Feb 26, 2010

How to make an Origami drawstring bag

Today I'd like to show you the way to make a drawstring bag from square.
Origami drawstring bag
This is the bag.
It has two pockets on the outside with flaps.
Origami drawstring bag

If you have a hanky, you can make the bag from it.
I didn't have any to use, so I used two pieces of squares for it.

Here we go.

How to make an Origami drawstring bag 1
I cut each fabric in 16 inches square. From them, I made approx. 6.5 inches square pouch.

How to make an Origami drawstring bag 2
I sewed them together leaving the space to turn it out.

How to make an Origami drawstring bag 3
I turned it out and closed the space. If you make it with your hanky, please begin from the next step.

How to make an Origami drawstring bag 4
Fold it into a triangle, and fold the top at the 1/3 from the top. (See the picture)

How to make an Origami drawstring bag 5
Mark the line and put pins.

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Then sew at the line.

How to make an Origami drawstring bag 7
After you sewed it, you can open the top like the picture. Place the sewed line at the center.

How to make an Origami drawstring bag 8
Then turn it out.

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And fold it in two.

How to make an Origami drawstring bag 10
Sew at the bottom line to separate the outside pockets.

How to make an Origami drawstring bag 11
Open it again and fold in two the other side out.

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Then sew the both side lines leaving 1 inch from the top(Leaving the space to put strings in).

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Turn it out again. Now you have the main pocket and two outside pockets.

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And fold the top triangle like the picture.

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Sew at 0.5 inches from the top on both side.

Origami drawstring bag
Put two strings from both sides. That's all!
If you make it from a hanky, you don't need so much time to sew.
Origami drawstring bag

The fabric what I used for the outside is my favorite one (* v *).

By the way,,, today I organized my stashes so I chose some of my favorites and cut little pieces.
scraps for my next giveaway
They are for my next give away. Now I have 5-6 books for it, so I can choose 5-6 readers. I'd like to thank you for all and choose as many as I can.
Please give me some time more to prepare.

Thank you for reading again.
Today's work was a little hard for me, but I'm fine at all(* v *).

Oh, by the way, I made this toast today. It was quite easy and simple.
Cookpad Toast recipe
I know you cannot read Japanese, but it has pictures.
1) Cut the bread like the picture.
2)Put it on the pan and put some oil in the square. Put an egg, salt and pepper in it and mix them.
3) Put a slice of cheese on the egg.
4) Put the square left at step 1 on it.
5) Turn it out.
That's all! I put a slice of ham also.

See you (* v *)!!!!


Keren Gillan said...

Dear may ,thanks for taking the time to shere this tuturial with all of us .good to know that you are feeling better .
for me today was special it is Purim in iseal it holiday were children were costume and it is most exsiting to have them ready for kindergarden.
have a good weekend ,
keren Gillan

Neky White said...

Thanks for the tuto, and thanks for thinking of us!

BUSIR said...

I'm fond of bags and origami, never seen anything like it.I'll make it.Thank you.If you eat eggs you probably feel much better?Y.S

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Thanks for the tutorial. It is a great design!

sherri s. said...

Lovely! Hope you and your tomato are feeling well. Domo arigato!

Joan's Good Life said...

I am so glad you are feeling better these days! The bag is sooooo cute! Thank you for taking the time to do a tutorial for us all.

Have a wonderful day. Joan

Ellen said...

Thank you for the tutorial, it's a lovely bag!

Megan said...

Thank you for the tutorial. My son likes origami very much so I think I will make one for him and his toy cars. We like to eat this food here, too! We cut a circle from the bread and call it "egg in the hole." :)

Elizabeth said...

That is the coolest bag design ever--so tidy, and it really showcases the fabric. Thank you for sharing that with us, and be well!

SongBird said...

That's a wonderful bag - I think I'll make one today. Thank you so much for the tutorial.

I make a similar egg-in-bread dish, but we cut out a circle and call it eggs in a basket, here. Maybe I should make one for my lunch!


Doris said...

This is a wonderful bag. I'm sure I'll make one for my own little girl. Hope you're feeling well...

Magaroni said...

very clever construction - hope to try it out tonight as office will be closed early due to snow.

thank you for the recipe link - pictures help a lot! I once had a ceramic teacher who brought Japanese recipe books for the lovely handmade dining wares that appear with the foods.

Anonymous said...

This bag is awesome, and so clever! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, Mai. I will definitely be making this right away.

(P.S. Hi, Tomato!)

venus said...

Oh Mai, the bags is brilliant! I MUST make this one!!!
Thank you for sharing, both your tutorials and your life. I always enjoy visiting your blog.

Becky said...

Thanks you Mai! The bag is so cute and the recipe is yummy looking!

Take as much time as you need. Rest is essential as you well know. :-)

Digital Misfit said...

Thank you for this wonderful tutorial! This bag is so cute and very useful.

Congratulations on your recent marriage!
Have a lovely and restful weekend

Anonymous said...

Hi Mai!

I love origami and LOVE the things you make!

You've chosen some lovely fabrics as well.

Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! It is very clever indeed!


katie said...

that is a lovely bag - I will have a try at making it - but then I think that about all your wonderful tutorials!

Isadora said...

Great, lovely idea as usual!
Thank you very much!

Annette F Tait said...

What a delightful bag, it looks great and I shall have to take my time making one to get all the steps right!
Thanks so much for all your amazing tutorials - I love them! and I noticed ages ago that you had a tiny rabbit charm, must find the post. Would love to see a tutorial of it, if you ever do one!
Your dinner sounded nice!
many thanks, Annette

Pingkan Anita D. said...

Thank you for the tutorial Mai. it's it beautiful

the nest said...

