Fabric Butterfly Origami

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
Rabindranath Tagore

What do you do with 4.5″x6″ scraps? You make origami fabric butterflies!
I found this great free pattern by Michelle Roberts at CreativeBlonde. The instructions have photos to help guide, but I have so much trouble with following diagrams without seeing someone do it. So, I found some different videos on youtube to help me with direction.

This was the first one I made, and it took forever for me to understand the directions. After viewing tutorials, and studying Michelle’s photos, I was able to make three more. I finally got the hang of it by the time I made the fifth one.
Now, what do you do with fabric origami butterflies?
Make Tissue Pouches!
Next month, there will be a wedding in my family. I am known for getting emotional…so I made some tissue pouches. I call them Butterfly Booger pouches.

Then I made a butterfly head band and some hair clips for my granddaughter.

Michelle, at Creative Blonde posted a great pattern for making a reading pouch and book mark.
When I was with my granddaughter, I had her pick out fat quarters for a secret project I would be making her. She chose two different owl fabrics and two linings.
I followed the instructions and made one bag according to the measurements given for a book.
My granddaughter loves to read, so this will be perfect. At her Meet the Teacher Night, I was happy to hear that the teacher will be focusing on writing. This was music to my ears! My granddaughter also loves to write stories.
So, I adapted the measurements to make a pouch to hold a composition book. It will also hold a story starter flip book.
Thank you, Michelle, for such a great pattern.
Book Bag

I ordered Dog Diaries by Betsy Byers to place in the beige owl book bag.
Writing Bag

A composition book fits perfectly inside this bag, along with a Magic Writing Pencil.

This is the Story Starter flip book I ordered.