Friday, June 24, 2016

Origami Kimono

©Anne Rita Taylor 2016
I love these Origami Kimonos - I have used them on greeting cards for birthdays, anniversaries, thinking of you plus bookmarks and place cards at dinner parties.
Handmade paper 2 inches by 7 inches

The handmade paper I used - from a 5 by 7 inch screen - I cut off the lovely deckle edges since the Kimono looks better with straight edges and is enough for two Kimonos.
  1. Fold top 1/4 inch and fold over again - this is the start of the all important collar.
  2. The middle of the top - where you folded - is 1 inch and fold down from this mid point to make the collar.

3.   Measure 2 1/4 inches from the top and fold back.
4.   Measure 4 3/4 inches from the top and fold back again as in photo.

5. Fold sides up to collar areas, as pictured.
6. Tricky part! Fold top of each side to make a hood as pictured, helps to put your finger inside the fold.               

7. Fold back so top of collar is visible 1/4 inch, here is the back.
8. See the front!  Fun to make with Origami or Marbled paper too.

Once you make one, you will want to make a bunch!

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