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Brother Origami Bag Project




  • 2 fat quarters - a main fabric & a co-ordinating fabric 1.5m x 7mm ribbon
  • Matching sewing thread
  • 2 fat quarters - a main fabric & a co-ordinating fabric 1.5m x 7mm ribbon
  • Matching sewing thread
  • 'Brother' Sewing Machine
  • Rotary cutter, mat & quilters ruler
  • Fabric marker
  • 1/4" foot (optional)

Brother Origami Bag Project
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Step 1. Cut a 16" (41cm) square from each of the fat quarters. Place them right sides together and starting 2" (5cm) from one end, sew a 1/4" (6mm) seam around the
edge leaving a 4-6" (10-15cm) opening at the end (refer to diagram 1).

Step 2. Clip corners, turn right side out and press. Top stitch 1/8" (3mm) from the edge on all 4 sides. Tip: You can purchase an edge sewing foot to give you a nice even seam close to the edge. Lay the square on table with main fabric face down. Take one corner and fold it towards opposite corner stopping about 7.5" (9cm) from the tip of the
opposite corner (diagram 2).

Step 3. Fold up opposite corner so the tip is against the 1st fold (diagram 3).

Step 4. Using a fabric marker rule a line through the centre and stitch through all layers (diagram 4).

Step 5. Fold side corners over (diagram 5). Stitch 3/4" (2cm) in from edge on both sides then again 1/2" (12mm) from that row. This is the casing for the ribbon.

Step 6. Fold right sides together (all folds in the middle) and sew together along side edges using 1/8" (3mm) seam allowance (diagram 6).

Step 7. To make base fold the corner of bottom fabric into triangle, matching the side seams with the centre seam. Measure 1 1/2" (4cm) from the tip and sew making sure the inside folds are flat (diagram 7)

Step 8. Turn bag right side out. Cut the ribbon in half, thread one piece through bag casing and knot the ends together. Starting on opposite side of bag, thread through
remaining ribbon and knot. Pull knots on ribbon to close your bag

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