Oh, Mai, this will have to be made over the weekend! Thank you for the step-by-step help and photos. Take good care of yourself...

best - Annri

BUSIR said...

I've just made one this morning !!It's absolutely great!Quick to make,so pretty.it's important to take a real square piece of material..;I'd a little fright at the end when i turned it out..but it's okay.and i put two strings.I'll have to make another one for my daughter.Many thanks.Y.S

Clara said...

I love origami and I think your model is great. I would like to thank you for all your tutorials and I cannot find the words...I think is very kind of your to share all of these models...
Thanks a lot!!!
I hope you and your tomato are feeling well.

Lady Caroline said...

Thank you for sharing with us, it´s a nice bag and a great tutorial!

Pink Dogwood said...

My goodness, what a delightful little bag. I need a new project - I think this will be it! Best wishes to you...

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial and the recipe. You are so clever! Hope you and your family have a nice weekend. :)

rekutopia said...

Ahh...origami drawstring bag! <3
And thank you for the link to the toast, I love those with faces made by other readers :)

casserole said...

What a lovely little bag!! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:

jojoebi said...

Hi, I hope you don't mind, I have added a couple of your tutorials to my 100+ fat quarter tutorials post, thank you for sharing :o)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your tutorial and your sweet blog!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! Thanx for sharing with us

evie said...

thank you for the tutorial! and i'm going to try out the toast later! ^^

Amy said...

Great tute, that bag is gorgeous! I'll definitely be trying that :D

Mimi said...

You have great ideas and some are so simple and very nice. I am always checking your blog for new sewing ideas - thank you!

antmee said...

Your the best! Hugs!!

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Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That is so clever! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

Wing Yee said...

I made a drawstring bag based on your instruction. The Origami I used was brought at 有馬温泉 where I visited one year ago. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. The bag is so nice!!!! Wish you and your tomato are feeling well!
Your supporter, Wing Yee

Miss Pelicano said...

So, so pretty! I want to make on, or many! Thanks for the tutorial!


congratulation ! your blog is very beautiful

juanita de la vega said...

Thanks for the tutorial! That bag is magic!

Amy said...

WOW! So cool! I will have to try this out!

Amy said...

done! Just made one and I love it! I am thinking this is a great little bag for holding jewelry when you travel!

Cindy said...

I love this bag. I can't wait to make one for myself. Thanks for sharing.

None said...

You are amazing, and I love your blog:) Congrats on your baby and wedding and keep posting.

Susan said...

Thanks for this tutorial! These bags are wonderful.

Liz said...

This is awesome, tag on my "to do" list!

LucyB said...

so clever and cute to boot. My mind is already thinking of all the things I can use it for. It could also be made bigger and used for a purse. Although I would need really big squares. Thank you very much. I'm glad you are feeling better.

Capucine_o said...

Very nice idea !!! I wand to try it !! Thank you for this tutorial ...
;-) from paris

Dudis said...

Olá, adorei a ideia, vou tentar fazer, obrigada por partilhar, bjos doces

Jennifer said...

So cute! I have got to make this. What a clever idea.

Judy said...

Thank you! Love the pattern. Can't wait to make one.

FINA said...

Hello Mairuru,
first of all congratulations for the coming baby.
We want to thank your for the bright ideas you have and also for your great generosity in sharing all your knowledge.
We are two Spanish young ladies of over 60 and one of our daughters, this one is young, more or less your age. We are great fans of you and we really enjoy putting into practice many of your creations.
Another time we'll send you some pictures of what we have been doing thanks to you.
That's all for today but we'll be in touch with you again.
We also like the way you keep us informed of what you do at weekends!
We liked vey much the pictures of the cherries in blossom.
Love from
Fina and Rosa and Sandra

My 1st Bambina ! said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful tutorial !!!
Great pictures and was very easy to follow !!!
I made one last night and blogged about it today :-).
Thanks Again !!!

christian louboutin said...

I like to make somethings by myself, so i want to open a DIY store. the method to make an origami drawsting bag is useful, i will tell my friends.

Annette said...

Hello mai,
thank you for this tutorial. I find your blog because someone in Germany had tagged him. Look here:

I love japanese thing and for 9 years we spend our honeymoon in yokohama. I often think about this beautiful time and the many interessing things.

Many greetings from germany and sorry about my bad english


Thinking Girl said...

This is a great tutorial! I made this bag and posted pics on my blog here: http://violetandvelvet.blogspot.com/2010/08/origami-bag-pictures-finally.html

So cute!

sarahswmbo@gmail.com said...

Just found your blog via epbot who lead me to Laupre!
Totally caught my eye! You're work is beautiful. I will definitely check your etsy store!

tney said...

nice info.. hope i can make it one day.

Mila@Rimbun said...

love this tutorial... thanks for sharing

nrnoodle said...

I made three of these this year for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the tutorial. I linked back to you on my blog. http://nrnoodle.blogspot.com/2011/01/great-start-to-year.html

Anonymous said...

I like you little bag very much and made it yesterday. It is a birthday-present for a girlfriend.
Your Blog was very interesting to reading, best wishes for you and your family from Germany

Xenical said...

Nice post! thanks for sharing

Dorothée said...

Thousands of thanks. That's a wonderful way to start sewing and make beautiful gifts for my friends.
Regards from France

La Chili said...

It it so cute, thank you!

Tote Cotton Bags said...

This is really really my one of the best blog because I love the origami drawstring bags. I really wondering after saw this woderful design! This is useful bag for me. Thaks for sharing this post so much.

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Anna said...

At first I was wondering why origami? And then after looking at the directions, I realized why. Made this cool idea even cooler.

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