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How to Sew Origami Pouches

Nov 07, 2011
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Make the most of luscious fabrics. Even small remnants have the potential to become lovely little purses with this project. Folded from fabric squares, these adorable (and reversible) pouches can be cut and sewn in less than an hour. Not only will this project transform a fabric stash into gifts and accessories, it’s a fantastic outlet for creative sewing. For a dressy event, make an evening bag. For day, use one as a wallet, and slip it into a larger carryall or briefcase. Virtually any fabric will do. The pouches are gorgeous in velvet, satin, and silk dupioni. For a more casual look, try linen, cotton batiks, denim, or wool suitings. The only fabrics to avoid are very lightweight fabrics, sheers, and knits. Mix it up, and have fun. You can’t go wrong with such an easy, adaptable design. Paddye Mann shows you how in this article from Quick Stuff to Sew, Vol. 5. 

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  1. jettalee September 4th

    I am an older woman and I love classic dresses. I need to cover "old arms" and can't have too low a neckline. I am looking forward to changing darts, but would love to see a pattern for us older women. Thank you! I frequently wear a sleeveless dress but always cover with a jacket. Any suggestions?

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