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Extract from Fabrigami • By Jill Stovall, Scott Wasserman Stern, and Florence Temko • Published by Tuttle Publishing

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Fabrigami
Folding a kimono from stiffened fabric seems very appropriate, as it will reflect the texture of kimonos. It can be affixed to a blank greeting card. In our experience many origami cards are treasured by the recipients, who may even frame them. The dimensions in the instructions will result in a kimono 4 inches (10 cm) wide. You can make kimonos in other sizes by using bigger or smaller pieces of stiffened fabric in the proportion of three times as long as wide.

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  • How to fold an origami card. Kimono Cards - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin with the inside of the fabric facing up. Valley fold the top edge over a small bit (about 3⁄8 inch/35 mm using the suggested size).

  • How to fold an origami card. Kimono Cards - Step 2
    Step 2

    Turn the model over.

  • How to fold an origami card. Kimono Cards - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pinch the top edge (or, if that will not show up, mark with a pencil or a small nick). Then valley fold both corners to the center, in line with the center pinch you just created.

  • How to fold an origami card. Kimono Cards - Step 4
    Step 4

    Valley fold four inches up from the bottom edge.

  • How to fold an origami card. Kimono Cards - Step 5
    Step 5

    Mountain fold back along the edge you just folded up.

  • How to fold an origami card. Kimono Cards - Step 6
    Step 6

    Bring both edges to lie even with the collar, squashing the top corners down.

  • How to fold an origami card. Kimono Cards - Step 7
    Step 7

    Mountain fold the top layer behind, leaving the pointed corner alone.

  • How to fold an origami card. Kimono Cards - Step 8
    Step 8

    Mountain fold the bottom layer up to the top of the sleeves.

  • How to fold an origami card. Kimono Cards - Step 9
    Step 9

    The completed kimono!

  • How to fold an origami card. Kimono Cards - Step 10
    Step 10

    Glue the kimono to a blank greeting card.

  • How to fold an origami card. Kimono Cards - Step 11
    Step 11

    The completed Kimono Card!

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