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Fashion is all about style...
Fashion is all about style...

But there’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. You’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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  • How to fold a piece of origami clothing. Origami Coat - Step 1
    Step 1

    Choose a pattern for your coat. Flip the paper over. Then fold the paper in half, from left to right. Crease firmly, then unfold.

  • How to fold a piece of origami clothing. Origami Coat - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the paper in half again, this time from top to bottom. Crease firmly, then unfold.

  • How to fold a piece of origami clothing. Origami Coat - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold in both sides, so they meet at the center crease. Do not unfold.

  • How to fold a piece of origami clothing. Origami Coat - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold the top of the paper down about 1⁄2 inch (1.3 cm) below the middle of the paper.

  • How to fold a piece of origami clothing. Origami Coat - Step 5
    Step 5

    Flip the paper over.

  • How to fold a piece of origami clothing. Origami Coat - Step 6
    Step 6

    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.

  • How to fold a piece of origami clothing. Origami Coat - Step 7
    Step 7

    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.

  • How to fold a piece of origami clothing. Origami Coat - Step 8
    Step 8

    It should look like this:

  • How to fold a piece of origami clothing. Origami Coat - Step 9
    Step 9

    Press the pocket down as you remove your finger. It should flatten into a triangle.

  • How to fold a piece of origami clothing. Origami Coat - Step 10
    Step 10

    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.

  • How to fold a piece of origami clothing. Origami Coat - Step 11
    Step 11

    Check your sleeves — they should look the same. If they don’t, adjust them until they are even.

  • How to fold a piece of origami clothing. Origami Coat - Step 12
    Step 12

    Now fold back both sleeves along the dotted lines.

  • How to fold a piece of origami clothing. Origami Coat - Step 13
    Step 13

    Beautiful!

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neondoll>_<
neondoll>_< · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 8 projects
i have this book and its really easy and fun!
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