Fabric origami experimenting

After making a couple of fabric origami bags,

and also these:

 and then some paper origami flowers..

 it got me to wondering if you can do any kind of origami using fabric instead of paper?

My initial attempts haven't been too successful..

I suspect that I need to use stiffer fabric, or add interfacing or similar. But I figure I should be able to do it using the iron, and a few stitches here and there!

Have you ever tried fabric origami?
If you google images for fabric origami - there are some amazing things around.

Just as I'm writing this - I've found a great little tutorial for 
making little origami gift bags.  This lady used fusible webbing to add pretty paper to the back of fabric, which also stiffened it, then folded origami style! Brilliant!
Ok - watch this space, and I'm going to experiment some more!

If anyone has any ideas, tutorials and tips for me on exploring fabric origami, I'd love to hear them!

I'll be sure to post what I discover and make!!


  1. I haven't tried fabric origami, but I have made a few things in paper. I'll let you experiment with it and keep up with your progress. You just might inspire me to give it a try!

    1. Thanks Mary! There's so many possibilities, I'm sure I can make it work!

  2. You never fail to impress me with your creativity! The fabric origami bag look so cute!

  3. that sounds really interesting and I, too, would love to see the results once you succeed. Because I'm sure you will!

    1. Thanks Stephanie! I appreciate the vote of confidence! :)


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