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A Contemporary Origami Handbag

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I added handles to a triangular box created by Hans-Werner Guth and made myself a contemporary fashionable handbag.
It is made from an A size rectangle. Clever and a pleasure to fold!

Now it’s time to take a walk around town and show it off. Cool!

Crease pattern HERE.

From a square you make the bag and the handles perfectly, no leftovers!

Here are the proportions for the handbag and handles.

I played with some colors too. Which handbag  would you choose today?

Nine colorful origami handbags

{ 17 comments… add one }
  • Hans-Werner Guth April 9, 2011, 10:14 am

    Following the release of my tiny unimposing triangular box, it is stunning to see all the response and advanced development!

    • Leyla Torres April 9, 2011, 1:25 pm

      Hi Hans,
      You never know how an origami creation will take off! This box is simple, elegant and versatile. It can be folded from different rectangles and it’s easy to fold. No wonder so many people like it!!

  • Leyla Torres April 6, 2011, 6:59 pm

    Hi Amy,

    Here is a link to a video by Sara Adams.


  • Amy April 6, 2011, 6:24 pm

    Hi! I’m wondering if you could make a video for the purse. I simply can’t figure out how to fold it!

  • Beatriz González March 10, 2011, 12:03 am


  • Dasa March 9, 2011, 8:42 pm

    They are really great! Excellent idea to make handbags from this triangular box and I really love your collection :)
    I tried it today and here is my result.

  • Lus de Pessôa March 9, 2011, 5:41 pm

    Hola Leyla

    que precioso. Muy lindas.

  • Adry March 9, 2011, 12:22 am

    Leyla que medida es el papel que usastes. es A 4 ?

  • Nadia - D&P™ March 8, 2011, 4:31 pm

    Hola Leyla, están todas hermosas!!! claro que mi favorita es la 4, realizada con nuestros papeles, gracias por utilizarlos en tus origamis. Cariños.

    • Leyla Torres March 8, 2011, 4:43 pm

      Ese papel de diseños geométricos le da un toque muy moderno a la cartera. Esa es una de mis favoritas!

  • Adry March 8, 2011, 9:03 pm

    Como me gustan llevo todas !!

  • Rose March 5, 2011, 2:42 pm

    How beautiful and clever. I love the adaptations. Can’t wait to teach it to my classes. Thanks.

  • Amália Araújo March 4, 2011, 9:46 pm


  • Laura March 4, 2011, 7:36 pm

    Leyla! No se puede elegir por todas son bonitas!

  • Marcela Brina March 4, 2011, 6:11 pm

    No hay como decidirse…Me quedo con todas! Están hermosas!

  • Maria Eugenia Sandin March 4, 2011, 3:57 pm

    Qué buena y variada coleccion primavera-verano!!

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