalink

    I really love it,

  6. danvillegirl permalink

    This is stunning! I read your review at PR. Had to come and see how you did this. Great job!

  7. Ann Thanos permalink

    Innovative, original, creative, beautiful, sensational!

  8. What a great origami trim- and I love the color blocking of the other pieces, too. Wicked Cool!

  9. Marjorie permalink

    Saw this on PR and had to see how you did it. I can see this as a great interest point running down a sleeve. I am SO doing this!! Thanks for sharing!

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