Fashion is all about style...
But thereâ€™s something else behind every fabulous garment you wear: construction, or how a piece of clothing is made. This project has a little bit of both. Youâ€™ll learn how to fold a gorgeous origami coat. Cut out the square design below and follow the step-by-step folding instructions.
What is origami, anyway? Origami is the art of folding a single piece of paper into an object, in this case a coat. Fashion Origami provides directions for the coat along with a skirt, dress, shoe, and lots more.
From the book Fashion Origami by Eva Steele-Saccio. Read our review <A href="http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/blog/fashion-origami">here</a>.
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Turn single sheets of paper into sassy fashions that are anything but flat. Super-clear, step-by-step instructions show how to fold ten unique pieces, from party dresses to pajamas. The results are cute, cool, and uniquely dimensional. Custom-designed origami paper in an array of bold and bright patterns gives each project an up-to-date look — a fabulous fusion of fresh style and timeless craft. The included sequins, ribbon, and glue make it easy to add your own flair. Comes With: 80 sheets of custom designed patterned paper in two sizes, sequins, organza and satin ribbon, glue • Create wonderful things • Be good • Have fun© 2013 Eva Steele-Saccio / Other · Reproduced with permission.
Choose a pattern for your coat. Flip the paper over. Then fold the paper in half, from left to right. Crease firmly, then unfold.
Fold the paper in half again, this time from top to bottom. Crease firmly, then unfold.
Fold in both sides, so they meet at the center crease. Do not unfold.
Fold the top of the paper down about 1â„2 inch (1.3 cm) below the middle of the paper.
Flip the paper over.
Fold the left side down at a slight angle, as shown. Then fold the right side down at a slight angle. Make sure that both folds match.
This next part is a little tricky. You are going to make sleeves. Start on the left side. Slide your finger between the short flap and the long flap, so it makes a pocket at the top.
It should look like this:
Press the pocket down as you remove your finger. It should flatten into a triangle.
Now do the same thing on the right side. Slide your finger between the short flap and long flap, so
that it makes a pocket. Then press the pocket down, so it flattens into a triangle.
Check your sleeves â€” they should look the same. If they donâ€™t, adjust them until they are even.
Now fold back both sleeves along the dotted lines.