We have created easy Origami inspired patterns for hats and clutch purses to encourage everyone to recycle their feed sacks into fun pieces of wearable art. These patterns take advantage of Origami folding techniques and the folds can be secured with staples or minimal sewing. All of the patterns use a 15 inch square of feed sack fabric as the basic pattern piece. Experiment with your feed sack fabric to find the most interesting image layout for the Origami inspired patterns.
The right side is usually the outside of the feed sack with beautiful images and colors. For some patterns, you may want to use the inside of the feed sack for a white exterior on the finished project. Spend some time looking at the feed sack images with the patterns to determine how you want the imagery to look on the final product before cutting out the square.
All you need to get started is a few woven polypropylene feed sacks. Use your imagination to add custom touches and trims to the patterns. And remember to have fun!
A. Fold 1: On the wrong side, each corner will have a point where the ½ inch hem fold lines meet. This is the center point of the first corner fold.
B. Fold the corner over with wrong sides together.
C. Align the hem fold lines as a guide to make the corner symmetric as shown in the following figure.
D. Press the fold flat and crisp with your hands.
E. Fold 2: Fold the top side of the fabric down onto the corner in fold 1 keeping wrong sides together as shown in the following figure. Press the fold flat and crisp with your hands.
F. Fold 3: Fold the adjacent side of the fabric down onto the corner in fold 1
G. Adjust the folds if needed to make the center seam of the corner line up for a 90 degree angle.
H. Press the fold flat and crisp with your hands.
I. Secure the two sides of the corner in place for sewing.
J. Repeat folds 1, 2, and 3 for the remaining 3 corners.
We have created 12 easy Origami inspired clutch purse patterns to encourage everyone to recycle their feed sacks into beautiful, fashionable, and practical custom works of usable art.
We have created 12 easy Origami inspired hat patterns to encourage everyone to have fun while recycling their feed sacks. Origami hats are a great activity for children. The patterns take advantage of Origami folding techniques and the folds can be secured with staples or minimal sewing.
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