Origami Inspired Felt Bowls

Origami Inspired Felt Bowls by @mvemotherOver the last year I've seen a number of DIY leather catch-all bowls but, and I'm going to be honest here, I don't normally craft with leather, and even if I did, I'd be terrified of mess-ups! Thankfully felt is an affordable crafting medium I feel confident creating with.

When I started playing around with a few pieces I was actually hoping to make a felt origami dress, that didn't happen, but I was able to create this little bowl and thought it was the perfect budget-friendly alternative to those leather varieties.

For this project you’ll need:
  • 2 pieces of felt in different colors
  • embroidery floss in coordinating color 
  • needle and scissors
To get started I cut the felt into squares, making one of them half an inch smaller than the other. I went with 7” in the grey and 6 1/2” in the baby blue. Next up is the folding, I’m going to try my best to explain it, hopefully the images below will be of help.

Four steps to fold your origami inspired felt bowl
Step 1: Fold two outer sides in until they meet in the middle.

Step 2: Fold down the end of your felt about an inch and open up the fold, exactly as it is in the photo.

Step 3: Push the outer corners of the fold in to create a diamond and smooth down.

Step 4: Pin the fold in place, being sure not to include the bottom layer of felt.

Flip the piece of felt around repeat steps 2 – 4 on the other end. Repeat everything with your second piece of felt.

Sewing together origami inspired felt bowl
Put the smaller bowl inside the larger and join together by stitching a simple blanket stitch around the top.

Origami Inspired Felt Bowl
I really love this little bowl because my husband is usually asleep for hours before I finally get to bed, with a felt bowl I can empty my pockets without waking him up, something I know he appreciates! Then there’s always candy; but don’t blink, in a six person household those sweets won’t last a day!


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