Because I've been so lacking in the crafty department lately, I signed up to take a craft class at a local library branch. It felt good to make something again.
It's a little hard to see, but this fabric has metallic gold details.
The teacher showed us how to make the kimono with paper first, then we each were able to make two fabric kimonos. I made one into a card and kept the other loose to use as an ornament. It was relatively easy, even for the people new to origami, and the teacher was patient, circulating around the room and helping everyone. Very fun! I definitely plan to attend more public library offerings in the future.
If you’re interested in learning how to make a (paper) origami kimono yourself, here are instructions similar to what I learned, from Yellow Origami Bird. The paper and fabric that I used at the workshop was 15 x 3 3/4″, which makes a finished kimono of about 4 1/4″.