Before you begin cutting the fabric origami module, determine what the size of each flower should be, and make the templates of the appropriate size. Then check whether there is enough fabric and other materials to fulfill your plans. If the results of the test pleased you, get down to business.
- Clear a flat wide surface or use a cutting board.
- Lay the fabric face down so that the directions of the common thread on both fabrics coincide. If you find it difficult to determine the front side of the material, then remember: in fact, in factories, woolen fabrics are rolled inwards, and cotton, linen and silk fabrics are rolled out. If this advice did not help you, consider the face that you like best.
- Place the selected pattern on the fabric and circle it with a small, thin remnant or a pencil of a contrasting color – this should be done on the wrong side.
- If there are tags on the template, remember to transfer them to the fabric. When placing patterns, follow the direction of the thread: place the squares along the fractional thread.
- Lay circles, pentagons and octagons throughout the fabric, the base of the polygons — but the fractional thread, so that the fabric does not stretch or deform. Cut the details of the module along the outlined contour, taking into account the seam allowances. Usually when sewing they are about 0.5 cm for fine fabrics and 1 cm for thick, and for origami, as a rule, 0.7 cm.
Sewing module for origami fabric
You can sew the details of the modules manually with one of the simple seams described below, if you are working on a small flower, or sit down at the sewing machine when you have to sew the details of a large workpiece, which also has complex curved edges.
Sewing on a sewing machine
The line will be flawless if you correctly thread the thread into the sewing machine and adjust its tension, stitch length, and presser foot pressure. When working with thin material, the presser foot pressure is weak, and when working with denser material, it is stronger. Optimum foot pressure allows you to feed the material under the foot evenly.
When stitching seams, you do not need to sever the basting strings, otherwise you will have to spend time removing them. Therefore, sweeping the product, keep in mind that the line should be laid at a distance of 1 mm from the basting. Each time, before starting to sew, check on the shred of the fabric whether the ratio of foot pressure and thread tension is correct. To determine this will help such a technique: fill the car with the top and bottom threads of different colors – the quality of their weaving will be clearly seen.