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Origami Bento Bag

This is a beginner friendly sewing project that is a quick sew!

Azuma Bukuro, is a traditional Japanese cloth bag that is used to carry pretty much anything. You can make them in a variety of sizes using a simple formula.

The total length is always 3 times the width. Then you add the seam allowance.

There are lined versions of these bags but I prefer the unlined version because it's less bulky and easier to tie the knot. Linen or linen blend is my choice fabric as it's durable, looks beautiful on both sides, and has a texture that I can't live without!

You can use the measurements outlined below or subscribe to receive the free tutorial.

Origami bento bag by Indigobird Design

Here's what you'll need:

Cut one piece of fabric 30cm x 82cm [13" x 37"].

Origami Bento Bag - step 1 / Indigobird Design

1. Finish the raw edges by folding it under twice towards the wrong side of the fabric.

Origami Bento Bag - step 2 / Indigobird Design

2. Topstitch close to the edge of the fold to all four sides as shown.

Origami Bento Bag - step 3 / Indigobird Design

3. With fabric right side up, fold the right 1/3 of the fabric over the middle 1/3, and sew the two layers together, along the inside edge of the hem.

Origami Bento Bag - step 4 / Indigobird Design

4. With the top layer flipped out of the way, fold in half, bringing the left edge over to the right.

Origami Bento Bag - step 5 / Indigobird Design

5. Sew top edges together along inside edge of the hem (see step 3 for detail photo).

Origami Bento Bag - step 6 / Indigobird Design

6. Mark 8cm [3"] from the corner. Sew across. Repeat for the opposite corner.

Origami Bento Bag - step 7 / Indigobird Design

7. Turn right side out and press. Add reinforcing stitch at intersection.

Origami Bento Bag by Indigobird Design

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