Introduction: Fabric Origami Bird Brooch
Origami is the art of paper folding. I wanted to make an unusual brooch using the origami technique, but instead of paper, I decided to use fabric, in particular denim from old jeans.
I used the origami scheme for folding a dove. I am for world peace!
2 seed beads
needle threads in denim color iron
Step 1: Square
Iron your fabric and cut out a square with 3.5 inch sides. From such a square you will get the brooch about 2" x 2.7".
Step 2: Folding #1
Fold the denim square as shown in the photos, ironing the fold.
Step 3: Folding #2
Fold the denim again. Iron the fold.
Step 4: Folding #3
Fold the ends as shown in the photos, ironing the folds.
Step 5: Folding #4: Forming the Wings
Fold inside as shown in the photos.
Step 6: Folding #5: Spreading the Wings
Spread the wings, unfolding the ends.
Step 7: Sewing the Head
Sew together two folds at the top of the head. Try to make the seam invisible.
Step 8: Sewing the Wings
Fix the wings by stitching them. Try to make the seams invisible.
Step 9: Folding #6: the Tail
Fold the tail and sew to fix the denim. The seams should be invisible.
Step 10: Folding #7: the Beak and the Eyes
Fold the head, forming the beak. Fix the beak by sewing the seed beads - the eyes. Sew the breast.
Step 11: Final Details
Sew on or glue on a brooch pin. Your brooch is ready.
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