Origami bag tutorial

All you need to make this bag is 6 fabric squares, 3 for the outer and 3 for the lining.

Learn how to make an origami bag

The bag is approximately 19″ wide x 23″ high.

Fabric collection

The Nerida Hansen fabrics on the video are 100% GOTS certified organic cotton printed with low impact dyes. A joy to work with.

Bag tutorials roundup

Check out my other bag tutorials that I’ve made over the years:

  1. Expandable tote bag
  2. Patchwork beach bag
  3. Tote bag tutorial
  4. Laptop slipcover with straps
  5. Charm pack tote bag with inside pocket tutorial
  6.  Charm squares and embroidery tote bag
  7. Spirit tote bag

All the tutorials are free.

If you make any of the bags, please upload a picture to TeresaDownUnder tote bags and my other sewing projects Flickr pool.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
How to make an origami bag video tutorial


  1. Hi I’m wondering what are the dimensions of the finished bag using 18″ squares? thought I saw it somewhere but can’t find it again – and is there an easy conversion from the square measurements to finished bag size? thanks

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  2. Love the look of the bag. Using up some of my scraps up which is better again. I wonder if I’m able to make it a bit bigger by cutting larger squares and could I put pockets in the lining. Thank you. Sandra

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