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All I want is a simple bag.  In a world that seems to be filled with far too much plastic, you try your best to do what you can in your little corner of the world.

I have a collection of resusable bags, but they take up space, far too much space it seems sometimes, especially the bags that are fairly fixed in structure.

Another alternative, one that can be used for yourself or as the perfect gift, is an Origami Fabric Bag.

The simple beauty of this solution is that all it takes is a piece of fabric.  One that can be folded up and reused for something else if you choose.  The fabric can be in different sizes and different fabric types.  Just absolutely perfect!

I have a few different bag types that I use, so each week for the next few weeks, I will post up some of my favourite Origami Fabric Bags for you to try out, and see which one of your favourite.

Firstly I took a square of fabric.  I used this Sevenberry Linen, which measured 110cm (44in) wide, and just cut off about 110 cm in length.

I then folded over hems on the two raw cut sides, about 1/4 inch, twice, tucking in the raw edge.  After ironing the hems, I sewed along the edge.  The selvage ends, I left as is.

I then followed these very simple instructions as per the picture below.  The trick is to work out where you want the knots to be, as it affects the shape and holding capacity of the bag:

And there you have it, a very Simple Bag, which can be used for all sorts of things.  Try it with different types of fabric as well as different sizes for different uses, enjoy!

Next week, I will show you another style of Origami Fabric Bags.

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